Just the Facts… The U.S. Wants Paid Family Leave, So Why Isn’t It Getting It?
As policymakers let out sighs of relief after passing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, we start to turn our attention away from what was passed and instead look at what wasn't. Although the Deal promises Americans funding to roads, bridges, and rails, and the expansion of access to clean drinking water and high-speed internet, it lacks tangible social policy investments-- among them, paid family, and medical leave. Although the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has demonstra
Just the Facts…. Words Matter: How post-COVID public policy has already begun to leave many behind.
Words matter. The words we choose inform the points that we are trying to make, and the feelings we are trying to convey. In public policy, words represent our priorities. They form the legal constructs through which we engage with society. Such words regulate both our public and private lives and may do so for generations to come. There are those among us, like myself, who spend their days and nights scrutinizing the complex web of policy jargon that forms our laws. We attr