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CONNECTIONS: Baldwin’s in West Stockbridge marches on

The Civil War had created pent-up demand for goods, and there was Baldwin’s. Folks all over the North and South were glad to see the war ending and new businesses starting up.

Our real national emergency is in Washington, not at the border

And the rest of us will be thrust into a national emergency of conscience. For we have allowed children to be snatched from the arms of their parents and sent to inadequate holding cells, cages, transported hundreds, even thousands of miles from their loved ones to caretakers in the employ of nonprofits, men and women who don’t know the names of the villages of these children, their aunts and uncles, their neighbors, or what they love to eat for dinner.

Shout Out to Dine Out: Local artist sheds light on human trafficking

Human trafficking is an issue that touches every community yet remains largely hidden; simply stated, the first step toward putting an end to human trafficking is to acknowledge its existence.

As young as one

Recently, our attention has been split by the plight of the Thai boys trapped in the cave, and the bizarre behavior of President Trump in Brussels, the United Kingdom and Helsinki. And yet there are thousands of parents and children trapped in a kind of hell, waiting to find each other.

At BIFF: ‘Dateline: Saigon’ — The struggle for truth when government lies

"When the government doesn't tell the truth, begins to twist the truth, hide the truth, then the journalist becomes involuntarily infinitely more important." -- New York Times journalist David Halberstam
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