Do Poor People Deserve Help?

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*+-Do Poor People Deserve Help — Americans who reject public help for our poor embrace those myths which seem to justify their selfishness.

Oklahoma!

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*+-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?

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*+-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?

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*+-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

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*+-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

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*+-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

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*+-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.