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Language Matters in Life – and on Broadway: ‘Hamilton’ and the Triumph of the Tongue

The astounding part of the 'Hamilton' phenomenon has been the tremendous popular success of such a language-heavy show. In a cultural and political environment of violence and hollering, it's easy to forget that poetry and rhetoric – words – still matter. A lot.

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Mental Healthcare in Federal Prison: An Inside Look at the Bureau of Prison’s Mental Health Companion Program

Some Bureau of Prisons staff have recognized that, at least in some cases, approaching chronically self-destructive behavior as a treatment issue (not a disciplinary one) is the only way to rehabilitate someone with serious mental illness.

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