Retirement expert James W. Russell has issues with President Obama's MyRA plan, saying it "will do little to benefit retirees."
9 posts from January 2014
Beacon authors Amy Alexander, Aviva Chomsky, Philip Warburg, Eric Schwarz, Carol Corbett Burris, and James W. Russell present their wish list for the 2014 State of the Union Address.
Jeannie Marshall, author of The Lost Art of Feeding Kids, shows us how to make a sumptuous tortellini in brodo while passing along the love of real food to the next generation.
In the fall of 2011, staff from Beacon Press, Random House, and the literary representative for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Estate brought together a blue-ribbon panel of educators, including teachers, librarians, and administrators to discuss how to better teach Dr. King in 21st century classrooms. The result from that meeting is 'A Time to Break Silence,' the first book in a new education series aimed to bring the essential works of Dr. King to a new generation of students.
Edward Snowden's leaks revealed that the National Security Agency had far overstepped legal boundaries with their current data collection programs. But, claims legal scholar Frederick S. Lane, these intrusions into American privacy and civil liberty are as old as America itself.
Jeannie Marshall, author of The Lost Art of Feeding Kids, shares her family recipe for minestra, a hearty Italian soup that's sure to warm the house on a chilly winter evening.
Historian and activist Melinda Chateauvert explores the growing movement for sex workers' rights in her new book Sex Workers Unite.
Erika Janik's Markeplace of the Marvelous documents the strange, sometimes bizarre paths that contemporary medicine took on its way to becoming the modern scientific practice we know it to be today.
Because of all the ramifications of the abortion wars in this country, U.S. providers have become de facto social workers, fundraisers, and travel agents, to name just a few of their ancillary roles. Dr. Carole Joffe shows us a hidden side of the abortion issue.