Newsweek 6/4-6/1/2021

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the archives

1973 “With his survival now plainly in the balance, President Nixon stated his case in the Watergate scandals,” said Newsweek, “and still failed to stem the tide of accusation battering at his government.” Just months later, the House of Representatives began the formal impeachment process against Nixon, who was still under immense public scrutiny as more and more abuses of power came to light. Less than a year after that, he resigned. To this day, he is the only United States president who has resigned from office, and one of only four to face official impeachment proceedings—including Donald Trump. 1986 According to Newsweek, “dire statistics contained in a new demographic study confirms what everybody has suspected all along: many women who seem to have it all will never have husbands.” Since then, the…

at war

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system (left) intercepts rockets (right) fired by Hamas from Gaza City toward Israel early on May 16. After a series of clashes in Jerusalem during the month of Ramadan, Hamas fired a barrage of rockets at southern and central Israel beginning on May 10. Israel responded with extensive air strikes on the Gaza Strip—including on a building housing international media outlets—and Hamas military assets, according to the Israel Defense Forces in a public statement and in classified documents which it provided to the Pentagon. After 11 days of almost nonstop rockets from both sides, a negotiated cease-fire began early on May 21.…

from coachella to congress

BEFORE REPRESENTATIVE RAUL RUIZ WAS THE chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, or became a member of Congress in 2012, he was a doctor in California. Ruiz sat down with Newsweek recently to talk about being a physician and a lawmaker during a pandemic, the ins and outs of getting Biden and Congress to move on immigration, the Latino vote, disinformation campaigns and more. You grew up in Coachella, California, the child of farmworkers, and achieved your dream of becoming a physician. How does your life experience and background inform your work? Growing up in a trailer park, son of farm workers, and being the first generation to graduate from high school and go to college, I understand from my own life story the hardships and struggles that many of our community members…

a staggering price

NEW SIGNS OF THE NATION’S expanding recovery from the pandemic crop up every day, but for millions of women in the U.S. the economic punch of COVID-19 may never be over. Long after the face masks have been tucked away and the kids are back in school full-time, after offices reopen, jobs are regained and life returns to some semblance of normalcy, the financial fallout of the past 15 months will continue to trail these women—likely, for the rest of their working lives and throughout retirement. More than 4.5 million fewer women are employed now than at the start of the pandemic, either through layoffs in the female-dominated industries hit hardest by the virus or because they were pushed out of work to care for children home from school or daycare.…

10 moves that will help

MILLIONS OF WOMEN HAVE LOST JOBS OR dropped out of the labor force due to COVID-19, but an end to the pandemic won’t by itself repair the economic damage that’s resulted. Instead, experts say, it will take systemic changes on the part of employers and the federal government, as well as some smart strategizing from women themselves (when possible) to get them back to work and strengthen their long-term financial security. Here are 10 steps experts recommend. WHAT INDIVIDUALS CAN DO 01 Keep your hand in. Research shows that employers view job candidates who have career breaks on their resumes less favorably than those who were steadily employed—especially if the time out was for taking care of children. If you can, help close the employment gap by taking on an occasional freelance…

how much will the pandemic cost women?

ONLY ABOUT 35 TO 40 PERCENT OF THE MONEY THAT A TYPICAL WOMAN MAY LOSE over her lifetime due to being out of work during the pandemic comes from the current income she is missing out on. The rest is due to the loss of some future earnings (since women who interrupt their careers usually make less when they return to work) and also to reductions in their retirement savings and Social Security benefits. As these projections show, the longer a woman is out of work, the greater the financial damage is likely to be. KEY: NOTES: Calculations are for a hypothetical woman, age 30, based on 2019 BLS wage data; lost future wages were calculated using a formula that takes into account years of experience and data from the National Longitudinal…