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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...

02/14/2017 - 4:00pm

    Some people stand up to President Donald Trump in the courts, others in street protests. And the poets among us, they battle Trump with an arsenal of verse.

    The Republican man of the hour 

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02/14/2017 - 3:00pm

    Like all presidents since Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump came into office promising to reduce unnecessary regulation, ordering rollbacks of environmental and financial regulation and directing all executive agencies to throw out two rules for every one new one they propose.

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02/13/2017 - 8:00am

    At a Black History Month event recently, President Trump seemed to suggest that Frederick Douglass is still alive: He's "done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more," Trump said. If he was referring to our awareness of Douglass's important historical legacy, then the...

02/12/2017 - 4:00pm

    For Iranian Americans, estimated at somewhere near a million strong, President Trump's order banning the entry of people from Iran and six other countries has a doomsday feel -- one that is uncomfortably familiar. Since the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, through the "axis of evil" in 2002,...

02/08/2017 - 7:00pm

    Once merely embarrassing and ridiculous, the annual White House correspondents' dinner is poised to tip over into journalistic self-abasement.

    It's time to stick a silver-plated fork in it.

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