Yesterday’s joke protest sign just became today’s reality

Tomorrow I'm going to a protest against the forcible separation of immigrant children from their families. When I started thinking about what sign to make, I remembered¬†my sign for the first Women's March protest, the day after Trump took office in January 2017. It said: "Trump hates kids and puppies... for real!!!" While I expected …

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Suicide and society: Where does responsibility for preventing suicide lie?

Every time a well-known person commits suicide, I brace myself for a torrent of well-meaning but patronizing advice to suicidal people on various social networks and blogs as the friends of the victim try to find something - anything - positive to do in a situation that is by definition past all help. Most often …

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