Category Archives: Opinion

A Woman’s Work is Never Done: A New Economic Agenda

by Marilyn Watkins

Women’s work is central to our economy. Most households couldn’t make ends meet without women’s income. Yet, women make less than men across every occupation. Because employers find ways to pay women less, families struggle to pay their bills, and can’t save for education or retirement. Continue reading A Woman’s Work is Never Done: A New Economic Agenda

Ferguson Isn’t Fremont, Right?

by Andrew Lanier

Two weekends ago, President Obama delivered an impassioned speech on the 50th anniversary of Selma’s “Bloody Sunday.” Obama’s message offered an optimistic counterpoint to the gruesome events that transpired that day and to last week’s latest batch of disheartening headlines. The following stories, a fresh crop harvested from the fertile fields of American racial injustice, remind us that the fight in Selma remains unfinished. Continue reading Ferguson Isn’t Fremont, Right?

Sunday Discourse: Where We Go From Here (3 Basic Truths)

by James Williams

There is a Better Way.

Locking young people up doesn’t work.  It doesn’t keep communities safe.  In the 90’s incarceration rates skyrocketed nationwide but had no discernible effects as far as reducing crime rates.  Locking young people up doesn’t set them up for success later in life or help them work through whatever problems they are dealing with. Continue reading Sunday Discourse: Where We Go From Here (3 Basic Truths)