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Foodie fight

"Foodie fight" Continued...

Issue: "Orphaned no more," July 30, 2011

Government officials are not responsible for Chicago's bad weather, but public policies have helped to create long commutes, high taxes, and high crime. Washington has dreadful traffic and long commutes, high income taxes, and lousy sports teams. Perhaps taxpayers in those cities would prefer that officials focus on relieving misery before taking on climate change.

Meanwhile, California remains the state of golden contrasts. Its three large cities named after saints-San Francisco, San Diego, and San Jose-are all in the top 10 of green cities. Eight other California cities make Forbes' list of the 20 most miserable cities. Stockton is No. 1, with Merced, Modesto, and Sacramento in places three through five. (Miami is No. 2.) Other California cities on the list: Vallejo, Fresno, Salinas, and Bakersfield.

Susan Olasky
Susan Olasky

Susan pens book reviews and other articles for WORLD as a senior writer and has authored eight historical novels for children. Susan and her husband Marvin live in Asheville, N.C. Follow Susan on Twitter @susanolasky.


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