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How It Happened


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson When I’m not writing blog essays like this one, or magazine articles, or books, I write short stories (which is what I’d do all the time if I didn’t mind being hungry and living on the street and so forth.) I have a pretty active imagination, so when I see something […]

A Short Course in Journalism


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Journalism — which is supposed to involve accurate and perceptive reporting — is one of the keystones of a successful democracy. People who don’t know what’s really going on can’t make informed voting decisions, let alone tell their elected representatives how they want to be represented. I could make the argument […]

Help for Homeowners


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson President Obama announced on Wednesday a $75 billion program to help homeowners who have mortgage problems. Help will be available for people who are current with their mortgage payments but pay a high rate of interest and cannot refinance because their house has lost value. It will also be available for […]


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