Madelyn Stevens

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Trump’s Cruel Choice: Who Gets to Stay?

Last August, Lesli Gonzalez, 22, got a phone call at 6 a.m. Did she know Doralinda Lopez de León, a Guatemalan girl who said she was running from danger and had been caught by Border Patrol agents entering the United States? Yes, Ms. Gonzalez said, she’s my cousin.<p>Doralinda, 17, had crossed into …

No repeal and replace for D.C.’s paid leave law

By Eileen Appelbaum<p><i>Eileen Appelbaum is senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and co-author of "Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy."</i><p>Employers should be pleased with the D.C. paid family and medical leave plan. …

Abortion Ideologues Subvert a Woman’s Rights

Jane Doe is a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant detained in Texas who is 15 weeks pregnant and is seeking an abortion. The Constitution grants her that right, but the Trump administration is determined to subvert it as part of its war on women’s reproductive rights.<p>Late Friday, a federal appeals …

Joe Biden: Reclaiming America’s Values

In over 45 years of working in global affairs, I’ve observed a simple truth: America’s ability to lead the world depends not just on the example of our power, but on the power of our example.<p>American democracy is rooted in the belief that every man, woman and child has equal rights to freedom and …

The Day Nothing Changed

It’s 9/11 again – and almost nobody is commemorating the anniversary. It didn’t even occur to me to use my print column space for the purpose, given all the ongoing current horrors. But since I have a bit of time before my 14-hour flight, I thought I’d take a few minutes to talk about what was …

My Sister’s Murder in Darfur

Yet another woman is attacked and killed in an isolated place outside her village in Darfur. The story line is terribly familiar, not only from 2003 when the genocide began in Sudan, but to this day. Beyond the village, who notices now? Where is it reported as news? How will justice come if it is …