WLST Untabbed: 12/15/10

1. A group in Canada, the Women’s Executive Network, posts a list of the 100 most powerful women in that country.

2. Pew research on “The Decline of Marriage and Rise of New Families.”

3. Not sure where this bi-partisan bill in the US Senate to allow states to opt-out of the health care reform law passed earlier this year is, but something to keep in the back of our minds regardless of what happens with the individual mandate.

4. While many in NE Ohio are fixated on how bad a gaffe the meeting between six not yet sworn in County Council members, all of whom are Democrats, was, don’t you think we should be talking more about the condescending ‘tude coming down from our newly elected Governor, John Kasich, and openness? He doesn’t even come around to seeing anything wrong with the secrecy he desires – he considers the fact that he’ll have to follow the law to be a loss – for him that is.

5.  From the all you had to do was ask department: 95 per cent of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and degrading images in online spaces are aimed at women.  Read more here for the study.

6. From the reality check department, and a few months ago, taxes are at near historic lows:

William Gale, head of the Tax Policy Center at the Brookings Institution, tells CBS News that federal taxes are actually “at their lowest levels in 60 years.”

7. Over at In The Arena, my blog related to being on Pepper Pike City Council, I’ve got a new untabbed post too.

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