Crybaby? We knew who they were, and we shunned them. They were wet blankets, whiners who must get their way or force their grievances on everyone else. I know. I was one. […]
For just a fraction of what we’ve spent on militarization these last 20 years, we could start to make life much better. By Lindsay Koshgarian | September 8, 2021/Previously published in Other Words Assorted […]
What would it take for America to become a better version of itself? By Bruce Corsino • Dec 03, 2020 Each year, a slew of “What’s America’s Biggest Problem?” surveys appear. They identify and quantify the most […]
If we make room for a second American national anthem, it’s America the Beautiful, a song so rounded and inclusive, it’s a national hymn, if not an official anthem.
This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. By by Akilah […]
Carla Gardina Pestana, University of California, Los Angeles In the many celebrations, reflections and histories of Plymouth colony, the settlement’s gender dynamics often get short shrift. But not unlike today, men possessed […]
Our Fix America Fast Plan, a blueprint for renewal, solves most of our worst problems in one big push. Seize the moment. Shove egos and greed out of the way, and let’s […]
American COVID-19’s truths, deaths ascending past 172,000, at over 1,000 per day, are as brutal as they are plain and simple. Our leaders failed us, and it got worse than we imagined.
We have a leadership, not a coronavirus crisis. Viruses are everywhere, all the time. Some turn lethal. Why weren’t we ready for this one? Or agile in response? We had years of […]
Which America Do You Celebrate? I wrote this four years ago when the idea of Trump as president seemed a joke, but the joke was on us. Just since 2016, it’s nostalgia.