Recently, The New York Times published a report about women who, while working in physically demanding jobs, lost their pregnancies after requests for less-strenuous assignments were denied. The profile is a tragic example of the steep toll levied on women, and particularly women of color, who face economic and social rules that are rigged against

Last week, Donald Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly lamented that the world has changed for women. “When I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country,” he said. “Women were sacred and looked upon with great honor. That’s obviously not the case anymore, as we see from recent

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Three weeks ago, the Trump administration weakened the rules that protect women, effective immediately. By rolling back birth control coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act, non-profit religious organizations, such as hospitals and higher education institutions, are now able to reject contraceptive coverage all together. As a result, students at universities like Loyola University-Chicago and Georgetown

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In the current debate on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, the data shouldn’t matter. And I say this as a confirmed data geek: My job at the Roosevelt Institute is the fourth think tank job that I’ve had, and in grad school I had three semesters of econometrics. But

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Last week President Trump released a budget that would gut public programs that lift up millions of American women and families. Contrary to its title, “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” the budget is a roadmap to a place where women and their families would be less safe, less healthy, and less economically secure. As we

For decades, policies at every level of government have denied the full protection of the law to Americans without the financial means to obtain their own legal counsel. Criminal justice policies promulgated throughout the ’80s and ’90s resulted in an unprecedented rise in the prison population and the U.S.’s inglorious distinction as the nation with

As many of you reading this will have already seen, Jesse Williams, best known for his role in the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy and increasingly for his support of the Black Lives Matter movement, was named Humanitarian of the Year at the 2016 BET Awards last Sunday evening. The inspiring moment was underscored by Williams’s

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With the shocking NBA Finals rematch between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers behind us, we have an opportunity to step back and consider some of the broader lessons that can be drawn from media coverage of the series’ transcendent stars, Steph Curry and LeBron James. The two have been cast as basketball opposites,

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It’s no secret that Americans are feeling the acute pain of our nation’s unchecked economic inequality. Populist anger over what many view as broken political and economic systems has fueled the unpredictable fires of the 2016 presidential election. While rising inequality has hurt all Americans, as evidenced by the recent increase in mortality rates among

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Watch the launch of Rewrite the Racial Rules: Building an Inclusive American Economy and Untamed: How to Check Corporate, Financial, and Monopoly Power. In a recent New York Times editorial, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin reflects on his experience visiting and speaking at the San Quentin, CA state prison. He recalls a statement from a

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