“Knowing & Knowing: Head & Heart” May 2013

“Let’s Talk About Dying” December 2012

“Taking Care of Mom and Dad” November 2011

“A Life Lost: Living Alongside Dementia” February 2011

“From Wife to Widow” June 2011

“The Other Scarlet A” August 2011

“Who Is Barak Obama?”
Dissent Magazine January 2010

The Torture Memos
May 2009

“The Emperor Has No Clothes”
July 2009

“Let the People Speak: Rethinking the Initiative Process”
Dissent Magazine Fall 2009

“Equality Deferred: What Happened in the Prop 8 Vote?”
November 2008

“Has Sexism Gone to Its Final Resting Place?”

“Race & Gender in Politics”
Dissent Magazine Fall 2008

“The Untold Health Care Story”
Dissent Magazine Summer 2008

“Fire & Flood”
Dissent Magazine Winter 2008

“Next Steps in a New World”
Comemcememt Address – U.C. Berkeley, May 22. 2008

“Is Talking About Age ‘Ageist?'”
October 2008

“Sand Castles & Snake PitsHomelessness, Public Policy, & the Law of Unintended Consequences”
Dissent Magazine Fall 2007

“Hey Folks, You’re Spending My Inheritance”
Dissent Magazine August 2007

“What Am I Going to do With the Rest of My Life?”
Dissent Magazine Fall 2006

“Why Don’t They Listen To Us?”
Dissent Magazine Winter 2005