Welcome to The Jungle

Imagine that a journalist, with outside political views, decided to go undercover to expose corruption. That investigation turned into a series of articles in a political magazine, which found a sympathetic audience. Then the journalist turned those articles into a novel and pushed it through to publication.

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How the Plastic Straw Ban Went So Wrong So Fast

Who would have thought that ten inches of plastic could cause such a stir?

Well, that’s the problem, isn’t it.

Americans use 500 million straws every day. Someone thought we should ban them to save the environment.

No one asked if the catchy pollution solution would hurt anyone.

Spoiler: It did. Continue reading “How the Plastic Straw Ban Went So Wrong So Fast”