On the occasion of Helen Keller's birthday, Kim E. Nielsen reflects on the extraordinary woman's most important friendship.
20 posts from June 2009
Thomas N. DeWolf thinks Chris Matthews needs a lesson in the history of slavery in the United States.
Kate Clinton reflects on her days in the "Gay Resistance."
Kai Wright examines the notion that biological fathers are essential to childhood development.
Philip C. Winslow examines the problem of Israeli settlements and outposts in Palestinian territory.
Pollster David W. Moore explains what pre-election polling can and cannot tell us about the legitimacy of the Iranian election.
For Father's Day, the author of The Daddy Shift picks some of his favorite kids books that feature Dads center stage.
In Beacon Broadside's first original video, Jay Wexler discusses the historic case that allowed a Harvard Square bar to get its liquor license over the objections of a nearby church.
Jeff Wilson, a contributor to Believer, Beware: First-person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith, discusses life and death and the Buddha's deep knowledge of their connection.
Jay Wexler uncovers the truth behind the euphemisms in the Supreme Court's "F-Word and S-Word" case (a.k.a. FCC v. Fox Television Stations). And the Globe takes note of his book, Holy Hullabaloos, in anticipation of his reading Wednesday night at...
Happy Loving Day! On this day in 1967, the Supreme Court made interracial marriage legal. June 12th also marks the day Medgar Evers was murdered and the day Anne Frank was born. A law prof talks about his paternity leave....
Nancy Polikoff discusses marriage law in Israel, and how a push for civil marriage may exclude many families.
Jay Wexler explains Supreme Court stays and shares his own memories of clerking for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Looking for some good gardening books? We recommend the one about weeds. So why would an accomplished jurist address the hot-button topic of race? Perhaps because, if you're Sonia Sotomayor, people keep asking you about it. Six questions for Rashid...
Dr. Carole Joffe reflects on the work of Dr. George Tiller and his tragic murder.
Carlos A. Ball, author of the forthcoming book From the Closet to the Courtroom: Five LGBT Rights Lawsuits That Have Changed Our Nation, looks at the good that may come from the decision in California.
Philip C. Winslow reflects on the lives of soldiers around the world.
Late springtime on Stone Prairie Farm brings lush and varied vegetation, not all of it welcome.
Two good posts about the importance of raising heck in a religious context: Peter Laarman Putting the 'Protest' Back in Protestant, and Rachelle Mee-Chapman espousing the Spiritual Benefits of Being Pissy. (That second link is via the Dating Jesus blog.)...