Carole Joffe expresses her concern over the violence aimed at politicians in the wake of the passage of the health care bill, but points out that violence and intimidation are not a new tactic for anti-abortion protesters.
13 posts from March 2010
Some of the recent controversy over Obama's nomination of Goodwin Liu is linked to remarks he made about reparations for slavery. Tom DeWolf was there, and he wants to set the record straight.
What can we learn from Ashoka, an Indian emperor of the 3rd Century B.C., about the ethical imperatives behind universal health care?
Things get complicated for same-sex couples filling out the Census forms. Nancy Polikoff looks at the many options for answering the government's questions.
Law prof Jay Wexler looks at the recent ruling on the use of "Under God" in the pledge of allegiance and finds the court's conclusion Constitutionally dubious.
David Bacon looks at a new proposal for immigration reform and calls for something better.
Maggie Kast had to come to terms with the "R" word in her own life. In this post, she looks at different perspectives on its usage as a slang insult and as a designation.
Today's post is from Tom Hallock, Associate Publisher of Beacon Press. Last week, Beacon announced a change in its distribution from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Random House Publisher Services which will be effective July 1, 2010. It's a big change...
The author of I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like mine became an unlikely advocate for a military-style form of education for kids in the juvenile justice system.
A psychiatrist's analysis of the rhetoric of the right: how transference, displacement, and defense mechanisms manifest themselves in Limbaugh and Beck's latest attacks.
The author of Dispatches from the Abortion Wars looks at the most recent battles in reproductive health.
An unusual immigration asylum case puts German and U.S. law at odds over the right to homeschool children.
An excerpt from Thousand Pieces of Gold, a biographical novel about the life of an extraordinary Chinese-American woman in the old west.