Of all the mildly liberal, media-genic proposals that peppered President Barack Obama’s state of the Union Address, one seemed especially designed to withstand curmudgeonly criticism from the Right: universal preschool. The image of millions of young tots learning their ABCs and fingerpainting is hard to demonize as evil Big Government.
|By: Michelle Chen Saturday February 23, 2013 11:30 am|
|By: Attaturk Wednesday February 20, 2013 1:30 am|
You would think after several months of embarrassing themselves by saying one demeaning thing about women after another GOP officials would learn.
But learning is not their strong suit.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday February 5, 2013 8:00 pm|
A New Jersey Catholic school has banned swearing for female students — but not for the boys.
|By: Attaturk Thursday January 24, 2013 1:30 am|
It says something about our times that a policy shift like this is announced and it is treated as a big story, but not an earth-shaking pronouncement.
|By: Attaturk Monday November 26, 2012 1:30 am|
Having overwhelmingly lost the vote of women, especially single women, in 2012, the “intellectuals” at FoxNews have devised a cunning plan. Make sure they lose them even worse by saying societies ills, such as they imagine them, can be laid at the feet of all the single ladies.
|By: RH Reality Check Saturday October 27, 2012 1:00 pm|
There are few personalities in the legal profession that are divisive as Robert Bork. And, while his name has not often come up this election cycle, his legacy with the Supreme Court and possibility that his vision will shape its future deserves to be discussed.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday October 17, 2012 9:15 am|
It’s worth noting that, even on this throwaway issue, the binders weren’t Romney’s idea.
|By: RH Reality Check Tuesday September 11, 2012 4:57 pm|
European Union Justice Minister Viviane Reding proposed requiring 40 percent female representation on all European Union (EU) public company boards by 2020 (state-owned companies must meet the requirement by 2018). This is a strong-arm tactic to address gender disparity on corporate boards, which is common worldwide: European corporate boards have roughly 12 percent women, and globally women make up about 10 percent of corporate board members.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 5, 2012 9:20 am|
Today the Senate will hold a test vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update The Equal Pay Act of 1963. The President swooped in at the last minute to push for the bill’s passage, or really just to highlight the messaging.