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Rural Americans Struggle With Access to Fresh Food

By Ryan Schuessler Roger Chilen remembers what Brewster was like before the town largely became a collection of vacant storefronts and crumbling houses. There were businesses and families and crowded town barbecues in front of the bar. For residents, it was … Continue reading

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How Bureaucrats Stand in the Way of Releasing Elderly and Ill Prisoners

By Christie Thompson Former inmate Veronica Barnes had three years left to serve in federal prison when she found out in January 2011 that her husband John was dying of pancreatic cancer. Doctors said it was inoperable. They gave him … Continue reading

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A crisis for the very old: They’re outliving their assets

By Michael Hiltzik As if you haven’t been scared enough by the projections that most Americans haven’t saved enough to maintain their lifestyles as they enter retirement, here’s something even more terrifying: Nearly half of all Americans will outlive their … Continue reading

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What Will Future Generations Condemn Us For?

Kwame Anthony Appiah wrote a compelling article for last Sunday’s edition of the Washington Post. The four chosen would all be considered tyrannical, unjust, unhealthy, and irresponsible by future generations. We have the power to change each of these four items … Continue reading

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