Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Longform/Music/Sports Journalist

Former Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for Cleveland Scene, write news/policy cover stories & music features at magazines and alt-weeklies nationwide.

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Monsanto's plan to take over the world's food supply

In the early years, the Monsanto helped pioneer such leading chemicals as DDT, PCBs and Agent Orange. Unfortunately, these breakthroughs had a tendency to kill stuff. And the torrent of lawsuits that came from random killing put a crimp on long-term profitability. So Monsanto hatched a less lethal, more lucrative plan, to take control of the world's food supply.

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Health-care fraud is big business. What are the feds doing about it? | Westword

Health-care fraud is big business. What are the fed...

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Reader: Why have Monsanto's products seen such success?

In the early years Monsanto, the St. Louis biotech giant helped pioneer such leading chemicals as DDT, PCBs and Agent......

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Monsanto's plan to take over the world's food supply

When you're good at something, you want to leverage that. Monsanto's specialty is killing stuff. In the early years, the St. Louis biotech giant helped pioneer such leading chemicals as DDT, PCBs and......

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Online poker kings get cashed out

When you've turned nothing into something once already, you tend to feel you can do it again. There's faith your luck will turn. Perhaps it's delusion. But for a professional poker player, self-confi......

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Health-care fraud is big business. What are the feds doing about it?

Houston's Riverside General Hospital specialized in the kind of medicine its better-heeled brethren did their best to avoid. Like treating the poor, the mentally ill, the drug-addled. So it's no surp......

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Health-care fraud is big business. What are the feds doing about it?

Houston's Riverside General Hospital specialized in the kind of medicine its better-heeled brethren did their best to avoid. Like treating the poor, the mentally ill, the drug-addled. So it's no surp......

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Health-care fraud is big business. What are the feds doing about it?

Houston's Riverside General Hospital specialized in the kind of medicine its better-heeled brethren did their best to avoid. Like treating the poor, the mentally ill, the drug-addled. So it's no surp......

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If Mitt Romney won't tell you about these tax loopholes, we will

A year ago, Citizens for Tax Justice, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit, studied the tax returns of 280 corporations. What the group found was a Beltway version of a Mafia protection scheme. From 2008 to......

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Affordable Care Act Was Nearly Dead on Arrival

t was the winter of our discontent, 2009. A season of bank failures, massive layoffs and $5-a-gallon gasoline.

Finally, a fractured country could at least agree on one thing: This had to change.

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