In last night’s State of the Union address, Donald Trump cited paid parental leave for federal workers as a cornerstone of his administration’s action on behalf of working families and called on Congress to take action for all families.
In theory, any call to action in support of paid leave is good. But using those words without the right policy behind it is confusing at best and harmful at worst. There are huge differences between making good policy and talking up half-measures that would harm the very people who need paid leave the most.
Maxine Waters might have lost the battle, but she is sure as hell not ready to call it quits on the war.
As President Donald Trump prepared to give a victorious State of the Union address knowing that the U.S. Senate would likely acquit him on Wednesday, Waters had other plans in mind. First and foremost, gathering both young journalists like myself at her annual Millennial Media Row and Capitol Hill’s finest young interns at a SOTU watch party. Second, remind everyone to own their political power and why the country needs them.
“They’ve reneged on their responsibility, and so…
The state of our union is that it’s a fucking lost cause. This country is a broken airport toilet no one is coming to fix. And we are vacuum-sealed inside this sorry-ass state until there isn’t even a United States anymore.
That’s where we are. We are in hell, and we have been for four years now. Every week is more disgusting than the last. That goes for this week especially. It’s only Wednesday, man. It’s only Wednesday and yet look at everything that’s happened. The president used his State of the Union Address last night to play a little…
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