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The Charity of the Many

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It has been four years since I felt moved by both the pain and the passion of a city. Then it was due to the terrorist disaster that befell my hometown, New York. This time, though, there's the federal government to blame--for the atrocious response to the the Hurricane
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NOLA sinks, Bush Floats

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Being a New Yorker who was living in Gotham during 9/11, I know all too well the feelings of despair and helplessness that the hundreds of thousands of refugee New Orleanians must feel as they flee their beloved city, now in ruins. Blame President Bush.
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The Millennium Park Effect

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The Project for Public Spaces assesses Chicago's universally loved Millennium Park and labels it a failure. Judging by the heavy use the park gets from Windy City locals, you have to wonder whether the organization actually visited it in the first place.
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“Stranded in Chicago, Please Help”

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If it's August, it must be CST, Chicago Stranded Time. You know them: a diverse band of scruffy youths sitting on the pavement up and down State Street holding up a worn cardboard sign: Stranded in Chicago, Please Help.' Except they're not.
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Hoar-ticulture

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The latest casualty in U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald's long-overdue war on Chicago municipal graft, Shirley McMayon, made the classic Hogtown mistake. She assumed no one was watching, and she didn't bother to launder the money.
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