Articles by Martha Burk

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The Fake Debt Crisis

December 4, 2013 | The latest standoff may trigger a new round of cuts to programs low-income Americans depend on most.


Challenging Big Chicken

October 2, 2013 | From dangerous new rules at slaughterhouses to the rock-bottom wages fast-food workers get paid, there are many reasons to lay off this kind of poultry.

Our Women in Uniform Deserve Better

May 22, 2013 | The Pentagon has a systemic problem with foxes guarding henhouses when it comes to doing battle with the military's sexual assault problem.

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Don’t Cheat Your Grandma

March 27, 2013 | One idea for cutting Social Security that's gaining popularity in Washington would hurt the elderly, especially older women.


Making Caregiving Count in France

January 23, 2013 | French women who take time off to have kids won’t get a big fat zero in their Social Security accounts like most of their sisters in the United States.

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A Grim New Year for Women

December 19, 2012 | Many of the choices that appear likely in the pending budget deal would throw women under the bus.