GOP Political Update; Family Life in the Great Recession
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We get a preview of the last week of the Florida primary campaign as the President prepares for tonight's final State of the Union address of his current term. Also, the post-industrial economy may be more congenial for women. They now outnumber men in America's workforce, and the number of stay-at-home fathers is on the rise. Do cultural stigmas remain? Is the economy changing what it means to be a man?
Banner image: Stay-at-home Dad Peter Steinberg (C) helps daughter Kali (R), 12, core a pineapple while family cat Rainbow eats atop the refrigerator before other daughter Natalie (L) looks for their pet dog in Springfield, Virginia. Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images
State of the Union to Set Obama's Election Campaign Agenda ()
President Obama is preparing for tonight's final State of the Union address of his current term. One of themes will be creating more "fairness" in America's tax code. (KCRW will air tonight's address and the Republican response, starting at 6pm.) George Condon is White House correspondent at the National Journal.
Update on the GOP Presidential Race: Politics Never Stops ()
Two years of tax returns show that Mitt Romney paid about 14 percent last year on $21 million in income. This year's it will be 15 percent on another $20 million, about half the rate paid by Newt Gingrich and President Obama on much smaller earnings. At the same time, Romney's popularity's on the decline. Newt Gingrich claims his consulting contract with Freddie Mac did not make him a lobbyist, but polls show increasing doubts about him, too. We preview the last week of the Florida primary campaign.
- Brody Mullins: Wall Street Journal
- Clea Benson: Bloomberg News
- Chris Cillizza: Washington Post, @thefix
Family Life in the Great Recession ()
The post-industrial economy may be more congenial for women. They now outnumber men in America's workforce, and the number of stay-at-home fathers is on the rise. Do cultural stigmas remain? With women getting more academic degrees, how much longer will it be a man's world? Are the Great Recession and the economy changing what it means to be a man? We look at the changing demographics in America's workforce.
- Heather Boushey: Center for American Progress, @HBoushey
- Stephanie Coontz: Council on Contemporary Families, @StephanieCoontz
- Will Culp: stay-at-home dad
- Aaron Rochlen: University of Texas at Austin
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