Staff / TruthdigJun 11, 2011
Gov. Scott Walker's budget includes yet another (previously overlooked) way in which he's willing to serve big business at the expense of the little guy: He's taking aim at craft breweries by making it more difficult for them to distribute their products. (more) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 17, 2010
Although the oppression of women in some foreign countries is routine, we ought not to forget cases like the recent ones in Malaysia in which three women were caned for having extramarital intercourse and another awaits a caning decision for, *gasp*, drinking beer. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 22, 2010
Sure, it behooved our Neolithic ancestors to band together and form proto-civilizations for many reasons, but one main motivation, according to archaeologist Patrick McGovern -- who works, and we kid you not, at the University of Pennsylvania Museum's Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health -- was the time-honored pursuit of alcoholic intoxication. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 13, 2009
Watching your environmental impact is almost as important as watching your liver impact. To that end, Greenopia has rated "15 of the largest breweries in the world." Guinness, Heineken, Coors, Sam Adams and Tecate all got the lowest possible rating, while Fat Tire's maker, New Belgium, took home four out of four green leaves (adorable). Remember to consume environmentally friendly beer responsibly. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 1, 2009
This week's show covers flagrant shenanigans in the financial world -- could it be that Tony Blankley makes a move toward the left? Meanwhile, lefty Robert Scheer is the surprising deficit hawk in the mix, and Arianna Huffington and Matt Miller clash over whether the absence of a strong public provision in Congress' emerging health plan represents a betrayal of the American people. Also: beer! Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 26, 2009
A study published in The Lancet medical journal concludes that the effects of alcohol should be viewed in the same light as the effects of smoking. Alcohol consumption is linked to one in every 25 deaths worldwide, the study said. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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