British farmers in turmoil as delayed spring plays havoc with growing season

Last year, asparagus growers were harvesting as early as 8 April. This spring, they are not expecting to harvest their open-field crop until the last week of April – a week later than the official… Read More

Starbucks Philadelphia arrest: CEO apologizes to two black men arrested in a store after an employee call to police – The Washington Post

Starbucks, which once asked baristas to start a conversation about race with customers, faces fierce criticism after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store, sparking accusations of racial profiling over what the company’s chief executive now calls a “reprehensible” incident. In a statement,… Read More

Louisiana Legislators Are Earning Big Money From Government Agencies — But Don’t Have to Disclose It All

One state senator earned $836,000 in legal fees representing a sheriff. The amount he disclosed: $13,328. “The notion that you could get public money and not report it in our flim-flammery of an ethics system… Read More

The GOP’s latest gestures toward fiscal responsibility ring hollow

The business model of the modern Republican Party does not produce real-world budget discipline. So today, GOP lawmakers turn to make-believe. Within the last four months, the Republican president and party leaders in Congress took… Read More

Scott Pruitt has four different EPA email addresses. Lawmakers want to know why. – The Washington Post

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has used four separate agency email addresses since taking office, according to Senate Democrats and an EPA official, prompting concerns among agency lawyers that the EPA has not disclosed… Read More

Trump weighs rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership amid trade dispute with China

President Trump ordered top administration officials Thursday to look at rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major shift on the sprawling multination #trade pact he rejected just days after taking office. Rejoining the pact would come… Read More