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@Charlotte_Huff — 586 followers, 1,453 tweets

@DeniseSchipani I thought McSweeneys didn't pay, but wasn't sure, how ironic! So best for them to publish material which implies that no one could possibly make a living as a freelance writer & should be grateful for every check that shows up.
Yes, this is supposed to be a humor piece, but adds to the fallacy that #freelance writers can't earn a decent living & subsist on "fistfuls of stuck together mini marshmallows that have been in the pantry since last winter": 
The other drug epidemic: while opioid prescribing peaked in 2012, benzodiazepine prescribing (for anxiety & insomnia) continues to rise & addiction can follow, op-ed @statnews: 
The % of uninsured Texans, perennially the highest nationally, is inching back up toward 20%, per latest CDC data: 
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