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Child care news and analysis from The Nation
October 19, 2021
Manchin’s Shameful Child Care Stance Isn’t Just Bad Politics. It’s Self-Defeating Policy.
The senator is forcing a choice among four crucial pillars of a holistic solution to help struggling families.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 14, 2021
No, We Don’t Have to Pick Just One Policy to Help Kids and Families!
And if Senator Joe Manchin is really pushing this, he should apologize to his West Virginia constituents—and the country.
October 4, 2021
Why the Media Is (Mostly) Screwing Up What’s Happening With Democrats
Progressives are the pragmatists; Conservadems are blocking Joe Biden’s agenda. That’s it. That’s the story.
September 14, 2021
For Joe Manchin, It’s Always About Joe Manchin
Keep fronting for your Big Pharma, fossil fuel donors, and you’ll go down in history as the senator who destroyed our shaky democracy.
July 16, 2021
How Capitalism Invented the Care Economy
This is what’s missing from the new conversation about care work.
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June 10, 2021
There Is No Crisis of Laziness
Republicans seem determined to make workers so financially desperate that they’ll labor for whatever pay employers deign to offer.
May 14, 2021
Will the GOP Scaremonger Us Out of Child Care and Family Leave?
Biden’s big proposals are popular, even with Republicans. So to oppose them, GOP leaders aren’t looking at the future; they’re looking way back.
April 30, 2021
Joe Biden Wants to Transform Care Work in America
We must start by viewing care work as an essential component not just of the economy but of life itself.
February 26, 2021
The Pandemic Tested Our Social Safety Net. It Failed.
The Covid-19 crisis has illuminated the myriad ways in which the US has failed its workers.
February 17, 2021
In Some States, Child Care Workers Won’t Get the Covid Vaccine for Months
Even though child care is vital to the economic recovery, several states aren’t granting child care workers priority access to the vaccine.