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In case Paul Krugman's comparison between the GOP's prized budget plan and pink slime wasn't a strong enough indication of its reception among the opposition, here comes President Obama with a descriptive attack of his own.

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American school officials' attitudes about the relationship between kids and their school lunches have swung from shades of strict social Darwinism to reflections of the free-market mentality over the last century, as Michael O'Donnell explains in his Washington Monthly book review. Thus, the ideal of character-building deprivation gave way to the age of the tater tot.

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