She considered confronting him, turning around and saying, “Get away from me!” But she figured that would just give him what he wanted. “I saw him destroy all of his Republican opposition who eventually tried to confront him on a debate stage, and he reacted with such contempt. He will gain points, and I will lose points.” Acknowledging how tight her grip on the microphone was during that debate, Clinton says, “Think of all the times where you are either mentally or physically gripping yourself, [willing yourself] not to respond, not to lash out, not to display the anger that you feel, because you know it will redound to your detriment. So you swallow it. You try to be honest with yourself, to know you’re feeling it but then say, ‘Okay, I’ve got a goal here and I’m not going to get knocked off-balance.’ ” Clinton maintained control. “So I ended up with another ‘win,’ ” she says. … [Read more...] about Inside Hillary Clinton’s Surreal Post-Election Life
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“We asked how we do something that is really different from the status quo,” says Huelsman, who works at the State Innovation Exchange, a national resource and strategy center. “We’re changing [our] life trajectory. I want to have a strong community, and this felt like a powerful way to express that.” … [Read more...] about Co-Buying: How Cash-Strapped Millennials Are Becoming Homeowners Without Family Help
Over 2,000 people with the virus are now confirmed to have died and more than 75,000 have been infected. But experts predict the true number of people with the disease could be as high as 350,000 in Wuhan alone, as they warn it may kill as many as two in 100 cases. Here's what we know so far: … [Read more...] about ‘Every pore on my body opened’: British victim describes what it’s like to have coronavirus as he’s treated in Japan after catching virus on infection-riddled ship the Diamond Princess as two other passengers DIE
The "debt-to-jail pipeline" In Utah, the system appears to benefit payday lenders because the bail posted by borrowers is then handed over to the financial firms, the report noted. And contrary to the goal of small-claims court providing a quick legal decision, some cases can go on for years, the consumer advocacy group found. … [Read more...] about In “Dickensian” system, payday loans are landing people in jail
"Since the Great Recession we've seen a dramatic rise. What we've seen is hard-pressed state and local governments increasingly relying on fine and fee collection to fill budget gaps," Choudhury said. "There's a conflict of interest when government is collecting money it depends on but is also charged with enforcing fair and impersonal criminal justice. So, courts should not be revenue generators and neither should the police." … [Read more...] about How you could go to debtors’ prison in the U.S.
A spokeswoman for the Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), a trade group that represents payday lenders, defends the industry's practices, insisting that the group's members do take a borrower's ability to repay into account. Citing survey data, she also said the vast majority of payday borrowers weigh the risks and benefits before taking out a loan, arguing that most are aware of the overall financial costs. … [Read more...] about 1,000% loans? Millions of borrowers face crushing costs