A pesticide sprayer rolls through an apple orchard.
Maybe you overlooked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's yearly roundup of pesticides in foods released last month. It's long and full of tongue-twisting chemicals — like tetrahydrophthalimide and pyraclostrobin — found on some popular produce.
The declassified Pentagon Papers released by the National Archives and the Nixon, Kennedy and Johnson Presidential Libraries.
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A.J. Daverede, of the National Declassification Center, led the effort to get the Pentagon Papers released. Although incomplete versions of the papers have been released before, Daverede describes the papers made available today as "the real deal."
A.J. Daverede wheels a cart loaded with document boxes into his office at the National Archives.
"This is them," he says. "Eleven boxes constitute the entirety of the report of the Vietnam Task Force. You just start here: box one."
Forty years ago, on June 13, 1971, The New York Times published portions of these documents, better known as the Pentagon Papers. On Monday, for the first time, the government released all 7,000 pages of the report with no redactions.
And in hindsight, we're glad we haven't invested a lot of time in the thousands of emails from Sarah Palin's time as governor of Alaska (beyond a post that said the emails would be released and another on the day they were about the news media's rush to read them).
The Employment Act of 1946 committed the government to getting unemployed Americans back to work. It was amended in 1978 by the Humphrey-Hawkins Act which set a goal of 3 percent unemployment. Some believe this promise has yet to be fulfilled but isn't unattainable.
L. Randall Wray is an economics professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.