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Mike King

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American Seniors Need More Safe Havens from Abuse

3 Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 19:15:14 (EST)

At one point, "Emma" considered living on the streets rather than remaining in a family environment she found threatening. The 70-year-old spent her life caring for others, including a husband who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and became increasingly abusive. Her home life became even more stressful when her daughter...

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Budget Cannot Be Balanced on the Backs of America's Most Vulnerable People

Posted August 16, 2011 | 21:55:34 (EST)

When I hear the debate about entitlement programs and trimming spending from the federal budget, I think of my late mother. She was a Dallas hairdresser who eventually opened her own beauty shop and worked hard her whole life to support her family. In her later years, when her health...

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