As you may have seen, the Obama campaign is running ads focusing on McCain’s opposition to fair pay for women. I think it’s safe to say that everyone around here is glad to see Obama talking about the issue and eager to see McCain’s response.
But looking at the conversation, it’s important to remember that we aren’t moving forward on this issue. Thanks to the Supreme Court, we’re actually moving backwards. It was, after all, the very bad decision to take away Lilly Ledbetter’s fair pay that brought pay discrimination to the fore. And regardless of whether or not we manage to pass the Fair Pay Act, more bad Supreme Court Justices could make the situation much, much worse.