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FGM Shouldn’t Have a Place in the U.S. — or Anywhere

May 21 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

The AHA Foundation, led by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, just released a report, “Why We Hesitate to Protect Girls from FGM in the United States,” arguing that we need to focus more attention on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM)...

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A Vital Warning About China and the Looming "Decade of Concern”

May 18 2018
by Claudia Rosett

We hear a lot these days about China's rising threat to America, but just how dangerous is it?...

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Seattle's war on business won't help combat homelessness

May 16 2018
by Charlotte Hays

The City Council essentially declared all-out war on the tech companies that have made Seattle such a Mecca for hip young people seeking cool jobs...

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Everyone agrees SNAP is failing the poor. Who's going to fix it?

May 15 2018
by Mattie Duppler

Policymakers would be wise to grasp the opportunity to improve our social safety net to fit this new economic landscape.

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Reader’s Digest Needlessly Worries Moms

May 15 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

It’s a disappointing when the venerable Reader’s Digest serves up this kind of sloppy advice column. It may be successful click-bait, but it’s leaving readers less informed...

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Trump tackles soaring prescription drug prices

May 15 2018
by Hadley Heath

The Trump administration has just rolled out an ambitious regulatory framework for combating high prescription drug prices, called American Patients First...

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Urge Graduates to Create a Culture of Kindness and Respect

May 13 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Graduates will enter a country offering boundless opportunity. More than ever before, they will have the ability to define and pursue their own versions of happiness...

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Energy legislation by litigation is a costly mistake

May 11 2018
by Erin Hawley

The federal courts are the place to go when the democratic process proves unsatisfactory...

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'Abstinence only' is the wrong approach to vaping products

May 8 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Vaping is up to 95 percent less harmful than smoking, according to independent research...

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Michelle Obama's myopic view of women is what's wrong with feminism

May 7 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

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Outraged 'woke' Americans: A new national embarrassment

May 4 2018
by Julie Gunlock

It all started after Daum posted pictures of herself and her friends on Twitter before heading off to their school prom...

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The Untold Story of Government's Role in the Opioid Epidemic

May 3 2018
by Hadley Heath

Americans are rightfully concerned that some patients with legitimate needs for these drugs may be left to suffer...

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Blacks Owe No Allegiance to the Left

April 30 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Blacks Have Been Moving Away from the Democratic Party for a While Now...

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Gender and race shouldn't define your politics

April 30 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Rapper Kanye West made news in one of the most unexpected of ways recently by endorsing black conservatives and expressing love for President Donald Trump.

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Women need to add babies and infertility to the 'lean in' discussion

April 28 2018
by Karin Agness

Women will be better off if they know the facts about infertility, rather than assuming they will easily be able to have kids after their career is in order.

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Social Security Paid Leave: Let’s Have an Honest Discussion of the Trade-offs

April 27 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Thoughts on a careful think-tank report — and some careless media reporting.

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How to Talk Politics Without Starting Fights and Ruining Relationships

April 27 2018
by Julie Gunlock

It's time for every last American to listen with less anger, argue with more grace and find the way to higher ground...

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Social Security Paid Leave: Let’s Have an Honest Discussion of the Trade-offs

April 27 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Thoughts on a careful think-tank report — and some careless media reporting...

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Motherhood is not a 'penalty'

April 24 2018
by Hadley Heath

Motherhood has for too long been the elephant in the room when the issue of the pay equality comes up...

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US liberals won't recognize Finland's pro-work welfare reform

April 24 2018
by Hadley Heath

Finland gives up on an experiment with universal basic income in favor of an “activation model,” which is another way of saying welfare with a work requirement...

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It’s Time For A Paid Family Leave Option That Works — And This Plan Could Be It

April 23 2018
by Hadley Heath

Clearly, we need a paid leave policy that treats all families and workers fairly, and minimizes the unintended consequences that backfire on women in the workplace...

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What Self-Help Guru Tony Robbins Was Trying to Say

April 19 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Tony Robbins must have known immediately that he’d made a huge mistake in how he responded to a question about #MeToo...

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Women Talk About How Tax Cuts Are Already Improving Their Lives

April 16 2018
by Hadley Heath

Independent Women’s Voice asked women to share on social media how tax reform had affected them, and many women did. Their stories ought to be told...

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While Obama pushed 'restorative justice' in schools, the Parkland shooter got a free pass

April 16 2018
by Julie Gunlock

Parkland high school student Isabelle Robinson deserves high praise for her New York Times essay debunking the vile suggestion that it was persistent bullying that made school shooter Nikolas Cruz snap and go on a killing spree...

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The Importance of Striking Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center

April 14 2018
by Claudia Rosett

With air strikes on Syria's chemical weapons facilities, carried out jointly with Britain and France, America has done the right thing...

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