Obama v. Poverty →
This is a good article, but I think the problem with it is that it supports the “poverty as culture” myth. For example, he argues that children from poverty and “deep poverty” will be unable to really succeed in school, even if the schools are good. This goes head-to-head with the mission of public education reform, which argues that all children can learn despite their...
Parties Fight Over Single Women →
This article suggests that single women will play a role in determining the outcome of this election. Ladies—don’t forget to show up and vote.
NPR: Acid Attacks A Rising Menace for Colombian...
Are Modern Men Manly Enough pt. 2 →
nytimes: Are Modern Men Manly Enough? →
This is a really interesting group of short opinion pieces. Some make my blood boil—the ones which reinforce the patriarchy and gender norms. Some challenge the norms which I find refreshing. And some just reflect personal opinions or preferences, such as one woman’s desire to date “hunky,” “meat and potato”-type guys. There is room for a lot of different...
They have forgotten what they were elected to do. I don’t understand why...– Felicia Brown-Williams, Director of Planned Parenthood Southeast, on the Mississippi legislature’s attempt to eliminate abortion services in one of the poorest, unhealthiest states in the US
nytimes: Love Among the Spuds →
Article on the possible first openly gay person elected to the US Senate. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, went to Smith College! A victory for her in the fall would be incredible.
nytimes: The Opportunity Gap →
Children from different economic backgrounds have different opportunities and the answer is championing marriage before children? This article started out well but then decimated into blaming individuals and the poor instead of the societal structures which reinforce hierarchies.
washpost: Government is the solution →
I couldn’t have said it any better. Mr. Dionne highlights the importance of having faith in national government, and not being afraid to say so.
nytimes: Reverse Immigration Difficulties →
nytimes: Being a gay Dad →
Happy Father’s Day!
washpost: Warren's heritage "controversy" →
“Warren came lean” about listing herself as Native American? Even if she is only a small part Native American, Warren has the right to list herself that way. There should be no shame in identifying with a part of your heritage. Warren should have been honest about how she was identified as Native American, but her hesitancy to admit it stems from our negative view of affirmative...
huffingtonpost: On Bain Capital & JPMorgan Chase →
Making the important connection
That Wasn’t Me by Brandi Carlile
washingtonpost: Minority Babies Majority in US →
The future of America. I think we’re in good hands :)
washingtonpost: VA blocks gay lawyer from... →
Another disappointing and regressive move by Virginia in the arena of gay rights.
nytimes: Rethinking Pro Bono →
Interesting op-ed, & I agree that pro-bono cases should be expanded and evenly distributed among qualified lawyers.