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Recapping Obama’s 2014 State of the Union

President Obama gave us a surprisingly hopeful State of the Union address tonight. I say surprising because he has faced intractable opposition from a GOP determined to undermine his every move. Indeed, both houses of Congress have demonstrated a keen desire to toil less on “prosperity [that] is widely shared,” as the president proffered tonight,…

The Wage Gap: Of dollars and debates

As the presidential candidates gear up for their first debate next week there is no doubt that the single biggest issue on deck will be the economy. With the jobless rate increasing in five of 10 battleground states — including Nevada, which has the nation’s highest unemployment rate at 12.1 percent — it looks to…

Living while female

Just finished watching tonight’s Women, War & Peace, the five-part series on the toll of war and even the toll of working toward peace that women pay. Tonight’s episode, Peace Unveiled, was about the women of Afghanistan and their plight over this last 10 years of the US-led war there. (Indeed, it’s the 10th anniversary…