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02/26/2017 - 3:00pm

    I love the names: Bobcat Farm, Golden Eagle Ranch, Long Prairie, Ten Mile Farm. They conjure up Americana, the old homestead, and our rich rural culture.

    Less bucolic, however, is the fact that all those farms are part of a massive Wall Street investment scheme called Farmland Partners Inc. It...

02/16/2017 - 2:00pm

    The White House Correspondents' Association dinner is not a mood ring. It doesn't care if President Donald Trump - or any president - likes, dislikes, celebrates, scorns or ignores White House reporters. The annual gala does not indicate, illustrate or represent the relationship between the...

02/15/2017 - 3:00pm

    For years, opponents of food stamps -- or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as it's now called -- have claimed that the program is just a cash giveaway. Some worry that people will sell their food stamps for cash, and use that cash to buy alcohol, drugs or other things that the...

02/15/2017 - 12:00pm

    On Monday night, I was arrested along with 18 of my fellow rabbis in protest of the Trump administration's policies targeting refugees and immigrants - including the ban on travel from seven mostly Muslim nations. The Jewish tradition commands us to speak out against injustice, and Jewish history...

02/15/2017 - 11:00am

    Pope Francis needs to take tougher action against the United States' most influential Catholic in Rome, Cardinal Raymond "Breitbart" Burke. The renegade cleric is not only undermining Francis' reformist, compassionate papacy, and gospel teaching as it applies to refugees and Muslims,...

02/14/2017 - 5:00pm

    Donald Trump was elected to the presidency on a promise to revive the economies of struggling regions. He drew strength from small cities and towns in the Midwest and the South. But the administration's hasty, poorly-thought-out policies toward immigrants and foreign students are putting many of...

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