Randi Kreiss
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Have you heard of Ida Tarbell? In 1903 she wrote a series of pieces for McClure’s magazine about the monopolistic practices of the Standard Oil Company under the ownership of John D. Rockefeller. As a result of her investigative reporting . . . more
Imagine you’re the parent of a transgender child attending public school. You and your child have already had more than your share of grief, knowing that you live in a culture that doesn’t always understand or welcome difference . . . more
It was America, in its earliest days. The settlers were religious and community-minded, good people who cared for their children and worked desperately to survive in a forbidding environment. They were settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony . . . more
Dear Emi, Elijah, Jacob and Sabrina: The last time I wrote a “letter to my grandchildren” was in 2008. more
Drum roll, please. I’m about to take a swipe at the book reviewers who recently led me off a cliff and out to sea. As many readers know, my other job . . . more
We are all witnesses to the “new normal” in the Trump administration. In power all of three weeks, the president and his proxies have . . . more
The sweep of history has ushered in the first woman ringmaster for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and, at the same time, swept out the entire circus, which will close in May. After 146 years in business . . . more
Safe to say that young Melanija Knaves never dreamed that she would become first lady of the United States. That makes 64 million of us who never seriously considered the possibility. more
The American Revolution might never have happened if social media had existed in the 1770s. George Washington might have vented his fury at the Brits on his Facebook page. more
Bullish? Bearish? Last week The New York Times featured an article in which “top investors” offered their predictions for the economy in the coming year. more
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