Sept. 27th, 2010
I greatly respect Pat Buchanan on issues of history and foreign policy. Even when I think he is patently wrong, he contributes to a vibrant and changing discussion. Then, there is Pat Buchanan the "domestic issues" writer. Showing an almost obtuse disconnect from the 21st century, Buchanan wrote a few days ago about the Paycheck Fairness Act.
"Perhaps half of American women leave the job market during their lives, sometimes for decades, to raise children, which puts them behind men who never leave the workforce. Women gravitate to teaching, nursing, secretarial and service work, which pay less than jobs where men predominate: mining, manufacturing, construction and the military."
I am not sure where to begin.