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GQ, We’re Not Laughing With You, But At You

December 19 2014
by Charlotte Hays

“Democrats just aren't keeping pace right now in the crazy department.” C’mon.

 

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In Defense of Greek Campus Organizations

December 18 2014
by Hadley Heath

Greek organizations have a reputation for drunkenness and debauchery, which may in part be deserved. But sororities and fraternities have many redeeming qualities and fill a special role in university life. To blame “rape culture” on the Greek system, or to seek to shut down these groups, would be misguided and unfair. 

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How Andrew Cuomo Wants to Impoverish New Yorkers

December 17 2014
by Victoria Coley

His Department of Health banned fracking today, blocking economic growth over specious worries.

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Medicaid Wrapped In An ObamaCare Bow

December 15 2014
by Hadley Heath

ObamaCare's exchanges are looking  alot like Medicaid, and that's not good for anyone. 

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Boardroom Quotas Won't Help Women

December 7 2014
by Carrie L. Lukas

Germany’s coalition government adopted a draft law two weeks ago requiring corporations to allocate at least 30 percent of supervisory board positions to women, starting in 2016. The bill will go to Parliament on Thursday and is widely expected to pass. Yet those cheering this decision as a major coup should hold the schnapps

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A renewed focus on Obama's foreign policy failures

December 6 2014
by Gayle Trotter

President Obama took office claiming that the United States would "responsibly leave Iraq to its people" and, three years later in 2011, announced that America had left Iraq "sovereign, stable and self-reliant." As Congress reviews the nomination of the Obama administration's fourth Defense secretary in six years, Americans should seek accountability from the architects of the administration's chronic failures in international affairs.

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The Legacy of Michael Brown and the Future of Young Black Men

December 5 2014
by Charlotte Hays

It is distasteful to speak ill of the dead and yet not speaking the truth about Michael Brown is a sin against black youth especially young black men.

 

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My Family's Health Plan Was Cancelled And ObamaCare's One-Size-Fits-All Doesn't Fit Us

December 2 2014
by Sabrina Schaeffer

I knew this was coming. Golden Rule has been sending me “warning” letters for months now. But really I’ve known this was coming for much longer – ever since Congress created the government-run, one-size-fits-all system known as ObamaCare. And I’ve watched as millions of others have gone through the same ordeal of losing plans they liked and could afford.

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Food Labeling Fatigue

December 1 2014
by Julie Gunlock

Food activists are free to pursue ballot initiatives. They are free to harass food manufacturers into compliance with their many outrageous demands. But voters should know that this comes at a cost—to large and small food companies, farmers, and mostly it costs you, the consumer.

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Cracking Down on Maine’s Welfare Reform

November 26 2014
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Governor LePage reins in entitlement abuse, and the Obama administration objects.

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The Latest FDA Overreach

November 26 2014
by Julie Gunlock

Posting calorie counts is costly for businesses and consumers and does not improve our health.

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Government Employees Gone Wild, Part II

November 25 2014
by Jillian Kay Melchior

GSA staff enjoyed their wasteful 2010 Vegas conference so much, they held another one.

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The Covetousness Crisis

November 25 2014
by Hadley Heath

The devastating effects of America's covet-driven culture.

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Having it all? Unlikely expectations for professional women

November 25 2014
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Need more proof that women can’t have it all? Check out a new study from the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. University of Texas researchers found that, as women move up the career ladder, they show more signs of depression. Men, on the other hand, show fewer.

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A Tale of Two Substances

November 21 2014
by Charlotte Hays

Berkeley takes on "Big Soda."

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(Not Really) Helping Minority Girls

November 18 2014
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Well, ladies, your time has finally come. After months of complaints that “My Brother’s Keeper,” the president’s effort to address the problems of black and Hispanic boys, was too exclusionary, the White House is going to start a parallel effort for girls.

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Democrat Leaders Just Don’t Get It

November 18 2014
by Carrie L. Lukas

Helping women succeed in the workplace requires a little flexibility and simple commonsense. 

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How Obsessing About Bad Men Reinforces Their Behavior

November 17 2014
by Sabrina Schaeffer

From the hysteria over a “rape culture” on college campuses, to the #YesAllWomen social media campaign, to the more recent uproar over “street harassment,” the crescendo of anti-male rhetoric is deeply worrisome.

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Men Can Be Pigs; We Knew This Before The Latest ‘Damsel In Distress’ Video

November 12 2014
by Carrie L. Lukas

Our first line of defense should be making sure young women know it, too.

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Obama’s Bogus Climate Deal with China

November 12 2014
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Economic factors will make the Chinese ignore it, and should do the same for the U.S.

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A Worthy Mission For Today's Grads

November 12 2014
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

From tech startups to pasta companies, there’s tremendous opportunity, if only someone would steer young talent in a more productive direction.

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No-Sweat Food Stamps

November 10 2014
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Advocacy groups have forced New Mexico to delay the reinstatement of the work requirement.

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Bye-bye, Sandra Fluke. Hello, Joni Ernst

November 7 2014
by Charlotte Hays

The “War on Women” Meets Reality

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Let's Start a New Season of Treating Women like Grown-Ups

November 5 2014
by Carrie L. Lukas

The War on Women didn’t work. Can we please start talking about women and public policy seriously?

 

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The Coffee’s On Us

November 3 2014
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Federal agencies spent $20 billion last year with purchasing cards that don’t require public disclosure.

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