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Child care news and analysis from The Nation
February 7, 2022
As Child Tax Payments Expire, Struggling Families Are Desperate
Congress could get inspiration from the tortured creation of Social Security.
James Roosevelt Jr.
Henry Scott Wallace
Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall
Harold M. Ickes
February 7, 2022
Democrats Are Facing an Uphill Battle
With the midterm elections on the horizon, the party is alienating its base and losing public confidence.
December 14, 2021
Jobs for Men but Not for Women?
Though sex-based discrimination is no longer legal, it still structures American employment. Passing the Build Back Better bill could finally change that.
November 17, 2021
The Build Back Better Act Can Level the Field for Single Parents
No wonder conservative lawmakers who idealize a “traditional” nuclear family are trying to discredit the potential investment in child care.
October 28, 2021
The Resistance Has Come Too Far to Stop Now
With the fight for Build Back Better raging, this is no time to shrink from the political fray.
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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.