Essays and Interviews Archive

Published essays:

2021

  1. The Last Duel (Slate,  with Sara McDougall, 10/14/21)
  2. Ted Lasso and Caritas (CNN, with Matthew Gabriele, 10/9/21)
  3. Forgive Student Debt Now (CNN, 10/8/21)
  4. Don’t read that anti-semite Roald Dahl (CNN, 9/28/21)
  5. The Vinland Map was a Forgery (Smithsonian, with Matt Gabriele, 9/21/21)
  6. Pregnancy Laws and Surveillance in History (Slate, with Sara McDougall, 9/3/21)
  7. Rapid OTC Covid Tests should be Free (Washington Post, 8/25/21)
  8. Mask Mandates and the ADA (The Nation, 8/23/21)
  9. Who is LeVar Burton? (CNN, 8/20/21)
  10. Covid School Year Three (CNN, 8/12/21)
  11. The Modern Medieval of The Green Knight (Smithsonian Magazine, 8/12/21. With Matt Gabriele)
  12. A Human Resources of Trust (Chronicle of Higher Education, 7/28/21)
  13. Preserve accessibility after Covid (CNN, 7/27/21)
  14. Sports History is History (Smithsonian Magazine, 7/20/21. With Matt Gabriele)
  15. The Prescient Dystopia of Gattaca (The Nation, 7/16/21)
  16. Vaccinate the Unvaccinated (CNN, 7/10/21)
  17. How Medieval Ethiopia Discovered Europe (Smithsonian Magazine, 6/29/21. With Matt Gabriele)
  18. On Singing after Covid (CNN, 6/29/21)
  19. Down syndrome and school inclusion: The Utah Cheerleader (CNN, 6/18/21)
  20. Summer Slowdown for kids (CNN, 6/9/21)
  21. STEM won’t save us without Humanities (CNN, 5/27/21)
  22. Objective History and the Tulsa Massacre (The Nation, 5/28/21)
  23. Vaccine Carrots, Vaccine Sticks (CNN, 5/14/21)
  24. Vaccinate Disabled Kids First (USA Today, 5/6/21)
  25. The work of history (with Matt Gabriele, Washington Post, 5/3/21)
  26. Antivaxxers and Yellow Stars (CNN, 4/27/21)
  27. The Real History of the Black Death (Smithsonian, 3/25/21)
  28. Always March; Never St. Patrick’s Day (The Current, 3/17/21)
  29. The Goals Should Lead (The Nation, 3/9/21)
  30. We can’t grieve alone (CNN, 2/11/21)
  31. 38 Reasons to Investigate Trump (GEN, 1/17/21)
  32. What’s Next: K-12 Education after Covid (CNN, 1/12/21)

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