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Families news and analysis from The Nation
August 23, 2021
Emma Rothschild’s Family Sagas and Microhistories
Can one tell the story of a country through one family?
David A. Bell
July 28, 2021
Diagnosing the Morales Campaign Meltdown
It all sounds like a bad family therapy session. What does the psychiatric literature have to say?
July 23, 2021
The Political Brilliance of the American Rescue Plan
Biden’s stimulus plan took the question of recovery off the table. Now the Democrats can focus on passing large-scale economic reforms.
July 14, 2021
Untethered, or The Year of Living Virtually
Reflections on ruptured time.
Patricia J. Williams
July 7, 2021
The Art of the Meal
Sharing recipes and dinner-plate photos was a balm for isolation, and a reminder that magic is made in breaking bread together.
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May 14, 2021
Will the GOP Scaremonger Us Out of Child Care and Family Leave?
Biden’s big proposals are popular, even with Republicans. So to oppose them, GOP leaders aren’t looking at the future; they’re looking way back.
May 5, 2021
Hello, Poetry, You ‘Lamenting Pleasure’
Reading poetry over the phone, David Ferry and loved ones find an antidote to loneliness.
Elizabeth Emma Ferry
April 30, 2021
Joe Biden Wants to Transform Care Work in America
We must start by viewing care work as an essential component not just of the economy but of life itself.
April 20, 2021
Americans Got a Taste of Paid Leave. Will They Get It for Real?
During the Covid pandemic, American workers had access to guaranteed paid leave for the first time in history. Advocates say now is the time for paid leave for all.
March 31, 2021
In the Depths of the Pandemic, Tracing My Family’s Contact
A family grapples with disappearance, loneliness, and angst during a pandemic.