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Family leave gets a boost

Family leave gets a boost

Pity the poor reporters covering this week's announcement by Donald Trump that he wants to guarantee new mothers six weeks of paid leave. What's the lead? Is it his complete and utter departure from conservative orthodoxy on the role of government in business decisions? The softening influence of his eldest daughter Ivanka? Or perhaps the hollowness of the proposal, particularly the claim it won't cost taxpayers a dime or adversely impact the deficit?

Here's what it probably should be: The latest evidence that the United States may soon be catching up with the rest of the industrialized world in recognizing how essential paid family leave is to the health of babies and mothers....

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