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For Women's History Month: Two Books To Fall In Love With

Janet Mason | Posted 03.25.2016 | Books
Janet Mason

Reading these two books reminded me that reading also helps you learn more about yourself, in addition to learning about the world in all of its time dimensions. Reading is like looking in a mirror and seeing things that not only have you never seen before but things you never expected to see.

'The Roosevelts:' Ken Burns Closets Eleanor, Disappears FDR's Gay Sex-Entrapment Scandal in the Navy

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I enjoyed watching Ken Burns' The Roosevelts: An Intimate History last week, keeping in mind that these PBS documentary series are usually a heavy bit of American myth-making. Still, there are a few things just too glaring to hide or treat with discretion in 2014, though Burns arrogantly thinks he can.

Like FDR, Obama Learns from People's Letters

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

President Obama's motivation in reading a sampling of the letters from the public is essentially the same as Roosevelt's was: "to help get him outside of the bubble."