Queen Jackson has been homeless for about a year. As she recently told her case manager, Debra MacKillop, it all started in 2009, when she was laid off. Since then, there have been hard moments, and some precious ones, as well.
Caption: Queen Jackson, right, and her case manager, Debra MacKillop, visited StoryCorps in Denver.
Tomorrow it will be 16 years since a confrontation between the White House and the Republican congressional leadership over the budget results in a partial shutdown of the federal government. December 16, 1995.
Death sentences dropped dramatically this year, marking the first time in more than three decades that judges and juries sent fewer than 100 people to death row, according to a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center.
“It is now generally accepted that when it’s economically irrational for a company to keep paying its debts it will try to renegotiate them or, failing that, default. For creditors, that’s just the price of business. But when it comes to another set of borrowers the norms are very different.”—American Airlines, Bankruptcy, and the Housing Bubble : The New Yorker
10. Harry The Hipster-Hater, Who Really, Really Hates Hipsters. "This is all hipster music. I guess it’s okay for hipsters, but I’m not enough of a hipster to like hipster picks like this. Too bad I’m not hipster enough. Maybe I’d like it better if I were more of a hipster." [His username: "notahipstersorry."]