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Recent contents by Dan Murphy

Halloween Profiling

Oct 26, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Think those little tots are grateful to get whatever treats you’re handing out? Guess again. Underneath their masks, kids are passing judgment like a bunch of angry jurors.

Media Misses the Mark

Oct 11, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Is it too much to expect that even news sources with a partisan bias at least make an attempt at presenting a story objectively?

Dan Murphy: Avoiding the Obvious

Aug 31, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Whether you agree or disagree with the administration’s tariff wars with U.S. export partners, ag trade groups should follow best practices in convincing allies of their position. Here’s how not to do it.

Phony Message; Fake Billboards?

Jul 18, 2018 by Dan Murphy
As is their wont, PETA is spinning the trade war currently threatening agriculture into another ‘Go Vegan’ PR stunt. But are their plans for billboards real, or as phony as their positioning?

Dan Murphy: Accepting the Challenge

Jun 12, 2018 by Dan Murphy
There shouldn’t be any debate over whether agriculture, business and education need to collaborate to address the nation’s 21st century challenges. The stakes are far too critical.

Dan Murphy: State Inspection SNAFU

May 24, 2018 by Dan Murphy
It might be time to junk the law preventing state-inspected meat and poultry from being sold across state lines — at least that’s what a bipartisan (gasp!) group of senators is trying to do.

Murphy: Learning to Love Lamb

May 17, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Of all the healthy, flavorful, downright delicious menu items at today’s chic restaurants, lamb is arguably one of the finest, yet least appreciated choices. But that may be about to change.

Murphy: Short-Term Strategies Don’t Work

May 16, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Along with our partisan divide, another crippling problem has afflicted society: an inability to take a long-term perspective, rather than focusing on the immediate impact of policies and priorities.

Murphy: What’s Wrong with Kansas?

May 14, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Nothing that doesn’t afflict much of rural America: depopulation, lack of economic development and a ‘brain drain’ of educated young people leaving town. But there are solutions to be pursued.