Happy Veterans Day to America's heroes! Highlighted today is Lt. Col. Edith Disler's book Language and Gender in the Military. From the preface: "American military identity is part of American identity in that it influences the American masculine construct and has affected 26 million veterans and their families, as well as those who may… Continue reading Veterans Day Salute: Language and Gender in the Military
A recent Huffington Post article reports that "one big hurdle to future sign-ups is the public's chronically poor understanding of how key parts of Obamacare can help low- and middle-income people afford coverage. ... And public opinion about the law itself is negative." Given how there are still an estimated 54 million Americans are still uninsured, improving public understanding of the… Continue reading Obamacare: Lessons from the North
A big round of applause and heartfelt thanks to teen hero Temar Boggs for rescuing a five-year-old kidnap victim! This story NEEDS to be shared, especially at this time. Kudos to all the news outlets covering this! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/15/temar-boggs-jocelyn-rojas_n_3597825.html
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. On this Labor Day preceding the landmark 2012… Continue reading Happy Labor Day to Archivists, Political Scientists, and Workers Around the World!