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  • October 21, 2014 |  That's History

    In defense of war re-enactors

    For the past 30 years, I've been urging my students to put themselves in the shoes of people who lived in the past. So why do we make fun of Amer...
  • October 21, 2014 |  EssayWorks

    Yousafzai continues a long history of inspirational girls

    You may know that Malala Yousafzai will be awarded the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center today. And by now you must have heard that sh...
  • October 20, 2014 |  EssayWorks

    Remembering Gloria Casarez: LGBT leader, friend, Philadelphian

    Gloria Casarez, the director of Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs, was incredibly passionate about making this city, her city, a welcoming pl...
  • October 17, 2014 |  EssayWorks

    Anti-abortion activists exploit civil rights messages while omitting King's family planning legacy

    An anti-abortion group calling themselves “Created Equal” is in Philadelphia today with the sole purpose of blitzing tourists and residents with what ...
  • October 17, 2014 |  EssayWorks

    'Good' and 'bad' don't begin to describe Philly's neighborhoods

    "Lock your door," my mother would say from the wheel of her Opel. "This is a bad neighborhood." Perhaps she was merely repeating w...
  • October 17, 2014 |  EssayWorks

    Debating teacher insurance costs is a distraction from the big picture

    The "big picture" problem with debating in the press about who pays what for Philadelphia teacher health insurance costs is that we are deba...
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