26 Mar '12, 11am

Farm bill fail: Is food policy headed back to the future?

Farm bill fail: Is food policy headed back to the future?

Will the Tea Party GOP take farm policy back to 1949 by refusing to pass a farm bill before September? It’s no secret that the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party would like nothing more than to send Americans back in time. Given their recent attempts at banning contraception, we might think that digging up a DeLorean or getting M r. Peabody to dust off his Way Back Machine were perhaps their best shots at it. But it now appears that the House GOP may have discovered an easier way — the 2012 Farm Bill. Where are we going? Back to the great year of 1949. Ah, 1949. The Yanks beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series (on their way to five straight World Series victories) while Hedy Lamarr ruled the box office in the thrilling epic Samson & Delilah . It was also the year William Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for Literature. As for America, its population, at just under 1...

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