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It?s a fascinating article about the inhumanity of prisons through the lens of food.Silas House writes an iconic piece about the way food can reconnect us with our loved ones, our childhood and our best memories in ?The Indulgence of Pickled Baloney,? originally published in Gravy. In the mining town where he grew up, the small store where everyone shopped and ran a tab offered a big jar of pickled bologna,louis vuitton outlet, which could be purchased by the small piece. When moms had a few cents to spare, they would bring home a slab of this treat.Page 2 of 2 - ?Waiting for the 8th,coach factory outlet,? also about hunger and deprivation,coach outlet online, is taken from Eli Saslow?s Pulitzer Prize-winning work for the Washington Post about a family struggling to eat on a food stamp budget that keeps getting whittled down by Congress. When the food runs out the family gets up and gets in long food lines by 5 a.m. ? all within easy view of Congress and the president. 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