Jill Richardson

07/28/2016 - 7:00pm

    I was sitting on a bus one summer, chatting with a man behind me who’d worked all over the world in the U.S. foreign service. Like many conversations today, ours turned eventually to the many problems with our country.

    That’s when his companion...

06/12/2016 - 6:00pm

    I recently stayed with a friend who lives just a few miles from the Mexican border — and from the start of the Pacific Crest Trail.

    Since I was there anyway, I thought, what the heck? I might as well...

06/04/2016 - 8:00am

    Food labels are changing.

    In the past, you could only see how much total sugar was in your food. That included sugars naturally occurring in healthy, whole foods — like lactose in milk —...

05/28/2016 - 4:00pm

    If you’re poor, many Americans think, it’s your own fault. It’s a sign of your own moral failing.

    I don’t personally believe that, but the idea has roots in our culture going back...

05/20/2016 - 8:00pm

    The time has come for me to play my Woman Card.

    A male Republican politician in my state of Wisconsin has introduced a “bathroom bill” like the one passed in North Carolina, which requires...

05/07/2016 - 2:00pm

    A friend of mine is a farmer out in Montana. She’s also eight months pregnant with her first child.

    Recently she looked out her window and saw a worker spraying pesticides on her neighbor’s farm...

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