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Bad news, not news, and shaky news

Editor, Ceres Courier,

After two years of un-normal, news is getting back to normal, which isn’t very pretty. 

It seems that TurboTax has been turbo-lying to the poorest Americans. Their exploitation record recalls the biblical admonition against oppressing the fatherless.  

There is so much excitement in Chicago, at the doorstep of getting its first casino. Promoters promise it will transform one neighborhood, but forget to mention it will corrupt all the other ones.

Tampa Bay has stepped into a stinky issue for sure. Is it okay to put dog poop in the neighbor’s trash can?

Katy Perry has a baby and is invited to gush about it on the CBS Evening News. Are celebrities the only ones whose babies are worth talking about?

Meanwhile, the ACLU is conducting a 50-state survey decrying “escalating attacks on fundamental freedoms in the Constitution.” Strangely, none of the four issues mentioned (voter rights, abortion, LGBTQ equality, education about race) are actually named in the Constitution, but are policy issues to be decided by individual states.

Kimball Shinkoskey

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