Editorial: Fighting waste in the farm bill

The farm bill - legislation that has traditionally set funding for both agricultural programs and food stamps - expires at the end of September. If Congress is truly intent on eliminating wasteful spending on the farm bill, it must look beyond the SNAP program and meaningfully scale back expensive agricultural subsidies.

Beall: Shaking off concussions

A lot has been done in the last few years since I banged my head in practice. Medical studies have been performed, former NFL players suffering from debilitating mental illnesses have spoken out, and controversial fines and suspensions have been handed out for dangerous hits. The problem is that we still praise big hits and ignore the injuries.

Elliot: A moveable beast

If we did have to move every week, we could have some truly interesting traffic jams, especially in the winter, given the way this town approaches plowing the streets. (Hint: very, very gingerly and slowly, as if plowing the streets were a religious rite or a social construct, not an actual physical activity.)

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