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March 3, 2022
Even Pro-Lifers Help Loved Ones Who Need an Abortion
A new study shows that those who call abortion murder are still willing to lend a helping hand, when things hit close to home.
February 28, 2022
Family Lawyers Are Disappearing in Rural New York
A shortage of children’s attorneys is costing families their kids.
February 23, 2022
Claudio Lomnitz and the Vertigo of Translation
In his generations-spanning new book, the anthropologist tracks the story of Jewish life in Latin America through the travails of one family.
February 7, 2022
As Child Tax Payments Expire, Struggling Families Are Desperate
Congress could get inspiration from the tortured creation of Social Security.
James Roosevelt Jr.
Henry Scott Wallace
Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall
Harold M. Ickes
January 21, 2022
How Much Longer Can We Keep Doing This Without a Vaccine?
All parents are struggling during the pandemic, but those with kids too young to be vaccinated are barely holding on.
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November 17, 2021
The Build Back Better Act Can Level the Field for Single Parents
No wonder conservative lawmakers who idealize a “traditional” nuclear family are trying to discredit the potential investment in child care.
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