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Thursday, May 8, 2008
When we were growing up, we had a cliche about the menu for people behind bars: bread and water. In Wisconsin right now, those who run incarceration facilities are holding the bread and increasing the water. With food prices rising, authorities responsible for the enormous number of people we incarcerate are...
03.18.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Samuel Berman
Two years, one month, and twenty-five days ago, “The Birdman” Chris Andersen was a high-flying NBA superstar, a crowd favorite, and the proud owner of a $14 million contract.  One day later it was all gone.   That day, Andersen was suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy for testing positive for what the league terms “drugs of abuse”.  In so doing, he became the ...