Hadley Heath

Posted March 13, 2012

The heated public debate about the HHS mandate requiring employers to cover contraception has brought out the worst in “feminist” organizations. It’s time to blow the whistle: They’ve resorted to creating outright fiction in order to fundraise and fear-monger. Sadly, upon examination, many of their claims go beyond the usual political spin, to outright untruths that are actually destructive to women’s empowerment.

Posted December 29, 2011

The political dialogue these days is depressing. It's not just the bad news about our nation's continued debt crisis, joblessness and financial struggles, or ongoing uncertainty about the fate of the European Union, which may make our current woes worse. People are angry, and politicians are encouraging that resentment.

Posted November 29, 2011

Everyone is busy this time of year, but women - who still do the majority of shopping, cooking, and cleaning - have their hands particularly full. In most families, Mom organized the family get-together, made the Thanksgiving turkey, and woke up early for Black Friday shopping. Now Mom will turn to Christmas preparations: decorating, gift wrapping, and party planning.

Posted November 01, 2011

When the Occupy Wall Street protest began, most Americans didn’t know what to make of it. Some immediately passed judgment (“They’re just a bunch of want-to-be hippies!”), some immediately took to its defense (“They just want equality!”), but most people watched in a mix of confusion, appreciation, fear, and fascination.

Posted August 30, 2011

Move-in day has come and gone at college campuses nationwide. Teary-eyed mothers have gone home, leaving nervous freshmen to fend for themselves. But a harsher reality awaits students on the other side of their four years of collegiate study: the “real world.” And the real world of today is not kind to college graduates. Many college seniors will attend job fairs this fall; if trends continue, few will find work next spring.

Posted July 12, 2011

This summer, most of the public's political attention is focused on the tug-of-war over the debt ceiling and government budget. Yet another important drama is also unfolding in Washington.

Posted June 14, 2011

Several appeals courts are considering constitutional challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this summer, and many of these challenges could be renamed Limits of the Commerce Clause v. Individual Mandate.

Posted June 14, 2011

Several appeals courts are considering constitutional challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this summer, and many of these challenges could be renamed Limits of the Commerce Clause v. Individual Mandate.

Posted May 10, 2011

Congress may be focused on raising the debt limit, but Americans know the real issue is government's out-of-control spending. Increasing the legal limit for how much the government can borrow isn't even a band-aid for our fiscal problems. Some may argue that it's necessary to keep the markets functioning, but they won't function for long if the government keeps spending trillions more than it takes in.

Posted April 19, 2011

Americans just sent the last bit of 2010 tax paperwork – along with a sizable chunk of our incomes – to Uncle Sam. Most Americans naturally want to put the ordeal behind us. But before the memory fades, it's worth reviewing the toll that our Leviathan tax code takes on our economy, and specifically on American women.

Posted April 05, 2011

Members of both parties claim credit for popular reforms to the welfare system in the mid-1990’s. President Clinton often lists the 1996 law as among his tenure's crowning achievements; Republican Congressional leaders from the era remind the public that it was their party that pushed reform legislation, which the President reluctantly signed after several vetoes.

Posted February 22, 2011

President Obama says he wants Washington to do some kitchen-table style budgeting. In his weekly address last week he discussed a letter from an American family and commented, “Families across this country understand what it takes to manage a budget…Well it’s time Washington acted as responsibly as our families do.”

Posted January 19, 2011

This week the Republican members of the House of Representatives plan to vote to repeal the new health care law known as “ObamaCare.” Democrats are quickly dismissing the effort.

Posted November 30, 2010

The following are some recommendations for what women should be asking from their representatives in Washington this holiday season and in the new year.

Posted October 05, 2010

Two hot topics stand out as key motivators in this midterm election: the economy and health care reform.

Posted September 24, 2010

President Obama recently proposed $50 billion in spending on infrastructure projects.

Posted September 15, 2010

President Obama’s debt commission met this summer and painted a bleak picture of the national budget.