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Happy 200th Birthday, Thoreau!

Henry David Thoreau was born 200 years ago this week.  His books and essays had a huge influence on my own life and writing.  At its best,  Thoreau’s writing is utterly captivating  – series of vivid images and  one thought after another driven home with a sledgehammer. In my late teens and early twenties, I used some […]

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USA Today: Food Stamps are a Dietary Disaster

USA TODAY, June 1, 2017 Donald Trump’s budget slashes government junk food pipeline to the poor by James Bovard Food stamps foolishly fuel diabetes and obesity Perhaps the most controversial element of the Trump administration’s budget is the proposal to reduce food stamp spending by 25% or $193 billion over the next decade. Forty-four million people […]

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Orlando Massacre Police Response Debacle?

Police apparently took 3 hours to finally confront the Orlando shooter. How many people bled to death in the meantime? Hopefully we get the facts on the police delays ASAP. In the meantime, here’s a line from a Wall Street Journal piece I wrote in 1998. Playing around with quote software – not sure this […]

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