Tag: U.S. Congress

It’s Not “Just” a Symbol

Alma Gottlieb , January 13th, 2022


“Tails” side of the new U.S. quarter featuring Maya Angelou The new Maya Angelou quarter is a symbol, yes. But not “just” a symbol. Because, symbols matter. If…


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Two Lessons I Learned about the Transfer of Power while Living in Africa

Alma Gottlieb , January 12th, 2021


1. The moment that any transfer of power occurs from one individual or regime to another is fraught—ritually, sociologically, emotionally. Why? This is a liminal period–“betwix…


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Long Past Time for the 25th Amendment*

Alma Gottlieb , January 6th, 2021


There will be plenty of time for Biden to use his extraordinary faith and energy and creativity to think about how this divided nation might be healed. For…


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When Women’s Laughter Keeps Men in Line

Alma Gottlieb , February 12th, 2019


Among the Mbendjele gathering-hunting people who live in the Republic of Congo, “women’s laughter manages to keep men in line.” Drawing from ethnographic research by Jerome Lewis, anthropo…


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