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Going Rogue Southern Oregon’s cast of Fourth of July parades are organized by local chambers of commerce. To participate, you fill out some forms and pay some fees. But this is the land of the free, and if you want to qualify as one of the brave, then toss bureaucracy

It turns out that most of the shoes that Americans wear are not made by elves that sneak into cobblers’ shops in the middle of the night. Nor are they even made in America. Most are mass-produced in China (more on that later), yet there are still fine shoe-craftspeople here