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Two Americas, Male & Female

Two Americas, Male & Female

An alien visiting the US would likely conclude that women in general and mothers in particular are of little importance.  Who runs for public office and interprets the law in the courts?  Mostly men.  Who enforces the law?  Mostly men.  Who controls the banks, sits on the boards, and makes business decisions?  Mostly men.  Who [...]

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You Can Ignore It, But It WON’T Go Away

You Can Ignore It, But It WON’T Go Away

I suspect that one reason the U.S. has made so little progress towards pro-caregiver policies is that women figure once the children grow up and go to school, the work/family conundrum will sort itself out. We may have a few rough years of living on just one income, or being uncomfortably stretched by the high [...]

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Paid Leave Is Good for Economy

Paid Leave Is Good for Economy

Hot off the presses – a new report finds access to paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child reduces the likelihood that a family will be forced to resort to public support or food stamps.  Rutgers University and the National Partnership for Women & Families have analyzed data in the  five U.S. states with [...]

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Fantasy State of the Union

My sister Americans: The state of our union is strong.  Electing women to fully 51% of public offices has ushered in a new era in our great experiment in democracy.  Legislators now put the common good ahead of their personal power and individual gain.  We, men and women together, make better policy decisions and make them faster [...]

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