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Why it’s time to rethink the role of the President’s spouse.

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It’s hard not to feel a little sorry for Dr. Jill Biden. While it must have been thrilling to have her husband finally win the job he’d been after for almost 40 years, now she’s become First Lady.

Historically, this position has been used to exemplify the ideal American wife. The First Lady is someone for women to look up to and aspire to be (rather than aspiring to have her husband’s job). …


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I’m on a diet. Again. Like half the country a year after COVID struck. I know I can’t complain. I am healthy and so are all my loved ones. Work has been going fairly well. But all this being at home has done a bad thing to my self control.

At the start of the pandemic, I researched bean recipes and stocked my pantry — I still have the canned vegetables to prove it. My kids came home, and I started baking bread. …


2/26/2021

The American Dream has been a staple of art and literature since the country’s founding. The subject has inspired some of the greatest American works of art from The Great Gatsby to There Will be Blood. Two new entries in the canon are Minari and Nomadland.

Minari, directed by Korean-American Lee Isaac Chung, follows the travails of Korean immigrant family in the 1970s as they try to stake their claim on America’s promise.

Caryl Casson

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