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Our say: Treasury decision is not right on the money

Our say: Treasury decision is not right on the money

Like most Americans, we were pleased by the announcement that the U.S. Department of the Treasury will mark 2020 — the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, extending voting rights to women — by putting a woman's portrait on one of the main denominations of U.S. currency. At this point, only antiquarians remember that Pocahontas and Martha Washington had stints on paper money in the 19th century, and the lack of a denomination honoring the contributions of American women is embarrassing. Still, there are mystifying things about this decision. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that even though there was a national campaign to get a woman's face on the $20...

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