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Digest for February 23rd through February 25th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for February 23rd through February 25th:

  • Is The Junk-Food Era Drawing To A Close? – Not long ago, the great processed-food companies like Kraft and Kellogg's towered over the US food landscape like the high hat that adorned the head of Chef Boyardee, the iconic canned-spaghetti magnate whose empire is now owned by ConAgra.

    But now, Big Food has fallen on hard times

  • The Art of Masculinity – Placing black and Latino men at the center of race discussions in America is, of course, nothing new. But in recent years, as we discuss what seems to be a growing number of black and brown victims of police and vigilante violence, the conversation about race and masculinity has taken on a more urgent tone.
  • Michigan Judge Allows Atheist’s ‘Reason Station’ Inside City Hall – If a church can have a prayer station inside city hall, then an atheist can have a reason station there, too.
  • Op-Ed Columnist: Who Loves America? – Our allegiance needn’t — mustn’t — be blind to be true. We must acknowledge our warts if we are to proclaim our beauty.
  • Op-Ed Columnist: Knowledge Isn’t Power – Why education isn’t the answer to inequality.

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