The Elephant Speaks

The online version of the Harvard Kennedy School‘s student newspaper, The Citizen, has been down, so I am re-posting my article here.   The Elephant Speaks There’s an elephant in the Forum, and it’s no use ignoring it. This school prizes diversity, recruiting students from many countries and many backgrounds. It prides itself on welcoming … Continue reading

Daring Parents to Break the Law

The Nanny Tax There are certain laws everybody breaks. Everybody jaywalks, nobody respects the speed limit, and nobody pays taxes for the children’s nanny. But would more parents follow nanny-related laws if the system were more straightforward? As a new mother, I wonder. I had spent several years as a full-time speechwriter. Last spring, I … Continue reading