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About Ruth Rosen
Ruth Rosen is a former columnist for the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle, and Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Social Change. Her most recent book is The World Split Open: How the Modern Women’s Movement Changed America.
Articles by Ruth Rosen
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The test of Barack Obama's economic-recovery plan will be the degree to which women workers' interests and needs are put at its heart, says Ruth Rosen.
The mid-term political earthquake in the United States was a vote against a macho politics of fear, says Ruth Rosen.
The world will long wonder what took the American people so long to realise that George W Bush, the swaggering, macho, faux rancher from Texas, was an incompetent and dangerous man who threatened the democratic foundations and moral credibility of the United States.
The answer, I believe, can be summed up in one word: fear.
The abortion referendum in South Dakota is only one of the neglected issues affecting the daily lives of American women, minorities and working families, says Ruth Rosen.