Jill Richardson

Jill Richardson

Jill Richardson is the founder of the blog La Vida Locavore and a member of the Organic Consumers Association policy advisory board. She is the author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It.

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"Already pediatricians are warning about the lasting damage they’re likely to suffer from this cruel treatment." (Photo: Otherwords) Views
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Immigrant Kids Are Suffering Trauma That Will Last Years
Let’s be clear about something: Separating children from families, as the Trump regime is doing to undocumented immigrants, isn’t just cruel. It’s going to cause irreparable damage to the children involved — and probably to the parents too. The difference is that developmental trauma — trauma...
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"While Pruitt was getting headlines for having taxpayer-funded aides do his private business, his EPA just gutted an Obama-era law to protect Americans from toxic chemicals." (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Scott Pruitt's Corruption Is Bad, But His Planetary Sabotage Is Worse
Did you hear that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, is so corrupt that he spent $1,560 on 12 customized fountain pens ? Or that he spent another $43,000 on a soundproof phone booth in violation of government spending laws ? Pruitt’s big spending on the taxpayer...
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"I would hazard a guess that many of these guys have been sold an unattainable model of masculinity." (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Want to Attract Women? Try Not Hating Us.
The recent attack in Toronto by a man who identifies as an “incel” has called attention to the disturbing and flourishing online incel community. “Incel” stands for “involuntarily celibate.” These are straight men who, frustrated by their lack of romantic success, channel their feelings into hatred...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Rethinking the ‘Goldwater Rule’ in the Trump Era
Maybe it’s time America’s psychiatrists reconsider their Goldwater Rule. The Goldwater Rule simply states that psychiatrists shouldn’t diagnose the mental health of a public figure unless they’ve personally examined the person. Naturally, if any public figures have sought mental health treatment,...
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Sunday, December 31, 2017
A New Year’s Resolution: Time to Speak Up
As we go into a new year, I have a resolution. I’m going to speak up more when men do things that make me uneasy. Take the other day, for example. I really like my neighbor. I also have no interest in dating him. It’s nothing against him, really. But I don’t know him well, and I’m not interested in...
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Monday, November 20, 2017
Washington’s War on Poor Grad Students
The Republican tax plan winding its way through Congress includes a special middle finger to the nation’s graduate students. It’s a little bit wonky, so stay with me here. I’ll explain how it affects me, since I’m an actual graduate student. Going to grad school would’ve been entirely out of reach...
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President Donald Trump throwing paper towels to hurricane victims during a visit to Puerto Rico. Views
Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Sad State of Disaster Relief
Five former U.S. presidents recently came together to raise money for hurricane relief for the victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. This generous, bipartisan act is one of true generosity and statesmanship. And yet, as former presidents, all five men know that there’s another way to help...
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Men act shocked and horrified to hear of women’s sexual assaults, but remain ignorant that the perpetrators are other men around them — their coworkers, their buddies, their family, and maybe even themselves. Views
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Me Too. And You. And You.
“Me too.” I posted those words on Facebook recently, along with what seems like every woman I know. A post went viral asking each woman to write the words “Me too” if she’d been sexually assaulted or harassed. A man exposed himself to me once. Ten years ago. He was in a car, and I was on foot. He...
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Thursday, October 05, 2017
We’re Failing the US Citizens of Puerto Rico
Hurricane-struck Puerto Rico wants “ everything done for them ,” says President Trump. Puerto Rico, an island of 3.5 million inhabitants — all of whom are U.S. citizens — gets nearly nothing done for it. Puerto Rico, a colony of the United States, has gotten a whole lot of nothing from Washington...
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We have areas of very wealthy people whose children attend wonderful schools, and areas of concentrated poverty where children attend failing schools. Views
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Sometimes the Poor Make It Big. Usually They Stay Poor
We all want to live in a country where all it takes is hard work and some talent for anyone to succeed. We tell ourselves that we do. We even see examples of people who “came from nothing” and ended up rich and famous. And it’s true that it sometimes happens. Sometimes a child born into poverty...
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