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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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Colorado Cities Routinely Jail Individuals Because They Can’t Pay Fines, ACLU Finds

By Nicole Flatow Jared Thornburg was ticketed for driving a defective vehicle in Westminster, Colorado. He didn’t pay the $165 fee he owed, because he couldn’t afford it. So the local court sent him to jail instead. Linda Roberts couldn’t … Continue reading

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I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave

By Mac McClelland “Don’t take anything that happens to you there personally,” the woman at the local chamber of commerce says when I tell her that tomorrow I start working at Amalgamated Product Giant Shipping Worldwide Inc. She winks at … Continue reading

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Mostly-White Ohio Suburb Fighting To Prevent Mostly-Black Bus-Riders From Entering Community

By Scott Keyes A lily-white Ohio suburb is doing everything it can, including risking millions in federal highway funding, to keep mostly minority bus-riders from a nearby city from entering their community. The showdown began in 2010 when the Greater … Continue reading

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Read This Before You Believe The Obamacare Premium Spike Hysteria

By Igor Volsky While some states are reporting lower than expected health care premiums in the exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, a growing number of Republican-controlled states — like South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Florida and Georgia — are … Continue reading

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8 Stark Realities of America’s Dysfunctional New Economy

By Steven Rosenfeld There’s a new normal in the American economy for vast slices of society and it’s discouragingly tough, despite all the cheerleading from the White House and economists that the country is in a slow but steady recovery. … Continue reading

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Reince Priebus: Republican Party ‘Believes Marriage Is Between One Man And One Woman’

By Will Wrigley Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said the party’s platform on gay marriage has not changed despite the massive effort spearheaded by the RNC to make the party more inclusive. “I know our party believes marriage … Continue reading

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