Equal Time with Martha Burk

On July 4 we celebrate the Declaration of Independence, which declared that "all men are created equal," and unfortunately it meant just that.  Women still do not have equal rights in the U.S. Constitution, and they're needed now more than ever.

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There’s an old saying “be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.”  That applies in spades to Republicans who have voted over 50 times unsuccessfully to overturn Obamacare.  But now the GOP wish may be granted by the Supreme Court, set to rule by the end of the month in a case that experts acknowledge could gut the Affordable Care Act.  Who will be hit hardest if Obamacare goes away?  Women, of course.

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Unlike the rest of the developed world, paternity leave is an alien concept in the U.S.  Only 12% of American workers get any kind of paid leave for care of  newborns and adopted children.  In the few companies that grant the benefit, new dads get far less than moms. It's time we recognize dads need time off too.

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The President is asking for "fast track" authority to give the White House sole negotiating authority on the Trans Pacific Partnership, a giant  trade agreement between the US and twelve  Pacific Rim nations. Trouble is, the provisions are secret, and he won't tell Congress or the people what's in it.  But thanks to Wikileaks, we already know it's a disaster for U.S. workers -- especially women.

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June 6 marks the anniversary of D-Day, the day in 1944 when Allied forces in World War II invaded France from offshore.  Thousands never made it out of the water, making the landing on Normandy one of the deadliest days of the war. In an all-out push, 150,000 men – and one woman -- hit the beaches.

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