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.
|By: David Dayen Friday April 6, 2012 11:04 am|
Showing great political acumen less than two months before a recall election where women are eligible to vote, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker just repealed the state’s equal-pay law.
|By: Alexander Zaitchik Sunday March 4, 2012 1:59 pm|
For anyone fascinated by the spectacle of colorful conspiratorial minds at work, the last decade has provided for some gripping snorkeling. The growth of the 9/11 Truth movement, the reemergence of the John Birth Society, the persistence of Birtherism and its variants — there’s been no shortage of conspiracy activity at which to gawk and attempt understanding. It was Arthur Goldwag’s fate that this bubbling in the fever swamps turned furious just he was submitting a manuscript to his publisher entitled Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies.
The sudden dynamism in a subject he had just written about historically left Goldwag with a choice. He could curse his luck and take a vacation, or he could turn his just-completed manuscript into the first half of a two-book project. The fruit of his decision, The New Hate, is the subject of today’s salon.
|By: Michelle Chen Sunday February 19, 2012 6:45 am|
The term “banana republic” has become a cliche to describe economic imperialism throughout history, but the legacy of colonialism persists in Latin America today. The tradition of predatory capitalism echoed in the recent death of Miguel Angel González Ramírez, a member of the Izabal banana workers’ union SITRABI in Guatemala.