Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is contributing editor-at-large for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relations' Women and Foreign Policy program. Her most recent book is The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.
Until Congress restores funding, relatives of soldiers killed in action will have to wait for their survivor benefits.
Oct 8, 2013
For the people who make the government run on a daily basis, whether government paychecks arrive is not a public-policy question but a personal solvency one.
Oct 1, 2013
As part of the White House push to convince lawmakers to authorize the use of force, the leader of the Free Syrian Army may travel to the U.S.
Sep 3, 2013
We're constraining, but not stopping, the use of targeted drone strikes.
May 23, 2013
A law to protect women failed to pass parliament this weekend, sparking fears that the country's conservative forces want to roll back the clock on gender.
May 20, 2013
"The countries that threaten regional and global peace are the very places where women and girls are deprived of dignity and opportunity," Clinton said in a speech last week.
Apr 8, 2013
Influential news outlets generally ignore the needs of struggling families.
Mar 4, 2013
The Facebook COO's new book proposes that women opt out of the parent-or-careerwoman binary and choose both.
Feb 20, 2013
Expecting mothers are seen as less competent and more irrational than their peers.
Dec 13, 2012
Investors supported the president in 2008, but financiers I spoke with have decided that the man who rescued the economy isn't the right one to lead its recovery. (They also think he's a little mean.)
Sep 5, 2012
New York City's new pro-breast milk policy stigmatizes infant formula and limits access to it, effectively revoking women's freedom to feed their babies as they choose.
Jul 31, 2012
Babies have a knack for coming at unexpected times, and women find ways to make things work. A brilliant manager like Marissa Mayer should be no exception.
Jul 18, 2012
As marriage declines among the lower-income, single-parent families are becoming a new norm. And that parent is overwhelmingly a mother with a job.
Jul 17, 2012
In all this talk about work-life balance, we may be forgetting how few women actually make it to the top.
Jun 29, 2012
Men may be subconsciously looking at women through the lenses of their own marriages.
Jun 5, 2012
Politicians have accused them of destroying "the fabric of this country." In fact, as one daughter attests, their powerful example is holding society together.
May 11, 2012
Long before school choice, here's how one woman in a downtrodden district managed to get a good education for her child.
Jan 26, 2012
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The Economics of Religious Freedom Bills
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Harry Reid Goes Down Fighting
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The Senate's Surprising Support for Paid Sick Leave and Gay Marriage
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James Corden Exemplifies Late Night’s Cheerful New Generation
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The Weight of a Magazine for Sex Workers
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The Reckless Man's Case for Bombing Iran
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Sufjan Stevens Comes to Grief
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The City That Believed in Desegregation
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