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Taken for Granted: The Remarkable Power of the Unremarkable
Why is the term “openly gay” so widely used but “openly straight” is not? What are the unspoken assumptions behind terms like “male nurse,” “working mom,” and “white trash”?
Listen in: Hate in the Homeland
Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right by Cynthia Miller-Idriss reveals the unexpected places where violent hate groups recruit young people. Listen to a chapter from the audiobook.
I spent a year and a half at a ‘no-excuses’ charter school – this is what I saw
Charter schools are 30 years old as of 2021, and the contentious debate about their merits and place in American society continues.
How the giving habits of the super‑rich affect the rest of us
It’s the time of year when our personal finances come to the forefront, but not many Americans are aware that the spending and giving habits of the super-rich are having a direct impact on public provision and policy.
Book Club Pick: Making Motherhood Work
This month’s Book Club Pick is Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving by Caitlyn Collins. I can’t think of a more relevant or timely selection for today’s working parents—especially after the challenges that we’ve faced in the last year.
Mothers, by default
A few weeks ago, I sat down with a mom I’ll call Erica to talk about how she and her family have navigated the challenges of this past pandemic year.