Basic Food Prices Skyrocket; Bush, Righties Say Economic Pessimism Tied to Iraq

As if I weren't enough of a pain in the ass with my constant pitches to sign up for my Iraq newsletter, now I've gone and launched a second one centered on our Corporate Accountability and Workplace special coverage. You can sign up here to get it all delivered to your inbox each week.

And just as I do with our Iraq special coverage, I'll be pumping much more content into Corporate Accountability and Workplace than we can fit on the front page.

I want to highlight one of those special coverage pieces. It's a McClatchy article about how prices for common foodstuffs have skyrocketed recently, with the costs of basics like milk, eggs and frozen juice up by double-digits in the last 12 months …

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Regular readers know that I'm fascinated by the yawning divide that exists between the economy that the commercial media presents on the TV each night and the one most of us live in, and these data speak to that gap like few do.

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