Wiretap: The mom pay gap is real

The gender pay gap is one thing. The motherhood pay gap is even worse, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner writes in Politico. She cites studies showing moms with equal resumes are hired far less often than women without children and at significantly lower pay. Dads, meanwhile, are offered more money than non-dads. Wage discrimination, she writes, is real, and it particularly affects women with children and women of color.

Cruel, but not unusual: How Oklahoma botched the execution. Via the New Republic.

The New York Times calls the botched execution “state-sponsored horror.”

Paul Ryan can fight poverty or he can support his budget. But one thing is certain: He can’t do both. Via the Atlantic.

Senate Democrats lost on the minimum wage, which is just what everyone expected. The question is whether they can win by losing. Via the Washington Post.

If the state legislature is going to find a compromise on fracking and local control, it has to do it in a hurry. Via Fox 31.

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