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An immigrant's request: Keep these things in mind when debating immigration reform

February 14 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Most Americans welcome immigrants who come to this country the right way and succeed...

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Kim Yo Jong is a Twisted Sister

February 13 2018
by Claudia Rosett

She holds a key post in Pyongyang’s fearsome and brutal Propaganda and Agitation Department...

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Why not turn to Social Security for paid family leave?

February 9 2018
by Hadley Heath

Workers could opt to take Social Security “parental benefits,” calculated using the disability formula, after the birth of a new child in exchange for one day delaying their Social Security retirement benefits...

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When Did Joblessness Stop Mattering to Black Leaders?

February 7 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Combatting black unemployment was a top concern for black leaders and influencers until Donald Trump came along, promoting private sector, pro-growth solutions that work...

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A fiscally responsible paid leave policy even Paul Ryan could love

February 7 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

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Why Running Parent Leave Through Social Security Is The Smartest Live Option

February 2 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Those supporting the Social Security paid leave approach think this could be our best, most realistic option and reshape how the public thinks about government and our public safety net...

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What Does the Future Hold for New York City’s Columbus Statue?

February 1 2018
by Jennifer C. Braceras

It may remain up for now, but the Left is playing a longer game.

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Rationalize the safety net with this simple paid family leave reform

February 1 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Just as Social Security allows both early and deferred retirement benefits, policymakers should recognize that some people have a far greater need for support at other times...

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Why Trump Was Right to Slam North Korea in State of the Union

January 31 2018
by Claudia Rosett

As Trump summed it up: "Seong-ho's story is a testament to the yearning of every human soul to live in freedom."...

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The Grammys' #MeToo moment signals a dangerous direction for the movement

January 30 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Sunday’s Grammy Awards signal that the #MeToo movement is rolling toward the music industry...

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The Good News American Women Will Hear During State of the Union

January 30 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

American women may notice that the President often speaks directly about efforts to boost women's economic prospects and address problems...

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The War on Grades Deserves to Fail

January 30 2018
by Jennifer C. Braceras

New assessments make it almost impossible to compare schools...

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A Simple Plan for Parental Leave

January 25 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro

What if the government could affordably provide paid parental leave to every worker in the U.S.?...

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New Jersey’s Tired Tax Tricks

January 25 2018
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

In the Garden State, the promise that higher income taxes will close the fiscal gap never pans out...

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The movement to politicize women

January 23 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

The Women's March is about electing Democrats. It's as simple as that...

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Bullying Booker and the War on Women of the Right

January 18 2018
by Julie Gunlock and Julie Kelly

At a January 16, Senate Judiciary committee hearing, Senator Cory Booker informally announced he’s running for president in 2020 by bullying Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump’s DHS Secretary

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Las Vegas women’s march more about promoting progressive politics

January 18 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Women are gathering in Las Vegas this weekend to protest the Trump administration...

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Claiming Economic Violence Doesn't Help The Cause Of #MeToo Or Equal Pay

January 16 2018
by Karin Agness

But the conversation is being diverted to a different issue...

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You don't have to grow government to expand paid family leave

January 15 2018
by Hadley Heath

Paid leave is also good for mom and dad, who are more likely to stay attached to the labor force, and less likely to report depressive symptoms...

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Champion the working poor with work requirements for Medicaid

January 12 2018
by Hadley Heath

States cannot impose these requirements on beneficiaries who are elderly, disabled, children, or pregnant women...

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Don’t Politicize #MeToo

January 12 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

The so-called ‘wage gap’ is a separate issue from systemic sexual harassment.

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Providing Paid Leave Benefits, Without Growing Government

January 11 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

People on the right and the left are concerned that some Americans don’t have paid leave time off from work, which can create a particular hardship for new parents and people with family members facing a serious illness. The Trump campaign highlighted this as an issue that they planned to address during his presidency.

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Oprah’s ‘Truth’ and Its Potentially Deadly Consequences

January 11 2018
by Julie Gunlock

She gave Jenny McCarthy a platform to promote the discredited idea that vaccines cause autism...

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North Korea Games the Olympics

January 10 2018
by Claudia Rosett

I'd strongly urge a sober rethink of the applause we're now hearing for North Korea's last-minute enrollment in the Winter Olympic Games...

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Today's kids love socialism — but it's not because of their radical professors

January 10 2018
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Professors have little influence on student political beliefs compared with peers, 'student life' administrators and campus activists...

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