Someone Like You Can Be Amazing

I’m looking forward to the day when young girls and boys talk about our founding fathers and mothers. I’m looking forward to the day when every child knows the story of Sybil Ludington, Debora Sampson, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Hedy Lamarr.

Defend – Don’t Defund – Planned Parenthood

For some time now, Planned Parenthood has been the focus of right-wing attacks on a woman’s right to choose. But the firestorm sparked by the release of the videos produced by anti-choice activists posing as biomedical researchers have reached abysmal new lows. The videos show heavily edited conversations with Planned Parenthood representatives about the process […]

The Forgotten Heroine of Social Security

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act, and no doubt President Franklin D. Roosevelt will be celebrated as a visionary leader who helped spare millions of working Americans from poverty in their old age. We should also pay tribute to Frances Perkins, a largely forgotten heroine of the FDR era, who […]

Women Bring Home the Bacon

The traditional portrait of mothers needs a 21st century update: Yes, many mothers still bake cookies. But they also bring home the bacon. More than any time in the past, mothers are making an essential contribution to the economic security of their families. In fact, fewer than one in five families fit the 1950s stereotype in […]

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