This op-ed about a "Homestead Act" for Appalachia has stirred a good bit of interest lately. Unfortunately, a lot of the land for homesteads has been trashed.
Off topic, I think jargon is always fair game. Here's a pretty funny look at nonprofitspeak. If I start talking like that, shoot me.
Finally, E.J. Dionne calls out phony populism here.
(Note: I didn't have the guts or energy to comment on WV's budget mess. The wrecking crew, alas, is on the case.)