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No Respite for Quake Victims

The ground is still shaking in China weeks after a massive earthquake that killed more than 67,000 and left millions homeless. Multiple aftershocks have hampered rescue and reconstruction efforts and added to the damage that ravaged Sichuan province.

Posted on May 27, 2008 READ MORE


In Orlando, Charity Can Be a Crime

A 21-year-old Floridian was arrested in Orlando for feeding a group of 30 homeless people. It is illegal in Orlando to feed more than 25 destitute people without a permit, which can be obtained only twice a year. As if to drive home the absurdity of the law, authorities took a sample of Eric Montanez’s illegal stew for evidence.

Posted on Apr 5, 2007 READ MORE


E.J. Dionne Jr.: The Risk-Aversion Spiral

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving object lessons in being a responsible risk-taker.

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