For Homeless Families, November Brings Worst Sort of Chill

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Charley James: There are days when I waste hours assessing every bad decision I ever made, hoping that by understanding the route that got me out here might lead me back inside again.

Preparing Not To Forget

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Charles Hayes: The gradual slide into dementia that my own parents experienced serves as a constant reminder about what can happen when one gives up rigorous thinking.

How’s Europe Doing?

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Steven Hill: When puzzled Europeans ask me to explain the American voter, the best metaphor I can give for understanding the American electorate right now is that of a coyote with its leg caught in a trap, suffering in pain, so now it is chewing off its own leg to get out of the trap.

Discrimination: Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Leopold Allen and Alessandra Ferri

I don’t know if you have to experience discrimination first hand in order to be able to see it, but I do know that I learned a lot standing on that corner with my uncle in a wheelchair 20 years ago. For that reason, I have hope that maybe the Civil Rights Division under the Obama administration will do what it has often failed to do in the past – provide a line of defense for this country’s most vulnerable people.

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