September 14, 2007

The High Risk of Low Prices

by Cristina Martin Firvida, Director of Government Affairs and Senior CounselNational Women's Law Center Two events took place this Wednesday morning, seemingly unrelated, but in reality representing two sides of the same coin. After ninteen years of

September 13, 2007

Spring Forecast: Tax Cuts Are So Yesterday?

by Cristina Martin Firvida, Director of Government Affairs and Senior CounselNational Women's Law Center In case you do not follow this sort of thing, it’s Fashion Week in New York,that magical time twice yearly when vanity wrestles

September 12, 2007

A Better Deal for Women

by Melanie Ross Levin In 1932, President Roosevelt promised “a new deal for the American people.”  Part of that deal included Unemployment Insurance that provided vital temporary income support to workers who are laid off or must

September 11, 2007

For a Change, Justice Is Done

by Dina Lassow Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit reversed a terrible decision of the district court, and ruled that the plaintiffs in a long-running Title IX sexual harassment case, Simpson v.

September 7, 2007

Pet Trusts and Tax Cuts:An argument against repealing the estate tax

By Kristina Gupta Leona Helmsley, a billionaire hotel operator and real estate investor, died on August 20th, leaving $12 million in a trust fund for her dog, Trouble. Helmsley also left millions for her brother and two

September 6, 2007

SCHIP and kids health care: time is running short …

by Lisa Codispoti

September 4, 2007

On Labor Day, Workers Still Not Treated Equitably

By Taryn Wilgus Null Yesterday, our nation celebrated Labor Day, which honors the achievements and contributions of American workers.  Unfortunately, not all workers receive the same treatment and respect.  As we honor workers, it is vital that

September 4, 2007

Unfortunately, these numbers do add up

By Lisa Codispoti Following the release of the new Census figures last week, there are some sobering numbers dancing in my head that all point to the health care crisis in this country, especially for kids.  8.7

August 31, 2007

Melissa Jennings Deserves Her Day In Court

By Fatima Goss Graves Last spring, the entire Fourth Circuit ruled 8-2 that Melissa Jennings, a former University of North Carolina soccer player, could have her Title IX sexual harassment case heard by a jury.  That’s the

August 29, 2007

The Treadmill Economy: Census Report Shows Women Still Worse Off

by Chad Newcomb It’s the week before Labor Day, and you know what that means: time for the Census Bureau’s data release on Americans’ economic well-being: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States.  The

August 24, 2007

Happy Anniversary EC OTC!

by Gretchen Borchelt Today is the one year anniversary of emergency contraception – otherwise known as the morning-after pill – being approved for non-prescription use by women 18 and older. We refer to it as EC OTC

August 23, 2007

No Trickle Down, No Surprise Says White House

by Chad Newcomb and Lauren Seemeyer