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Musical Chairs in the US Senate

In the alphabet soup which is our federal government, the US Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is known as HELP (which some might find an apt description of what is needed in Washington). The powerful committee chairman had been, for many years, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who had promoted many important causes such [...]

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A Distant Echo

Contributed by MOTHERS volunteer and guest blogger Rosanne Weston.On December 28th of 2008, The New York Times Book Review published an essay on Phyllis McGinley. OK, I can hear a resounding chorus of, “Who?” It’s not surprising. Phyllis McGinley, a poet of what was termed “light verse” focusing mainly, without irony, on the joys of [...]

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Something for Everyone: Working or Not Working, The Basic Issues Are The Same

Why does MOTHERS, an organization that promotes the societal value of caregiving and protects the economic security of caregivers, concern itself so with issues arising from women in the paid labor force? It’s a good question. While noting that more mothers of young children work outside the home than don’t, we are not exclusively pro-”working [...]

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