The editorial “To save money, provide quality pre-K, not incarceration” [Opinion, Dec. 29] is a most timely argument. Along with comprehensive social and nutritional support, making literacy and numeracy concrete realities in young lives reaps benefits both for the kids and for society. I have been in human services for nearly four decades. In that…More
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No longer is it only the extremely indigent citizens of our municipality who are being pushed to society’s margins and threatened with the daunting prospect of homelessness [“Longtime tenants get the boot from upgrades, soaring rents,” Local News, Sept. 29]. The sale of the Panorama House has precipitated an unexpected crisis for the many…More
The refugee crisis on the Iraqi mountain is literally the tip of the iceberg [“Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq,” Nation & World, Aug. 19]. We have done the absolute minimum to deal with the crisis, just enough to prevent imminent slaughter. the Islamic State was not dealt with by Iraq,…More
Columnist David Brooks has a peculiar perspective on the meaning of democracy and a rather selective view of the course of history [“The spiritual recession,” Opinion, June 28]. Brooks is correct in warning against “concentrated power.” But there is no mention in his essay of the urgent crisis in the U.S. today whereby untold…More