American poet, essayist and critic. Her writing focuses on political & social issues from a left-leaning perspective, including abortion, racism, welfare reform, feminism, & poverty. She writes the 'Subject to Debate' column for The Nation
former MLB Player/Pitcher - Memphis Red Sox (1952, Negro American League), Boise Yankees (1953, Negro American League) turned Legendary C&W Singer: 'Kiss An Angel Good Morning', 'Kaw-liga', 'Mountain of Love', 'Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger'
American political scientist. Most famous (& controversial) work, Bowling Alone, argues that the US has undergone an unprecedented collapse in civic, social & political life (social capital) since the 1960s w/ serious negative consequences