Sarah Mulvihill

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Why This Election Terrifies Me

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tuesday nears, after such epic ugliness. “It’s almost over,” friends say. “We’ll finally be done with this.” What a lovely thought. What a naïve fantasy.<p>There’s no end here, just a punctuation mark, a measly comma between the rancor that has built until this point and the fury to …

Government

Has Trump run out of time to win?

It’s less than five weeks until Election Day — sort of. Millions of Americans will have voted before Nov. 8 by absentee or early ballot. For many voters (up to 40 percent of the total electorate, by some calculations), only a week or two remains to persuade them to change their minds. In the wake …

Government

A vote for Trump is a vote for climate catastrophe

July and August were the hottest months for the planet since record keeping began. Scientists are confident that 2016 will be the hottest year. Rising sea levels have made flooding commonplace in several major U.S. cities. And meanwhile, one of our leading presidential candidates says climate …

Climate Change

Morning Bits

Donald Trump’s tax plan is so vague you cannot tell how many trillions in revenue it will lose. “The Tax Foundation estimated that the plan would lower federal revenue by between $4.4 trillion and $5.9 trillion over 10 years using ‘static’ scoring, which does not consider macroeconomic effects. It …

U.S. Economy

The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority should raise its minimum wage

In the words of former congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), “Government is simply the name we give to the things we choose to do together.” The story of Reagan National Airport worker Charles Wells, who spent three years sleeping in a homeless shelter and another full year sleeping most nights at …

Airports

Divorced Women Reveal What Could Have Saved Their Marriages

It's <i>always</i> smart to learn from your own mistakes. But when it comes to marriage, sometimes it's better to learn from what others did wrong and avoid discourse — or even divorce — altogether. Below, three divorced women share what <i>could</i> have made their marriages work so that you not make the same …

3 Divorced Women Reveal What Could Have Made Their Marriages Work

<i>by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES</i><p>Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose<p>t's always smart to learn from your own mistakes. But when it comes to marriage, sometimes it's better to learn from what others did wrong and avoid discourse -- or even divorce -- altogether. Below, three divorced women share what could have …

Relationships

Obama Gives A Nudge To Women's Soccer Players Getting Equal Pay

WASHINGTON -- It was just a brief mention. Easy to miss, really.<p>"Equal pay for equal work should be a fundamental principle of our economy," President Barack Obama said Tuesday in a speech commemorating Equal Pay Day. "It’s the idea that whether you're a high school teacher, a business executive, …

Gender

Obama moves to close gender wage gap

The first bill President Obama signed after taking office in 2009 was designed to help close the pay gap between men and women.<p>But saying progress has been slow, Obama announced a new plan Friday to try to ensure that women earn the same as men for doing the same job.<p>The proposal, which doesn't …

Obama Aims To Close The Wage Gap With A New Proposal For Salary Transparency

Companies with 100 or more employees will have to start reporting salaries by race, gender, and ethnicity.<p>Today marks the seventh anniversary of President Obama signing his very first bill into law. That was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which restored protection against wage discrimination.<p>The …

Gender

The Truth Behind the Wage Gap

What if you could really compare apples to apples?<p>Women’s Equality Day, August 26, marks the day in 1920 when women gained the right to vote. But it …

Legal Services

How Better Pay for Women Would Kickstart Amazing Economic Growth

Huge ramifications for U.S. (and world) economy.<p>Full gender equality in the workplace could boost the U.S. economy by a staggering $4.3 trillion in …

Economics

The Wage Gap in Sports

<i>By: Mandy Antoniacci</i><p>Image Source: ThinkStock<p>Time is money, as the proverb goes.<p>Well, if time is our most valuable asset, it is crucial to make every second count. So what if we did, (actually count it)?<p>Expert Market just saved us money, by taking the time to calculate per second earnings of those …

The Gender Wage Gap Is Still a Thing

Not even female athletes are immune.<p>April 12, National Equal Pay Day, is an occasion to look at the wage disparity that still exists in the United …

Gender

Hillary Clinton Calls for Closing Wage Gap on Equal Pay Day

On Equal Pay Day, one year after she announced she was running for president and one week before the crucial New York primary, Hillary Clinton called …

New York City

UN Women Director: If You Only Do One Thing for Women, At Least Pay Them As Much as Men

Every year on March 8th, countries around the world celebrate International Women’s Day. For many, it’s a day for action, a day to call attention to …

Sustainable Development Goals

What if women's team argued 'fair,' rather than 'equal'?

Recently, members of the World Cup–winning United States women’s soccer team filed a wage discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity …

Elena Delle Donne

United Nations and Salesforce partner to tackle gender equality

The United Nations' body which focuses on gender equality and the empowerment of women will partner with cloud computing giant Salesforce for …

Gender

More than just a game, female soccer players fight for equal pay for women everywhere

This can be a game changer, not just for soccer and sports, but for little girls and grown women everywhere.<p>Mark your calendars, because today is the …

Gender

US women’s soccer should be on even paying field

America’s top female soccer players piped up on Wednesday, five of them signing their names to a federal complaint, accusing US Soccer of wage …

New York Times

Your move, U.S. Soccer. You owe female players equal pay.

When five of the best soccer players to ever play the game charged U.S. Soccer with wage discrimination on Thursday, it sparked a maddening debate …