Daily Archives: February 12, 2012

CivilWarLand in bad denial


A must-read piece in today’s New York Times focuses on the declining fortunes of Chisago County, near Minneapolis, and examines an interesting paradox: The government safety net was created to keep Americans from abject poverty, but the poorest households no … Continue reading

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Rats on sinking ship, no exit


Background: Danny Ciello (Treat Williams) has cooperated with a federal investigation into NYPD corruption, after being assured investigators wouldn’t go after his friends and fellow cops in the narcotics unit. He learns he made a deal with the devil as … Continue reading

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