For this weekend’s reading list, we have articles on Romney’s post-1999 role at Bain, economic inequality, Rachel Maddow, gender segregated grade school education, and President Obama’s decision to help improve the transition from welfare to work.
What We Know About Romney and Bain, Explained – a good explaintion of the dispute over when Romney led Bain and how responsible he is for Bain’s vulture capitalism between 1999 and 2002.
Amber Waves of Green – an interesting case study of economic inequality profiles the lives of six people at six vastly different levels of the economic ladder.
Rachel Maddow’s Quiet War - a profile of Rachel Maddow and how she is working to focus progressive outrage on policy and the exercise of power, rather than on the theatrics of politics.
The Case Against Single-Sex Classrooms – an essay arguing that there is virtually no evidence behind the claims that gender segregation in grade school is beneficial for either girls or boys.
5 Ways Waivers Will Strengthen Welfare Reform - an analysis of President Obama’s recent decision to give states waivers to institute programs designed to better connect welfare recipients with jobs, and why the GOP’s feigned outrage over this decision is so off-base.
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