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Prison phones

The Prison Phone Rip-Off  

by Barbara Koeppel | Jul 5, 2021 | Politics

You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried. When people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails call their parents (say, on Mother’s or Father’s Day), they pay through the nose. A 15-minute in-state call can cost $7.50 from a jail in New York and up to $18 in other states. This is especially bizarre […]

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Food banks

Child Allowances: A Simple and Inexpensive Way to Help Families With Children 

by Steven Pressman | Jul 5, 2021 | Economy

Raising children is expensive. A typical middle-class, two-child family spends $13,000 annually on each child, or nearly a quarter-million dollars per child in total through age 17. This tally includes neither college costs nor the cost to a family of putting money aside to help the children attend college, which itself can easily run another […]

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Maine

Letter From Pembroke

by Severine von Tscharner Fleming | Jun 30, 2021 | Climate, Politics

Reflections on the path forward, from Severine von Tscharner Fleming, a farmer, activist, and organizer who runs Smithereen Farm, an organic wild blueberry, seaweed, and orchard operation at the edge of Cobscook Bay, Maine, that’s certified by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and hosts summer camps, camping, and educational workshops.  A bit about […]

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Military Veterans

Military Veterans, the Republican Party, and January 6—a New Chapter in the Story

by George Black | Jun 21, 2021 | Election 2020, Politics

In an April 27 article for The Washington Spectator, “All Enemies Foreign and Domestic,” I set out to trace the enduring influence of conspiracy theories that took root among military officers on the far right after the disaster in Vietnam, then morphed into present-day extremist and paramilitary movements, and inspired many of those who led […]

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Oregon Health Authority Condemned by Scientists For Scrubbing Report on Wireless Hazards in Schools

by Daniel Forbes | May 24, 2021 | Politics, Technology

This first article in a two-part series examines the fraught process of generating Oregon’s report on wireless tech’s risk in schools. The second will plumb the published research employed. As to credibility, “You only have that when you bring together the strongest voices from opposite poles. Otherwise, the outcomes are suspect. If you want to […]

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