July 10, 2007

Does Billionaire Steve Schwarzman Pay a Lower Tax Rate than You?

(Think Congress should do something about it?) by Rebecca Wilkins and Joan Entmacher Tomorrow, the Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing with the unbelievably boring title of “Carried Interest, Part I.” But before you yawn and ignore

July 6, 2007

Governors Ask Congress to Reverse Restrictive Welfare Rules

by Jessica Stone and Joan Entmacher Over the past year, the Bush Administration has put additional barriers in the path of poor women struggling to provide for their children, and of states trying to provide assistance to

July 5, 2007

Bush: “Big Backer” of Title IX — Yeah Right

By Lexie Kuznick In his own peculiar way, President Bush recently announced his support for female athletes and Title IX: “I’m a big backer of Title IX…I think the progress, though, has been startling from the day

July 5, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart: Just How Bad Is It?

Part 6: The Future Does Not Look Brightby Gretchen Borchelt Now that the Supreme Court term has ended, we’ve offered our take on what the term overall meant for women.  But what about Gonzales v. Carhart?  What

July 3, 2007

Where the Rubber Meets the Road, Congress Needs More Traction

By Kristina Petronko Lilly Ledbetter testifies before the House Education and Labor Committee In what may be a speed record for Congressional response, Congress has started the process of reversing the Supreme Court’s May 29 decision in

July 3, 2007

The good thing about the Supreme Court’s 2006-2007 term for women . . . is that it’s over.

The Supreme Court’s term just came to a close, and thank goodness. A quick look back at the term provides a chilling picture of a new Court that is all too willing to eviscerate important constitutional

July 2, 2007

Despite setback, the promise of Brown survives; the promises of the Alito/Roberts confirmation hearings do not

“Well, I can speak to the issue of diversity in education from a little bit of my own experience . . . having these people in the class with diverse backgrounds and outlooks on the issues

July 2, 2007

Religion and health care: What you don’t know CAN hurt you…

by Jill Morrison Last week, I was invited to speak to a health law class on religious refusals to provide health care after the professor saw an article on the subject in Self Magazine. While the questions

June 29, 2007

Abstinence-only advocates: “We are rubber, you are glue”

by Paige Herwig The past several months haven’t been kind to proponents of abstinence-only education. First, an independent, nonpartisan policy organization released a report which found that abstinence-only education programs had no impact whatsoever on teen sexual

June 29, 2007

The People Speak, The Department of Labor Listens

by Joan Entmacher and Karen Schulman A new report from the Department of Labor demonstrates that there is broad consensus among employers and employees that the Family and Medical Leave Act is a success in helping employees

June 22, 2007

Congress Does Right by Head Start Children

by Helen Blank

June 21, 2007

Mamma Mia!

The Hidden Costs of Consumer Driven Health Plans for Pregnant Womenby Malinda Ellwood So the talk of the health reform town these days is all about “Consumer Driven Health Plans.” That’s lovely but what does consumer driven