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Don't underestimate Kanye (and Trump) – Rapper could successfully deliver for forgotten black communities

October 11 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

By working with the White House, West may successfully deliver opportunity to black communities that have been left behind.

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Don’t Destroy an Innocent Man

October 10 2018
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

Those claiming to be the victims of sexual assault should always be listened to, and their allegations should always be fairly investigated. But to say we should uncritically believe all women dangerously upends a long-held tenet of both our law and culture: those accused are presumed innocent.

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Women and Men Aren’t at War — and Both Care about Due Process

October 9 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

In the New York Times, Alexis Grenell writes a familiar screed against women who supported the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, calling them “gender traitors” who have “made standing by the patriarchy a full-time job."...

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Taylor Swift Buys the Democrats’ Marketing; Tennesseans Shouldn’t

October 9 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Sadly, Taylor Swift — a celebrity who had carefully, wisely stayed out of the political fray — has decided to come out strongly against Tennessee Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, in part implying that Blackburn fails to support women.

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Women and Men Aren’t At War–And All Care About Due Process

October 9 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

In the New York Times, Alexis Grenell writes a too-familiar screed against women who supported the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh as “gender traitors” who have “made standing by the patriarchy a full-time job.”

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Cosko Is Not An Unpaid Intern

October 6 2018
by Julie Gunlock

Capitol Police on October 3 arrested 27-year old congressional staffer Jackson Cosko for posting on Wikipedia the private addresses of three members of the Senate Judiciary Committee...

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I Support Survivors and Stand With Kavanaugh

October 5 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Judge Kavanaugh has not faced a legal charge in connection with Dr. Ford’s allegation. Yet, the same standards and the presumption of innocence should still apply in the court of public opinion...

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Republicans Offered to Interview Ford in California. Why Didn’t She Know That?

October 2 2018
by Kelsey Harkness

Whatever side you fall on in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh, most Americans can agree on one thing: Somewhere along the way, the process broke down.

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California Quota Bill Won't Help Women

October 1 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Governor Jerry Brown just signed a first-in-the-nation law to require all California companies to have at least one female board member by the end of 2019. Women's advocates who celebrate this as breaking a stubborn glass ceiling ignore how women could get cut by the shards.

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Feinstein Played Ford Like A Pawn

September 27 2018
by Jennifer C. Braceras

Feinstein had no interest in the truth of the allegation. Feinstein’s interests were purely political: fire up the “resistance,” bring home a high-profile scalp for the #MeToo movement, and shore up the left flank in order to fend off a progressive Senate challenger.

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Colleges Favor Academics Over Activism

September 27 2018
by Elisha Maldonado

A new study reveals good priorities rather than political bias...

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The Link Between Benefits and Take-Home Pay

September 27 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Many workers appreciate these benefits as much as they would more dollars in their paychecks. But not everyone does. Certainly people’s preference for benefits varies based on their life circumstances...

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Let’s reauthorize a better Violence Against Women Act

September 26 2018
by Andrea Bottner

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was supposed to be reauthorized by Sept. 30, 2018. But with the election looming, Congress announced last week that the law would be extended through Dec. 7 under a stopgap-spending bill...

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I stand with Brett Kavanaugh

September 22 2018
by Andrea Bottner

Who do you believe in a he said-she said situation?...

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Brett Kavanaugh and the limits of hashtag feminism

September 19 2018
by Jennifer C. Braceras

There is no question we must take seriously any and all allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse, including this one...

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The Constitution Doesn't Need an Amendment to Protect Women's Equal Political Rights

September 18 2018
by Christina Villegas

The feminist ideas animating a push for an 'equal rights' amendment to the Constitution pose a serious threat to our liberties...

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Government Already Pays Some Paid-Leave Costs

September 14 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Parents of newborns often use public assistance to finance time off from work...

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A Modest Proposal for 'Anonymous'

September 10 2018
by Claudia Rosett

As a means of spreading mistrust, confusion and distraction within the Trump administration, last week's New York Times Op-ed by "Anonymous" was a master stroke...

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Why Women Should Support Judge Kavanaugh's Nomination

September 10 2018
by Erin Hawley

Judge Brett Kavanaugh does have a jaw-dropping record with women — but it is one that should lead to women’s support, not opposition...

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Opioids: Parents should know about real dangers facing kids

September 10 2018
by Julie Gunlock

Parents are inundated with information at the start of the school year about how to help their kids succeed..

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Preventing the Crowd-Out of Private Benefit Plans

September 6 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

We want employers to continue offering benefits and additional options for employees...

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SNAP reforms in the farm bill can improve lives for Americans

September 5 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

There is no better time to encourage workers, who have been on the sidelines of the labor force, into the workforce...

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The Supreme Court has nothing to do with impeachment

September 1 2018
by Erin Hawley

The Constitution firmly vests the impeachment power with the House and the Senate...

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Kangaroo courts for campus sexual assault can't end soon enough

August 30 2018
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

Examples of serious miscarriage of justice abound across the country...

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Making Social Security More Flexible is an Idea Worth Further Inquiry and Serious Debate

August 29 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

There is a big difference between expanding an entitlement and reforming it to better serve its purpose.

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