Posts Tagged: kidnapping

Majik Market

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The summer and early fall of 1974 replays like a gritty movie in my head, a 70s era Lumet or Scorsese, elements of cinema verite, but stylized, heightened.

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Reagan’s “Welfare Queen” Was Real and Terrifying

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Ronald Reagan’s anecdotal speech about a “welfare queen” who bilked taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has largely been discredited as racist demagoguery, but it turns out that particular woman did exist—and welfare fraud was the least of her offenses. Read Josh Levin’s longform account of the life and crimes of Linda Taylor, […]

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