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Record Poverty Numbers Send a Loud Wake-Up Call

(1) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 6:35 PM

The grim numbers recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau paint a devastating picture of poverty in America that should send a loud wake-up call to Congress to move quickly on a jobs package. Poverty and extreme poverty among women, men and children increased significantly in 2010. The poverty rate...

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Now It's Time to Lift the Restrictions on Women's Military Service

(33) Comments | Posted January 14, 2011 | 5:12 PM

The recent repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" restriction on military service is an important advance both for national security and for civil rights. As President Obama said in heralding repeal, "It is time to recognize that sacrifice, valor and integrity are no more defined by sexual orientation than...

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Unemployed? Happy Holidays: Now You're On Your Own

(2) Comments | Posted December 16, 2009 | 1:45 PM

Here's a sobering thought for our holiday season: One million workers will become ineligible for unemployment benefits in January 2010 unless Congress reauthorizes the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)'s unemployment insurance and COBRA health insurance programs by the end of this month.

What a way to ring in...

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How the Final Economic Recovery Package Helps Women and Families

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2009 | 2:22 PM

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, passed by Congress last week and signed by the President on Tuesday, provides substantial economic help to women and families. Although it does not include all that we would have wanted, it represents a major re-ordering of priorities in funding -- not only for...

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