Today’s angry Americans are wrong. Not because of their political principles, but because they won’t listen to those with other ideas.
Small Business — The trouble is that rhetoric pays no bills. Private lenders have favored big business lately.
Do Poor People Deserve Help — Americans who reject public help for our poor embrace those myths which seem to justify their selfishness.
Political Correctness — Shouting about political correctness has become ingrained in conservative criticism of America.
Poverty And America — If the US is the greatest nation on earth, then why do we allow such misery to continue generation after generation?
Oklahoma City Bombing — In carefully planned rows facing the pool, sit 168 empty chairs with the names of everyone killed that day.
Perfect Gift — Much better was the photograph of a Wisconsin barn from our children and their partners, framed in barn wood.
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.
Gender Balance in Academia — The unquestioned dominance of white men in America is long gone, in the history profession in particular.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Hochstadt: Conservatives talk a lot about shrinking government, but when they are in power they do no such thing. Federal spending increased in each year of the Reagan administration and each year of George Bush’s presidency.