Archive | November, 2010

Guest Post – "It’s About Time" by Mindy Fried

I came across this essay by sociologist Mindy Fried about the lack of paid family leave in the US versus how common it is around the world. Also on my mind is the failure of the Paycheck Fairness Act to pass the US Senate this week. I think the two are related. Opponents of the [...]

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What Did the Election Mean?

Your ever-vigilant WIW has been schlepping about town talking to lots of people about what exactly we are to make of the results of last week’s elections. Here’s the expertise of the professional wonks, policy analysts and political scientists, translated into “real people speak”. Republicans made significant gains as state governors, US Senators and members [...]

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