In the last two years of financial recovery, women and teens have struggled as men steadily gained jobs. To learn why, host Michel Martin speaks with Employment Policies Institute Research Fellow Michael Saltsman and the National Women's Law Center's Joan Entmacher.
Ryan Cook reaches for a jar of medical marijuana at one of his clinics in Denver, Colo. on June 24.
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In many ways, things have been looking up for supporters of medical marijuana. Opinion polls now suggest that the American public is swinging behind the idea — and it's already legal in 16 states and the District of Columbia. But the Obama administration has been taking a very different view lately.
Marijuana has been cropping up all over the country, becoming legal for medical use in places like Montana and Colorado, where the drug's so available that it became a target on Saturday Night Live this year.
Several schools across the country are making decision to lessen the homework load on students.
Britney Wilson is a writer, best-known for her poetry which was featured on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents: Brave New Voices. She is currently pursuing her B.A. in English at Howard University.
In an era when many schoolchildren are "waiting for superman" to save them from the inadequacies of the education system, some people seem to think that students are working too hard.
President Barack Obama talks about the ongoing budget negotiations, Monday in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.
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Stephen F. Hates is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard. Before joining The Weekly Standard, Hayes was a senior writer for National Journal's Hotline. He also served for six years as Director of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University.