My latest post at Teaching United States History: Teaching Healthcare History in the Age of Obama I should have seen it coming. Really! But when I planned a class discussion on the origins of Medicare, I hadn't considered the implications for our ongoing national conversation about universal healthcare. Fortunately, my students are more perceptive than I am, and they … [Read more...] about Teaching Healthcare History in the Age of Obama
Although slavery and human trade are outlawed, wars have been waged for emancipation, and documents drafted to uphold the basic human right of freedom, the evil practice is widespread. Although many Americans would like to believe this happens more in distant places than at home, the United States is amongst the worst offenders. Across the globe, human predators accumulate, … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: When Will Slavery End?
Last night I participated in one of the most important acts of political theater that I have ever witnessed. As Republicans attempted to force themselves onto the bodies of Texas women, a chain of events began that ultimately led to the Texas State Capitol being rocked by chants of "Wendy!" The extremely conservative Texas Republican caucus in both houses took it as their … [Read more...] about #SB5, The People’s Filibuster & Unbridled Power: A Night With the Texas Legislature
I’ve never been a fan of the #FollowFriday hashtag, as it often reads like a popularity contest. Have you seen a tweet including #FollowFriday (or #ff shortened) and a list of user names preceded by the @ symbol? This tradition was born spontaneously within the Twitter community to recommend your favorite tweeps to your followers. It occurred to me a few months ago that I … [Read more...] about Using the #ScholarSunday Hashtag via RaulPacheco
Welcome to Earth: Where victims are blamed, where rapists are mollycoddled, where football is more important than #humanrights #Steubenville — Donna M. Alexander (@americasstudies) March 19, 2013 Steubenville is now synonymous with hell. It is no longer just a geographical location, but an event, a moment in time when humanity failed to be humane. It represents one of the … [Read more...] about Steubenhell on Earth