July 20, 2016

126 Days: Record-Setting Inaction to Fill the Supreme Court Vacancy

One woman rode her solar powered bike across the country in 80 days. A developer in China built a 57-story skyscraper in 19 days. John Boyne wrote The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in less than

July 28, 2016

Congress Doesn’t Deserve Recess

Sweltering heat and humidity, droves of lost tourists, seersucker suits, fireworks and farmers’ markets—all tell-tale signs that it is summer in the District of Columbia.  Another indicator of summer is the conspicuous absence of members of

July 27, 2016

Massachusetts Passes Trailblazing Equal Pay Bill (on a Saturday)

While Congress is out on recess for the foreseeable future, state legislators in Massachusetts hauled themselves into work this weekend for a rare Saturday session to unanimously pass a trailblazing equal pay bill, which also had

July 20, 2016

126 Days: Record-Setting Inaction to Fill the Supreme Court Vacancy

One woman rode her solar powered bike across the country in 80 days. A developer in China built a 57-story skyscraper in 19 days. John Boyne wrote The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in less than

July 18, 2016

Republicans in the Senate Just Give Up Doing Their Job Until September

Last week, Senator Thom Tillis made the startling assertion that confirming judges “has nothing to do with [Senators] doing our jobs.”  Republican leaders in the Senate followed up on that remarkable declaration by recessing until Labor

July 14, 2016

Serena, Simone, and Laurie: Meet the Women of Color Piling Up Wins and Making History

In this past week, women of color made HUGE waves in the sports world. It’s no secret that Serena Williams is an amazing athlete, but this weekend she proved – again – that she is one

July 15, 2016

Bipartisan Bill to Improve Child Care Tax Credit Introduced in Senate

Parents can’t go to work without child care.  But child care is a major expense for working families, and consumes an even larger share of lower-income families’ budgets. For over 60 years, Congress has offered families

July 15, 2016

Pokémon Go Isn’t the Only App Invading Your Privacy: Protect Birth Control Privacy

Recent news has alarmed users of the Pokémon Go app about possible sharing of private information — but, similar privacy issues could arise with users of Wellness apps, who like the Pokémon Go users, are trying

July 15, 2016

The Message of Women and Pain

About thirteen years ago, I was sitting in a car crying. I had just left a doctor’s office with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I was terrified for my future, but I was also relieved to finally

July 15, 2016

How Title IX Guidance Helps Schools Tackle the Growing Problem of Harassment and Sexual Assault

Students across the country, of all ages, are currently savoring the peak of summer. Parents, on the other hand, by this point are ready for September to roll around and see their kids go back to

July 15, 2016

JPMorgan Chase Is the Latest Corporation to Raise Its Minimum Wage

18,000 employees of a major Wall Street bank are about to get a raise—and this time, it’s not the highest-paid executives but the lowest-paid workers, primarily bank tellers and customer service reps, who will benefit. This

July 15, 2016

Reproductive Rights and Anti-Poverty Advocates Succeed in Overturning Racist, Sexist Law in California

This June, California Governor Jerry Brown repealed the sexist, racist welfare “family cap” rule, also known as the Maximum Family Grant Policy in California. The policy prevented welfare recipients from receiving more assistance if they have

July 14, 2016

Republican Senator Says Confirming Judges Has “Nothing To Do With Doing [Senate’s] Job.” Really?

Yesterday, Senators Hirono, Warren, and Schumer sought unanimous consent for the Senate to vote on over a dozen pending judicial nominees. Republican Senator Thom Tillis leapt up to object.  “Tillis objected that the Senate shouldn’t be

July 14, 2016

Serena, Simone, and Laurie: Meet the Women of Color Piling Up Wins and Making History

In this past week, women of color made HUGE waves in the sports world. It’s no secret that Serena Williams is an amazing athlete, but this weekend she proved – again – that she is one