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Check out the book trailer for Public Enemy by Bill Ayers!

This day in history. 


On November 7, 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the United States Senate for the state of New York. Her election had several firsts - she was the first female Senator from New York and the only First Lady to run for public office. Clinton was sworn in on January 3, 2001 and she served as both a Senator and First Lady until January 20th.

Photograph of President William Jefferson Clinton, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton Applauding during Election Night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, New York, 11/07/2000

Beacon author David Bacon discusses the growing consensus on immigration reform. 

All Over the World, Migrants Demand the Right to Stay at Home - In These Times

The role of the first lady is a weird, gendered, (non-paying) political position in our modern times. And yet, we can’t seem to escape it. 

(via The Only Pictures of Michelle Obama With Elmo and Rosita You Need to See - Garance Franke-Ruta - The Atlantic)


Women have been allowed to vote in the United States since 1920. But fast-forward to 2013, and plenty of states are making it harder for women who are married or divorced to cast a ballot.

We’re excited to show everyone the cover for Elinor Lipman’s TWEET LAND OF LIBERTY, on sale August 28! Want to pre-order? Interesting fact: the book came to be because of Grub Street’s 2012 Muse and Marketplace literary conference earlier this month.

Adieu last moderate Richard Lugar
A toast w. champagne & beluga
T-party didn’t like your style
They hate that reach across the aisle
Elinor Lipman, one of her daily poetic political tweets (soon to be turned into a book by Beacon Press, coming this September!). Follow her on Twitter. Subscribe to her on Facebook.