What makes this latest “war on women” move by Republicans all the more galling is that their tax plan is generally bad for higher eduction. Not only would the measure expand the 529 tax benefit so that it can be applied to K-12 schooling and thus dilute the boost to college savings, the GOP has proposed to impose a new 1.4 percent tax on college and university endowment income beginning with schools with endowments of at least $100,000 per student. The likely impact of that tax? Colleges say it’s going to mean less scholarship money for lower-income students. Meanwhile, the plan gets tough on graduate students, too, taxing tuition waivers as a form of income.