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OPINION February 6, 2016


How do we reduce inequality?
When the history of this year's presidential campaign is written, one of its more remarkable features will be that candidates of both parties feel it necessary to talk about income inequality. Surely that makes this a watershed moment.
The issue is hardly new. As historian and writer Jill Lepore pointed out last year, income inequality in the United States has been rising since the late 1960s. As she put it, "The evidence that income inequality in the United States has been growing for decades and is greater than in any other developed democracy is not much disputed."

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Government needs to work better
Whoever wins next November's presidential election, it's a sure bet that at some point he or she will vow to set the federal government on the straight and narrow.
Maybe the new president will even resort to the time-honored pledge to create a government "as good as the people."
It's a bracing sentiment. But you'll want to take it with a grain of salt.
Our history is filled with remarkable government accomplishments. Our involvement in World War II and hands-on approach to the postwar reconstruction of Europe and Japan, our role in ending the Cold War, the interstate highway system, extending the right to vote to all our citizens, federal research and support for ending diseases such as polio... There's a long list of crucially important efforts the federal government has executed well.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Putting fresh, healthy food in school cafeterias
On June 2-4, 2016, more than 1,500 people will gather in Madison, Wisconsin, for the eighth National Farm to Cafe­teria Conference.
The biennial event, hosted by the National Farm to School Network, is the only national gathering of people seeking opportunities to learn, network and collaborate with like-minded farm-to-cafeteria leaders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agriculture literacy across America.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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