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 pressing issues of the day, focused on those measured by public opinion. The order of that […]
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 Johnson and Nina Martin/ProPublica The Rev. Dr. Kejuane Artez Bates was a big man with big responsibilities. The […]
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 power and privilege, women feared voicing their views and experiences, and the authorities debated how to […]
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 get going.
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 warning.
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.
Back then, I never imagined I’d write these words: America Is Not Great. Unthinkable, but an article in the New York Times, Please Stop Telling Me America is Great, aroused some thoughts I tried to ignore.
The Star Spangled Banner Story ain’t what they taught us back in school, although that version skims some truth. I wanted to know more. The song brings a lump up in my throat every time I hear it float over 50,000 fellow fans at Yankee Stadium. I can’t […]