Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 17th from 14:00 to 14:04:
- Report: South Urgently Needs an ‘Infrastructure of Opportunity’ – Five years after the Great Recession, the American South has emerged as a region divided. The great sweep of territory from the Potomac to the Rio Grande offers stark juxtapositions of bright hopes and deep distress and discontent. The South has both powerhouse cities, growing in jobs and population, and depressed towns and neighborhoods, where people seem stuck without prospect of upward mobility.
- Op-Ed Columnist: When Government Succeeds – There is a lot of good news that Republicans don’t want you to notice.
- Dolly Parton and her ‘lack of judgment’ – The fact that Dolly Parton has become such a beloved entertainer across so wide a spectrum of American audiences is a unique story. She is one of country music's brightest stars, but she is so much more. That big hair floating above her flamboyant outfits straining to contain those epic boobs, Dolly is a talent bursting at the seams. Dolly Parton is loved for many reasons, but most of all she is loved for her authenticity.
- Dropping Out: Why So Many College Kids Never Graduate – A new study reveals a grim future for students who have a stop-and-start college experience.
- The State of LGBT Equality in Africa – Homophobia thrives in most countries in Africa, making the continent an oppressive place to live for countless LGBT people.
- Michigan Claims 300 Same-Sex Marriages ‘Never Existed’ – The Sixth Circuit's decision upholding marriage bans is being cited as reason to ignore 300 same-sex couples who got marriage licenses.
- 3 Things You Can Do the Next Time Someone Says “You Can’t Do That” – You don’t have to take “no” for an answer, just find a way to get started.
- The Power of Empathy – Empathy and sympathy are vastly different. A clear empathic way to help those who are down with depression can make our communities stronger.