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A Boon for Lawyers, Not for Kids

December 5 2019
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

The watchdog group Children’s Rights sues for control of Arizona’s child-welfare system.

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Hong Kongers Give Thanks to America: 'Thank You, President Trump’

November 28 2019
by Claudia Rosett

As this Thanksgiving Day dawned in America, thousands of people in Hong Kong were holding a mid-evening rally to thank America for supporting the territory's massive democracy movement.

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Fighting back in the war on adoption

November 28 2019
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

In the packed main hall of the Hubert H. Humphrey building in mid-November, Vice President Mike Pence addressed an enthusiastic crowd. “We are the most pro-adoption administration in history,” he thundered, earning one of several standing ovations.

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Hong Kong's Finest Hour

November 26 2019
by Claudia Rosett

On Sunday, Hong Kong's people succeeded quite adeptly in doing what Carrie Lam could not. They imposed calm and order on themselves, for the reason that they actually had a chance to vote, in very local elections, held once every four years.

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We’re making progress, but can do more to stop violence against women

November 25 2019
by Andrea Bottner

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It marks the beginning of an annual International United Nations campaign urging 16 days of activism.

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New Jersey's attack on the gig economy is also an attack on workers looking to make ends meet

November 25 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Another strategy by revenue-hungry lawmakers and bitter labor unions to strangle innovation

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Debaters sidestepped Trump's success on economy

November 21 2019
by Carrie Sheffield

Americans deserve debate moderators who focus on substance like this rather than partisan jockeying.

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How High School Seniors Would Divide Their Future Work-Family Life Might Surprise You

November 18 2019
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

When it comes to gender roles and the way families manage the balance between work and raising kids, there is a big difference between what we think is fine for other people and what we would choose for ourselves.

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Jersey City’s Airbnb Crackdown Is A Christmas Gift For The Hotel Lobby

November 15 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Jersey City’s successful referendum to crack down on short-term rentals was a win for the hotel lobby and hotel workers unions, but a loss for women and families just looking to earn some extra income.

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Why aren't we taking violence against women more seriously?

November 14 2019
by Andrea Bottner

It’s been almost a year since the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) should have been reauthorized, but wasn’t.

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Reagan’s Berlin Wall strategy was simple and could work today: ‘We win, they lose’

November 10 2019
by Claudia Rosett

Ronald Reagan made it his driving mission not to appease and accommodate the USSR, but to defeat it.

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The real constitutional crisis

November 8 2019
by Jennifer C. Braceras

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Washington State voters reconsider affirmative action

November 4 2019
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

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Private giving like GoFundMe shows America at its best. Why criticize generosity?

November 3 2019
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Why are bureaucratic approaches superior to GoFundMe campaigns? Private efforts to help are not a sign that government has fallen down on the job.

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Dems Hate Trump More Than They Welcome His Help to Blacks

November 1 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Harris was disturbed that Trump received the same award she received three years prior.

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The climate change shakedown

October 28 2019
by Jennifer C. Braceras

The New York and Massachusetts attorneys general seek damages from ExxonMobil because, well, climate change.

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Why disaster relief still isn’t reaching regular Puerto Ricans

October 27 2019
by Elisha Maldonado

Yet Culebrans’ access to food, fuel and necessities relies on two wildly inconsistent ferries that run to the mainland (and Vieques) and back again.

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Zuckerberg Hearing Illustrates Big Doesn’t Mean Bad When It Comes To Facebook

October 24 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Capitol Hill underscored that threats to break up Big Tech are not just coming from Democratic candidates running for president, but Congress.

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The U.S. must engage Kurdistan to stop the humanitarian crisis

October 22 2019
by Qanta Ahmed

The Kurds are facing an acute humanitarian crisis.

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The media need to ask Warren some tough questions

October 16 2019
by Carrie Sheffield

At tonight’s debate we saw the mantle of Democratic frontrunner pass from former Vice President Joe Biden to Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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Another Tale of Double Standards for Native American Children?

October 16 2019
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Last month, local media hailed what observers saw as a historic compact between the state of North Dakota and four of the Indian tribes that live within its borders.

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An innovative program that helps the civilly committed kick drugs

October 14 2019
by Jennifer C. Braceras

Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi didn’t go into law enforcement to help people addicted to drugs. But setting those with substance abuse disorder on a path to recovery has become one of his life’s passions.

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China Seeks To Mollify Hong Kong With Bread, Circuses

October 14 2019
by Claudia Rosett

Draconian rule having failed so far to shut down Hong Kong’s protests, the government here now hopes to distract the public with economic handouts and yet more exercises in official “dialogue.”

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Kanye is doing God’s work in the case of the Cowboy State

October 11 2019
by Elisha Maldonado

In Wyoming, one can still be left alone.

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October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month — How Aware Are We?

October 10 2019
by Andrea Bottner

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and there is one type of violence that too many Americans — including lawmakers — aren’t aware of or don’t recognize as a real threat to women and girls in this country.

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