U.S. History

Selected Articles

American Culture and Society

The Rise of the Grandfamily, The Washington Post, January 22, 2019

In Public, We're All Preoccupied With Ourselves, San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 2016

Marriage, Poverty and the Political Divide, New York Times, Jan. 24, 2016

The End of 'Mad Men' and the Sense of American Greatness, San Francisco Chronicle, ​May 12, 2015

Falling Marriage Rates Reflect Economic Fault Lines, New York Times, Feb. 7, 2015

Alaska Native Try a Taste of Capitalism, New York Times Magazine, March 17, 1985

​Public and Private Debt, Savings and Thrift

 U.S. Politics

​NY Fossil Fuel Bill is Misguided, Albany Times-Union, Oct. 24, 2017

Economic Inequality, Low-Wage Work, and Poverty

To Lift American Families, Help Them Both Earn and Save, Aspen Journal of Ideas, July/August 2016

Income and Savings Advocates Share Common Goal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 25, 2016

Forget the One Percent, What About the 45 Percent, Baltimore Sun, July 19, 2016

The 'Price of Paying Taxes' is Highest for Low-Income Americans, Washington Monthly, April 18, 2016

Marriage, Poverty, and the Political Divide, The New York Times, Jan. 24, 2016

Raising Minimum Wage Would Benefit Everyone, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Feb. 3, 2014

Holiday Bounty Eludes Low-Wage Working Families, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Jan. 5, 2015

Health and Health Care

Health Care's Coming Crisis: Out of Pocket Costs, Washington Monthly, Feb. 8, 2016

White, Middle-Age, High School-Educated and Dead at an Early Age, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 10, 2015

The Billion-Dollar Drug for Opioids Has a Problem, The Fiscal Times, March 31, 2017
Suboxone and Opioids, RealClear Health, March 3, 2017
Medicaid Patients Need Options in Opioid Fight, The Toledo Blade, Jan. 21, 2017 
Are Americans Popping Too Many Pain Pills?” The San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2016,

Education and Children 

If Our Children are so Precious, We Must Invest in Them, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 23, 2017 
Early Childhood Care Undervalued in Maryland, Baltimore Sun, Nov. 12, 2017

A History of Federal Child Antipoverty and Health Legislation in the United States Since 1900, Child Development Perspectives, 1900,” Child Development Perspectives, Feb. 11, 2011
America Needs to Resurrect the PTA, Baltimore Sun, July 5, 2010 
State of Mind, Education Week, Oct. 19, 2009
It’s Their Future, Education Week, Aug. 19, 2009
History of U.S. Children’s Policy, First Focus, May 1, 2009
Parallel Crises in Health Care, Higher Education ​(with Patrick Callan), The Baltimore Sun, January 11, 2009
Beyond Civics and the 3 R’s: Teaching Economics in the Schools, History of Education Quarterly, v. 49, no. 3, August 2008, 
Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise, HuffPost, June 13, 2008
Let’s Get Children Moving Toward a Healthier Future, Baltimore Sun, March 9, 2006
Afrocentric Brooklyn School Opens,” The New York Times, Oct. 6, 1991
Slump Not Exclusive, Private Schools Find,” The New York Times, Feb. 18, 1991 
Bronx School Board Superseded, The New York Times, July 4, 1990
A Raft of Plans That Try to Dispel Girls’ Math Anxieties, The New York Times, Aug. 2, 1987 
For Women’s Colleges a Surge of Optimism, The New York Times, Jan. 5, 1986
Gypsy Scholars" Roam Academic Landscape, The New York Times, Jan. 10, 1982

American Men 

Memo to Candidates: Men are People Too, The Baltimore Sun, May 15, 2019

In the Trenches of the Gender Wars, S.F. Chronicle, Feb. 2, 2019

Why Progressives Should Stop Avoiding Men's Issues, Washington Post, Jan. 18, 2019

We Must Tackle the Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members, RealClear Health, Mar. 7, 2019

Real Clear Books: "Book of the Week," Sept. 10, 2018

I Spoke to Hundreds of American Men Who Still Can't Find Work, Vox, Sept. 17, 2018
All the Lonely Men, Baltimore Sun, Oct. 19, 2018
Misogyny Online Debases a Culture That Valued Gallantry, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 5, 1018
Democrats are Giving Up on White Men, USA Today, Oct. 18, 2018
Ex-Felons Need Help Restoring Lives, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Nov. 8, 2018
We Need a Federal Office of Men's Health, Good Men Project, Nov. 2, 2018

Men on the Sidelines of American Life, Voice Male, Oct. 8, 2019
Kavanaugh, Sex, and Modern Masculinity, New York Daily News, Sept. 21, 2018

Recession Anniversary: I Spoke to Hundreds of American Men Who Are Still Not Working, Vox, Sept. 17, 2018

The Internet is for Misogyny (At Least for Some Men), Institute for Family Studies, Aug. 27, 2018

Male Trouble, New York Review of Books, Oct. 11, 2018

The Myth of a Tight Labor Market, Real Clear Policy

What's Happening to Failing White Men?, Washington Monthly, Jan. 12, 2016

A Quarter of American Men Live In or Near Poverty, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 3, 2015

The Rise of a New Economic Underclass: Millennial Men, The Fiscal Times, June 10, 2015

Millions of Fathers and Families Need a Raise, Tampa Bay Times, June 13, 2014

American Masculinity's Split Personality, Baltimore Sun, July 15, 2010