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The Constitution Doesn't Need an Amendment to Protect Women's Equal Political Rights

September 18 2018
by Christina Villegas

The feminist ideas animating a push for an 'equal rights' amendment to the Constitution pose a serious threat to our liberties...

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Government Already Pays Some Paid-Leave Costs

September 14 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Parents of newborns often use public assistance to finance time off from work...

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A Modest Proposal for 'Anonymous'

September 10 2018
by Claudia Rosett

As a means of spreading mistrust, confusion and distraction within the Trump administration, last week's New York Times Op-ed by "Anonymous" was a master stroke...

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Why Women Should Support Judge Kavanaugh's Nomination

September 10 2018
by Erin Hawley

Judge Brett Kavanaugh does have a jaw-dropping record with women — but it is one that should lead to women’s support, not opposition...

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Opioids: Parents should know about real dangers facing kids

September 10 2018
by Julie Gunlock

Parents are inundated with information at the start of the school year about how to help their kids succeed..

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Preventing the Crowd-Out of Private Benefit Plans

September 6 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

We want employers to continue offering benefits and additional options for employees...

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SNAP reforms in the farm bill can improve lives for Americans

September 5 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

There is no better time to encourage workers, who have been on the sidelines of the labor force, into the workforce...

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The Supreme Court has nothing to do with impeachment

September 1 2018
by Erin Hawley

The Constitution firmly vests the impeachment power with the House and the Senate...

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Kangaroo courts for campus sexual assault can't end soon enough

August 30 2018
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

Examples of serious miscarriage of justice abound across the country...

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Making Social Security More Flexible is an Idea Worth Further Inquiry and Serious Debate

August 29 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

There is a big difference between expanding an entitlement and reforming it to better serve its purpose.

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Mourn Kofi Annan, But Don’t Forget His Failings

August 24 2018
by Claudia Rosett

In United Nations circles, Kofi Annan’s death last Saturday is being mourned in terms more befitting a saint than a former secretary general...

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The Extortion of Big Pharma

August 24 2018
by Jennifer C. Braceras

President Trump has proposed suing the drug industry over its role in the opioid crisis. Like most such suits, this one would be an opportunistic cash grab...

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DeVos' gainful deregulation is a step toward higher education reform

August 23 2018
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

Yet another Obama-era regulation is in the process of being thrown out at the Department of Education...

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Introducing Flexibility Into A Government Program Isn't The Same As Expanding It

August 21 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Is it better for a government program to provide a stream of payments on a set schedule or to give people some ability to tailor when they get that support so that they get help when they need it most?

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Why Omarosa’s antics will fail to undermine Trump’s progress for black Americans

August 20 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Disparaging Trump for his rhetoric about people of color is popular among black politicians and media pundits...

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A Paid Family Leave Plan That Congress Might Actually Pass

August 16 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro

The idea is to offer new parents the option of collecting Social Security benefits for at least two months in return for deferring their retirement age for the period of time necessary to offset the cost...

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The writing is on the seawall

August 12 2018
by Erin Hawley

In a big blow to green activists and cash-strapped cities looking for new revenue sources, a federal district judge recently dismissed a climate change lawsuit filed by New York City.

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One president is responsible for America's retreat from supporting democracy abroad, and it isn't Trump

August 10 2018
by Claudia Rosett

Is there any serious chance that on President Donald Trump’s watch, these dismal trends might be stopped, or even reversed?...

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Don’t blame capitalism for high health costs

August 8 2018
by Hadley Heath

This logic is flawed, as is the understanding of the word capitalism...

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Playing Victim Card Won't Win at Empowering Black Women

August 7 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

On so-called Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, we are told that we are victims of a double whammy...

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The Family Act would leave all workers with less take-home pay

August 3 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Republican senators are introducing a bill to expand access to paid leave for workers...

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Marco Rubio's paid leave plan would help black moms

August 2 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Some 64 percent of black children are born to single mothers, the highest rate for all races, and more than double the rate for white children...

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The Rubio-Wagner Bills Help Workers by Modernizing Social Security

August 1 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

The proposed reform recognizes that many workers need financial support earlier in their lives more than they do in their sixties...

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A Focal Point in the Culture War

July 24 2018
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

The Left finds school-choice programs, especially where religion is involved, as objectionable as ever...

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Time to tear down the old-school ways of education and work

July 20 2018
by Mattie Duppler

In Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony in front of the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, he indicated that even with 4 percent unemployment, we may still not be at “full employment” — meaning the economy can continue to generate jobs without fears of it stoking inflation.

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