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Don't Revive the ERA

February 27 2020
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

American women already enjoy full constitutional rights, and a new Equal Rights Amendment would bring them no benefits—but it could do significant harm.

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2020 Black Vote Is Rightly up for Grabs by the Left and Right

February 26 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

On Thursday evening, as all eyes will be on the looming Democratic primary in South Carolina, I will join hundreds of black men and women at the White House for a celebration of Black History Month.

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Why Are We Sending Mixed Messages On Substance Use To Teens?

February 25 2020
by Carrie L. Lukas

During a recent trip to New York City, I walked past a corner shop with vibrantly colored window displays, brimming with rainbows, cookies, candies, oversized gummy bears and stuffed animals.

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In Defense of ‘Paternalism’: Why Choice Schools Need to Get Better at Grappling With the Family Lives of Their Toughest-Case Students

February 25 2020
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

The biggest successes of the education reform movement over the past few decades have been rooted in the important idea that we need to give more power to parents to choose their children’s educational paths — to escape the monopoly of underperforming neighborhood public schools and move their sons and daughters either to public charter schools or private schools with the use of vouchers or scholarship funds.

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DC Spends $2 Million, Takes Five Years Failing to Build a Bike Rack

February 18 2020
by Kristin A. Shapiro

Perhaps this is just some ingenious, five-year, $2 million practical joke on taxpayers — maybe WMATA’s wry take on “Waiting for Godot.” But more likely, it is simply another example of the inefficiency of government construction projects.

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The Collapse of International Adoption Is a Tragedy

February 18 2020
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

For the tens of thousands of American parents who would welcome an infant of any race and any problem, the collapse of international adoption is a tragedy.

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We Need a “National Crime Survivor Week”

February 14 2020
by Julie Gunlock

Last week, anti-gun group Moms Demand Action heavily promoted “National Gun Violence Survivors Week” on their website and on social media. The group posted tragic stories of those who have been affected by or survived gun violence. You’d have to be a robot not to flinch while reading them.

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The Lonesome Death of Thomas Valva

February 14 2020
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

An eight-year-old boy’s murder in Long Island exposes the fallacy that mothers and fathers are equally likely to be good caregivers for young children.

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Democrats Rush To Damage Women's Rights With Deceptive Equal Rights Amendment

February 13 2020
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

The sweeping language of the Equal Rights Amendment provides a practically endless number of potential legal hooks for gender-bending social engineering from the bench.

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Even in the US, Hundreds of Thousands of Girls Are at Risk for Female Genital Mutilation

February 6 2020
by Andrea Bottner

Thursday is Zero Tolerance Day for Female Genital Mutilation. Many may wonder why we need a day like this. We don’t want to think about this kind of horrific practice and assume that it has nothing to do with our country.

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Democrat Bill Would End Flexible Work, Force Every American Into The Same Old 9-5

February 5 2020
by Carrie L. Lukas

The biggest costs of the PRO Act won’t be borne by employers and businesses. It will be the workers who have less freedom and flexibility to decide how they want to earn a living.

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Millions Of People Are Still Slaves Across The World, Including In The United States

February 3 2020
by Christina Villegas and Vicki Alger

More than three-fourths of all modern slavery victims worldwide are exploited in their countries of residence—this is particularly true of victims of non-sexual forced labor.

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The Same Sickness That Spread the Coronavirus Threatens to Bring Hong Kong to Ruin: The Chinese Communist Party

February 2 2020
by Claudia Rosett

The core problem is that China, for all its high-tech gloss and high-speed trains, remains saddled with a communist-structured political system.

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Vape Ban - More Losers Than Winners

January 31 2020
by Julie Gunlock

In January, the Food and Drug Administration finalized its policy on flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes, saying that companies must stop all manufacturing of these particular devices. Flavored e-liquid will still be available for tank-based e-cigarettes.

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A Way Out of Bigotry and Towards School Choice

January 31 2020
by Erin Hawley

Just in time for National School Choice Week, the Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in Espinoza v. Montana, a case that has important implications for parents who want the option to send their children to parochial schools.

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Trump's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Deserves Arab League Support

January 31 2020
by Qanta Ahmed

If Palestinians continue to hold out for unachievable goals, the Palestinian people and the Arab world will suffer. But if they make realistic compromises for peace, all will benefit.

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Women's Magazines Completely Ignore Conservative Women

January 27 2020
by Karin Lips

If women’s magazines want to advance women, they can do so by leading the way and recognizing some conservative women on their lists too.

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The Left’s War on Women That Will Jeopardize Women’s Progress

January 27 2020
by Carrie L. Lukas

As the 2020 campaign goes into full swing, expect Democrats to reboot the same “Republican War on Women” trope they’ve been peddling for more than a decade.

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Empower Parents to Shield Students From Bullying

January 22 2020
by Vicki E. Alger

Public schools throughout Michigan have a problem keeping students safe.

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Conservatives Should Be Open to a Trial in the Senate

January 21 2020
by Heather Higgins and Jennifer C. Braceras

A Senate impeachment trial is both an opportunity conservatives should embrace, and a firecracker the left should fear.

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Do You Want New And Better Working Paradigms?

January 20 2020
by Carrie L. Lukas

The media focuses on the personalities and horserace politics, but voters know that elections are more than popularity contests. They determine what policies will be put in place, which profoundly impact all of us.

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The Women's March isn't about uniting women. It's about hating Trump

January 20 2020
by Karin Agness

What unifies participants in the Women’s March isn’t that they are women, but that they share a dislike of President Trump and support for liberal causes.

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Women's March should support all women - Not just oppose one man

January 18 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

To their detriment, leaders of the Women’s March continue to prioritize resistance to President Trump, while ignoring big everyday concerns of many women, such as how to afford time off for a new baby.

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Black Women Are Right to Walk Away From the Women's March

January 17 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

The Women’s March has been rife with problems from its founding. From allegations of anti-Semitism in its leadership to the marginalization of black women, the Women’s March has been anything but welcoming to all women.

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Equal Rights Amendment will replace equality with enforced sameness

January 17 2020
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

On Wednesday, Virginia ratified the Equal Rights Amendment and was celebrated by proponents as the 38th state to do so, which they claim meets the required threshold for amending the highest law in the land.

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