Jill Richardson

05/21/2015 - 3:45pm

    Republicans may like to rail against big government. But here in Wisconsin — where conservative lawmakers just introduced a bill to dramatically restrict what people can buy with their own food stamps — Republicans want to cook up a new kind of nanny state.

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03/05/2015 - 7:23pm

    Remember the old food pyramid?

    Until “MyPlate” replaced it a few years ago, the U.S. government’s official dietary advice for Americans fit neatly into that triangle.

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02/26/2015 - 4:52pm

    When an angry neighbor murdered three Muslim students in North Carolina, my Facebook feed lit up.

    Tragic, I thought, and I scrolled on.

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02/19/2015 - 8:35pm

    “Has nobody in this bleeping town heard of a kale salad?” I wanted to scream.

    That’s the anguish of a Californian convert transplanted to Wisconsin in the dead of winter.

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02/12/2015 - 4:54pm

    On the last day of January, I lost a friend. Cancer took her in the prime of life, at age 45. Just seven days before she succumbed, I sat at her side, trying to tell her what she meant to me.

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02/05/2015 - 6:59pm

    Geeting cards treat Valentine’s Day like it’s a day for love. But for many people, it’s a day of self-loathing.

    "Why am I single, yet again, on another Valentine’s...

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