Oklahoma!

oklahoma-city-bombing-600

Oklahoma City Bombing — In carefully planned rows facing the pool, sit 168 empty chairs with the names of everyone killed that day.

Is There a Perfect Gift?

barn-600

Perfect Gift — Much better was the photograph of a Wisconsin barn from our children and their partners, framed in barn wood.

What Kind of Post Office?

post-office-meme

Steve Hochstadt: We need a better national conversation about what public services we need and want. Cost is one of the issues, but not the only one.

How History Has Changed

history-texts-600

Gender Balance in Academia — The unquestioned dominance of white men in America is long gone, in the history profession in particular.

Thanksgiving in the Kitchen

cooking-latkes-600

Steve Hochstadt: Cooking and talking, bumping into one another constantly, checking each other’s dishes, cleaning up and making a mess again – it brings us all together with a common purpose and a shared understanding of who our family is, what we believe in, and what we want to eat.

The Disadvantage of Being White

racism-600

Steve Hochstadt: Until the late 1960s the preferential treatment of whites and men was so normal that questioning it made headlines. That form of white male privilege is gone.

The Website That Didn’t Work

aca-transform-590

Steve Hochstadt: The Obama administration failed to deliver what it promised. Republican obstructionism contributed to the failure. But now more people who are eligible are enrolling for Medicaid. People who have signed up are already saving money on insurance.

The Beauty of the Liberal Arts

illinois-college-590

Steve Hochstadt: So why does the right wing hate institutions of higher education? One reason is that many courses deal with subjects that make extreme conservatives uncomfortable. Biologists teach evolution, not creationism. Scientists believe that global warming is caused by human action. Men and women are treated equally in the content of our courses.

Is the Crisis Really Over?

egg-on-face-350

Steve Hochstadt: Despite the billions in damage to our economy that the shutdown caused and the unanimous warnings from economists across the world that a government default would create much worse damage, Republican politicians did not budge.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...