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The Immigration System Hits Home

It has truly been a joy to watch both of them blossom over the past three years. Mariola has worked incredibly hard to get on her feet here, devoting …

Teaching and the Art of Not Taking It Personally

Or I could have discussed the advantages and disadvantages of Common Core, the limitations and short sightedness of “teaching to the test,” or the …

A Walk in the Public Garden with Thich Nhat Hanh

Thây had written and spoken to Dr. King about the war in Vietnam, asking him to lend his moral authority to the peace movement. He wrote, “I am sure …

Beacon Recommends: Reading in Celebration of Banned Books Week

<b>Helene Atwan, director</b>: Among the American Library Associations's list of most challenged books of last year are a few that are truly perplexing: I …

Iowa Lawmaker Combines Errands

Rob Hogg's awakening to the urgency of climate change dates to June 2008, when his home turf—Cedar Rapids—was inundated by a record-breaking flood …

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: Interfaith Connections

In our Interfaith Families Project, a community of interfaith families raising children with both Judaism and Christianity in Washington, DC, we have …

Fighting for the "Right to Stay Home"

We asked executive editor Gayatri Patnaik how <i>The Right to Stay Home</i> adds to the conversation about immigration, and here's what she had to say:<p><i>"The</i> …

James Baldwin, Sonia Sanchez, Richard Blanco: Making Poetry for All of Us

This season, we add two books that build on this heritage and expand on it in breathtaking ways. We are thrilled to bring back into print the poetry …

Dark Tide Turns 10: Why the Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 Still Matters

Front page from the Boston Post on January 16, 1919 (Image via Boston Public Library's Flickr)<p>But what Steve discovered about the cause of the flood …