The State of the U.S. Labor Market for Mothers: Pre-May 2018 Jobs Release

This column contains a correction. Today is Moms Equal Pay Day—the day up until which the average mother would have to work to make as much as the average father made in the previous year. This year, Moms Equal Pay Day falls just two days…

Coal and nuclear plant owners wrap themselves in ‘resilience flag’ to draw Trump’s attention

Until 2017, the “resilience” of the electric power sector had referred to the power grid’s ability to withstand and recover from extreme weather and other threats. But the Trump administration, as it has with so many other issues, succeeded in distorting the meaning of the…

First-time judge appointed by Trump issues his very first opinion. It’s a doozy.

Judge James Ho has been a federal judge for only a few months. Until Wednesday, he had never handed down a judicial opinion in his life. But the Trump appointee’s very first opinion, a dissent calling for a sweeping assault on campaign contribution limits, is…

The top Republican candidate to replace Paul Ryan is an avowed white supremacist

Until early Wednesday morning, Paul Nehlen was little more than a racist, anti-Semitic sideshow in Wisconsin politics. Unless you happen to be a white supremacist, chances are you’ve never heard of him. His political résumé consists of one failed 2016 bid to capture the Republican…

Trump Admin Pushing Abstinence-Only Education

Abstinence-only education — encouraging adolescents to wait until marriage for sex — is making a comeback under President Trump. In a marked departure from the previous administration, conservatives at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are putting an emphasis on abstinence to reduce…

Court blocks Trump administration from forcing undocumented teens to remain pregnant

Undocumented teenagers seeking abortion will be allowed to obtain them until a lawsuit filed on their behalf is decided, a U.S. district court judge ruled late Friday night — dealing a blow to the Trump administration. The ruling marks a victory for the ACLU, which…