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 14, 2003, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Bush pressed Congress to pass legislation that would allow states to "opt in" and to match block grants to participate in the program. Sounds generous and inclusive, doesn't it?

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.