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Is This Thing On?

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On May 31, 2014
The last time I wrote for LGM was August 15, 2008 — my sign-off post. So it’s been nearly six years. It feels like a long time ago that I was part of the LGM family; that I could shed my law-student skin and become bean and be brassier and more vocal and less measured […]

Wait a Second…

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On July 23, 2008

…So English should be the “official language” of Germany now too? Here’s Patrick Ruffini on Obama’s German flyers (for an event IN GERMANY): This is pretty extraordinary.

Not so Fast

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On July 22, 2008
Well this is depressing. After moving into virtually every occupation, women are being afflicted on a large scale by the same troubles as men: downturns, layoffs, outsourcing, stagnant wages or the discouraging prospect of an outright pay cut. And they are responding as men have, by dropping out or disappearing for a while. “When we […]

Oh, You Again?

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On July 13, 2008

I’m still alive. But with the Bar looming larger each day, I am taking a brief blogging hiatus. I’ll be posting here and there through July 30th, after which point I will be back in full f

Um, Yes.

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On July 8, 2008

Current TV’s funnywoman Sarah Haskins is the smart woman’s (and person’s) answer to all the crap that popular culture throws at us. And unlike so many others in Hollywood, she is wil

I spent all day yesterday in the hospital with a friend and family member who was in labor with what would be a July 4th baby. She labored at a birthing center that is in a hospital but separate from

Pregnancy Discrimination: It Just Won’t Die

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On July 2, 2008
Way back in 1978, Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act to undo the damage wrought by the Supreme Court in Geduldig v. Aiello, in which the Court infamously (foot)noted that: The California insurance program does not exclude anyone from benefit eligibility because of gender but merely removes one physical condition – pregnancy – from the […]

Hm.

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On July 1, 2008

Obama wants to expand the role of faith-based organizations in American public life. Maybe there is a lot of good to be said about this — particularly in poor, religious communities where the ch

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