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  • September 23, 2014 |  That's History

    The myth of 'safe' football

    In 1893, Theodore Roosevelt published an article in defense of college football. As player injuries mounted, some critics had called for a ban on the ...
  • September 22, 2014 |  Commentary

    Historians to examine post-industrial revival in Philly, Camden

    Next month some 400 historians from around the country will converge on Philadelphia for the biannual meeting of the Urban History Association, Oct 9-...
  • September 19, 2014 |  EssayWorks

    A really free library and a lifelong love

    My affection for libraries goes back to my childhood in Penn Wynne where a matronly lady behind the desk stamped my card with the date due. I loved th...
  • September 18, 2014 |  Commentary

    Newark's school reform battle is taking a toll on its union

    Last week I wrote here about a legal disputein Camden: twenty-five local residents, backed by several statewide anti-charter groups, filed a complaint...
  • September 17, 2014 |  NJ Spotlight

    Op-ed: School District consolidation should be welcomed in New Jersey

    It was nearly 20 years ago that I called for a nonbinding referendum that would allow the state to force some of its smaller school districts to merge...
  • September 17, 2014 |  EssayWorks

    'Remember the ladies' of the 19th Amendment

    "Remember the ladies" is the message Abigail Adams urged on her husband, John Adams, as he sat in the Continental Congress in 1776, deciding...
  • September 17, 2014 |  EssayWorks

    Personal stories of courage and fear living with sickle cell disease

    Dr. Marjorie Dejoieuses fitness training and nutrition to fight sickle cell disease and to help coach others through their own symptoms.Dejoie reached...
  • September 16, 2014

    Remembering Tony Auth's advice: Keep it simple

    Cartoonists have a love/hate relationship with drawing obituary cartoons. For some, it's easy to knock out a "Joan Rivers at the pearly gate...
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