New today from the Century:
- Debra Bendis on an encounter with a homeless woman: "I gave her a Dunkin Donuts gift card and told her to get something hot. She didn't thank me. She said, 'Those mittens look warm.'" (subscription required)
- Jason Byassee on Homeland: "The show puts viewers in a moral vice and squeezes." (subscription required)
- Duane Bidwell on why adoption, contra John Eastman, is not a "second-best option"
- Amy Frykholm remembers Gordon Cosby