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A Mother's Day Gift That Would Mean Something

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2008 | 11:28 AM

Here's a thought for a Mother's Day gift that would go beyond the complimentary flowers passed out by restaurants and the complementary speeches churned out by politicians every May: Affordable childcare that is operated in accord with high-quality national standards.

It's a gift long overdue. In 1971 the House and...

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Sexism, Racism and Why Neither Should Matter in the Clinton-Obama Race

(3) Comments | Posted April 23, 2008 | 7:01 PM

It is disturbing that so many Democrats have come to think about the Clinton-Obama race in terms of whether blacks or women need advancement more. Gloria Steinem has argued that voting for a woman is critical because sexism is still taken less seriously than racism. A former colleague of Martin...

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Unconventional Wisdom on Families

(5) Comments | Posted May 11, 2007 | 1:18 PM

Did you know:

* That married parents, mothers and especially fathers, spend more time interacting with their children today than they did in 1965, when stay-at-home moms were far more common? Single moms spend less time than married ones, but more than married ones did back in 1965.


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