Stories by Ruth Rosen

Ruth Rosen, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is a Professor Emeriti of History at U.C. Davis and a Scholar in Residence at the Center for the Study of Right-Wing Movements at U.C. Berkeley. Her most recent book is "The World Split Open: How the Modern Women’s Movement Changed America." subscribe to Ruth Rosen's feed

Posted on: Jul 9, 2003, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Bush sent enough troops to secure Baghdad and a quick military victory, but not enough personnel to keep the peace. And, most ominously, there is no exit strategy.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2003, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Hundreds of communities are staving off the encroachment of the discount chain’s mega-stores, emboldened by studies that show they’re bad for local economies.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Hormone therapy was promised to give postmenopausal women protection from serious medical problems -- not to mention the glow of eternal youthfulness.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2003, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Congress must now hold the kind of public hearings that unmasked the secrets in the Watergate scandal.

Posted on: May 11, 2003, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Are we that far off from once again suffering the persecution of McCarthyism in this country?

Posted on: May 5, 2003, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

You can almost hear Republican operatives laughing behind closed doors as they wipe out the 40-hour work week under the cover of offering 'flexibility.'

Posted on: Apr 30, 2003, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

The well-being of mothers and children in this country is deteriorating rapidly.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The unprecedented global outpouring against the war may be a first step toward the birth of a grassroots global democracy.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2002, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

The victory of 600 Nigerian women against ChevronTexaco is a testament to the power of non-violent protest.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2002, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Life may seem back to normal six months after 9/11. But the veneer of routine hides a stark, unsettling change -- the loss of our democratic freedoms.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Commonweal, an innovative healing center, has helped thousands live with life-threatening illnesses. Now their energies are being rededicated to the environmental health field.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2002, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

In a memo that slipped beneath the political radar, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft has vigorously urged federal agencies to resist Freedom of Information Act requests.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2000, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Co-workers who don't have kids seethe -- often in silence -- when they have to complete the tasks of those who do. But the real villain is a work culture that is failing to keep up with the times.