IWF Commentary:

American Grocery Bills Resemble Life in "The Hunger Games"
August 1 2014
Charlotte Hays
Townhall.com

While Washington indulges in high-toned debates over exactly when inflation officially sets in, POTUS and other elected officials need to know the realities the rest of us face as we push our grocery carts up and down the aisles of our neighborhood supermarkets.

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How to Take the Free-Market Message to Young, Unmarried Voters
July 30 2014
Hadley Heath
Red Alert Politics

Free-market supporters can do better when it comes to improving communications and marketing liberty to millennials. 

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LePage Appeals and Repulses
July 30 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Campaigning for reelection, the governor of Maine finds a range of reactions to his welfare reforms.

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Obamacare Fraud: A How-To Guide
July 28 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Democrats wrongly claim that the GAO report doesn’t mean an opening for abuse.

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Flight MH17 Demonstrates Putin’s Way of Business
July 25 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
New York Post

Putin has blood on his hands. Flight 17 should shatter all illusion that the violence of such a nihilistic state will remain contained.

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An Ex-Navigator’s Story
July 24 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Linda Yannone says her positions weren’t political — they were simply about “justice.” 

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‘Run Liz Run’: Stuck in the Age of Folk
July 23 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer
Ricochet

Democrats know how to reach voters. I’m not talking about using better data or GOTV techniques – I mean how to reach people emotionally.

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Women & Funding: The Gross Misconception Over "Gender Differences"
July 23 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer
Forbes

Two articles have the media spinning: Politico asked why women don’t give the same big dollars that men do. And Roll Call asked why conservative and Republican women’s groups are underfunded. Two different, but related issues, but both come down to “gender differences.”

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Welfare Cash for Weed in Colorado
July 22 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Recipients are withdrawing thousands in cash at pot dispensaries, and Republicans want to stop it. 

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Schumer: You Don’t Have to Convert But You Might Not Be Able to Do Business Either
July 18 2014
Charlotte Hays
Townhall.com

Should people with strong religious convictions prepare to violate their beliefs or steer clear of corporate activity in the United States?

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Women Victorious In U.S. Supreme Court's Harris V. Quinn
July 15 2014
Julie Gunlock
Huffington Post: Women

Another example of government intruding in the affairs of women under the guise of "help" and "assistance" when no help or assistance was ever requested. Unions, along with their cronies in Big Government have lost their way and now see nothing wrong with preying on workers who make very little money while helping others.

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Obamacare Gives Women Less Control Over Their Health Care
July 14 2014
Hadley Heath
Doublethink

Women care about so much more than “free” birth control or abortion.  We care about participating as powerful consumers in a robust health marketplace. So far, we haven’t seen the right reforms to get us there, but we can continue to work toward a health system that works better for us all.

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Scottsdale’s Odd Crusade
July 14 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

The city of Scottsdale places aesthetics above free-speech rights. 

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Women-Owned Businesses Hit Hard By ObamaCare Tax
July 14 2014
Carrie L. Lukas
Forbes

ObamaCare’s tax on tanning salons deserves particular scrutiny, given all the Left’s hand-wringing about an alleged “war on women.” Women own most tanning salons, make up nine out of ten salon employees, and also account for the majority of their customers.

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Leave the Bosses Out of It
July 8 2014
Hadley Heath
U.S. News & World Report

Employer-based insurance is the real problem with the American health care system.

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It’s Okay To Tell Your Daughter She’s Pretty
July 8 2014
Carrie L. Lukas
The Federalist

A recent ad about why girls don’t become engineers is misleading.

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HHS Audit Finds Security Weaknesses in New Mexico’s Obamacare Exchange
July 8 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

An inspector general’s audit found information-security weaknesses in the state’s system. 

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Religious Freedom and Women's Access to Contraceptives Preserved
July 7 2014
Hadley Heath
The National Law Journal

Contrary to much political rhetoric, the Hobby Lobby ruling leaves women's rights perfectly intact, and the real-world effect on the availability and financing of various contraceptives will be minimal.

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A Problematic SSA Commissioner
July 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Reivew

Carolyn Watts Colvin faces a serious nomination fight.

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POTUS and FLOTUS Want Malia and Sasha to Experience Minimum Wage Jobs: The Girls Could Learn a Lot
July 4 2014
Charlotte Hays
Townhall.com

While being interviewed by Parade magazine, President and Mrs. Obama said that they would like for their daughters to have the experience of working at minimum wage jobs. Hear! Hear!

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Another Security Breach for ObamaCare
July 1 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Bureaucrats try to reassure residents after Vermont’s health exchange suffers another tech failure.

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Hobby Lobby and SCOTUS’ Women Justices
July 1 2014
Hadley Heath
National Review Online

All three female Justices on the Supreme Court sided against Hobby Lobby, while the majority was comprised of five men. Does this mean the ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is a "war on women?"

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What Will Really Happen When Hobby Lobby Wins
June 29 2014
Hadley Heath
Red Alert Politics

t’s time to stop pretending that a ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby would result in the mass imposition of anti-contraceptive religious beliefs on Americans everywhere. In fact, the only imposition that is taking place is an over-bearing government, forcing family businesses to violate their faith (or pay a fine).

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Welfare Abuse Almost Quelled
June 24 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online

Indiana sees fewer EBT transactions at strip clubs and liquor stores.

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Job Creation Is the Real Key to Helping Working Families
June 24 2014
Carrie L. Lukas
Forbes

Pres. Obama dreams of an American economy in which all workers have ample paid leave benefits, maximum flexibility, and, of course, receive more than a living wage.  Yet in making his case for this vision the President seems unfamiliar with the associated costs and the sad reality that the biggest problem facing many Americans today is that they cannot find enough work at all.

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