The GOP’s Paid Leave Plan Sucks Just As Much As Everything Else They’ve Done
by Kate Harveston Roughly 83 years ago, when Republicans in government had their first opportunity to speak on the public record about Social Security — what was then a brand-new social program and the most progressive endeavor of its time — they chose to liken it to ...read more
Why Does America Hate Working Mothers?
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) just celebrated 25 years of existence. It is wonderful that it exists, but it was always meant as a first step to create a better work/life balance for parents. It hasn’t progressed in 25 years and women continue to be punished for having ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: Standing Tall As A Stay-At-Home Dad
As a stay-at-home father of an autistic son and a neurotypical daughter, sometimes it feels like I'm a Rodney Dangerfield skit; I get no respect, no respect at all. It's the only time in my life that I've been subjected to relentless sexism and when it comes to political ...read more
We Translated Bristol Palin's Attack on Hillary Clinton's Maternity Leave Proposal So You Don't Have to
For the most part, we've left Bristol Palin well alone here at Banter despite her mother's best efforts to parade her and her family in front of the media at any given opportunity. Bristol was a child when her mother decided to run for President, and the press wasn't ...read more