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Can Smoking Pot Make You a Better Mom?

July 29 2015
by Julie Gunlock

Recently, Cosmopolitan magazine published an article called “Marijuana Makes Me a Better Mom.” Setting aside the fact that Cosmopolitan seems like the last place on earth one should go for reliable parenting advice (those “Cheat on Daddy While Baby Naps” type articles just aren’t helpful), has Cosmopolitan hit on something more moms should be doing to get through those grueling hours spent with young kids?

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We Need More Apology Parents

July 28 2015
by Julie Gunlock

The now famous Marcy’s Diner confrontation throws into sharp relief the differences in parenting styles and exposes a very unique kind of parent—the unapologetic parent who is defiant about their child’s right to annoy the world.

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We Need An All-Of-The-Above Strategy For Protecting Americans' Privacy

July 27 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Technology, for its many benefits, creates tremendous opportunities for criminals of all kinds -- from everyday thieves who seek to steal consumer goods to illegal enterprises that exploit others' intellectual property. Americans should take note and make sure precautions are taken at every level possible.

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Amy Schumer’s ‘Trainwreck’: A Conservative Critique of the Hook Up Culture

July 23 2015
by Lisa Schiffren

Finding true love and settling down is so much a part of the Hollywood script that it may seem a leap to call it a conservative movie just because of that. 

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Class Warfare in the Toy Aisle

July 21 2015
by Julie Gunlock

Did you know that F.A.O. Schwarz’s famous (and recently shuttered) New York City flagship store wasn’t just a place to buy a kid a nice toy?

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The War on Ordinary People

July 17 2015
by Charlotte Hays

Do you often feel like you've been kicked in the gut when you get the day's news? I do, and this last week followed several brutal weeks with fresh, new kicks in the gut...

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In Colorado, an Environmental Group Is Caught Misleadingly Listing Companies as Supporters

July 16 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

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Is Organic Food Worth It?

July 16 2015
by Julie Gunlock

Crunch the numbers before taking a bite...

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The Bernie Surge Makes Perfect Sense: He’s Not Hillary

July 16 2015
by Lisa Schiffren

It's easy to see why Bernie's soaring and Hillary's sinking: Karamel Sutra vs flying monkeys...

 

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Why Kids Today Can’t Grow Up

July 14 2015
by Julie Gunlock

This summer, a museum in Washington, D.C. unveiled a new interactive art installation called “The Beach.” Comprised of two massive, white-washed swimming pools filled with white plastic balls and surrounded by beach chairs...

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Lick Doughnuts. Denounce America. Call for Action Against Childhood Obesity: All in a Day’s Work for Pop Star Ariana Grande.

July 10 2015
by Julie Gunlock

Doughnut-hating pop star Ariana Grande made quite a fool of herself this week...

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Electric Vehicles Sometimes Create More Pollution than Gas-Fueled Cars

July 7 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

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Sacramento School: Hey, Let's Dumb Down Education for Immigrants!

July 4 2015
by Charlotte Hays

A republic such as the one born 239 years ago tomorrow requires a populace capable of citizenship...

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Why Carly Fiorina’s feminism flummoxes liberals

July 1 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Carly Fiorina has become a darling among conservatives hungry for an unapologetic advocate for rolling back big government...

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School Dress Codes: Tool of the Patriarchy?

June 29 2015
by Julie Gunlock

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How It Feels to Be a Conservative Amid a Liberal Tsunami

June 29 2015
by Lisa Schiffren

It’s been an unhappy week in conservative America...

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The Overpraised Child: Yearbook Edition

June 24 2015
by Julie Gunlock

When did it become normal to pay to have an advertisement placed in the back of your kid’s elementary school yearbook?

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Local Democrats’ Uprising against Draconian Obama EPA Regs

June 23 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Dozens of Democratic municipal and state politicians, minority leaders, and labor bosses have recently penned letters protesting the Obama administration’s proposed ozone rules, claiming that the sweeping regulations would have devastating economic consequences, particularly for America’s most vulnerable...

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Why Now is the Time for an Anita Hill Movie

June 23 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Seen solely through a political lens, the timing of HBO’s upcoming movie about Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings—and particularly Anita Hill’s accusations that he sexually harassed her—seems suspicious...

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Happy Postmodern Father’s Day!

June 22 2015
by Charlotte Hays

The Washington Post hit upon a decidedly postmodern way to celebrate Father’s Day yesterday: a disturbing piece about a physically and mentally abusive father and a second essay arguing that more dads need to become the “lead parent” in bringing up kids...

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New Indiana Rape Law: Anti-Rapist Rather than Anti-Man

June 19 2015
by Charlotte Hays

In an era when rape culture, as it is known, is a feminist talking point, youd think that feminists would be lining up to praise the new law. You would be wrong...

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The ‘toxic’ lies behind Jessica Alba’s booming baby business

June 18 2015
by Julie Gunlock

Actress Jessica Alba, co-founder of the ironically named “The Honest Company,” recently declared, “One billion feels like a small number.” Alba was referring to her companies’ profits, made not by being honest with consumers but by spreading lies about her competitors...

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In Other Trans News . . . Fats Are Now Banned

June 17 2015
by Julie Gunlock

Transfats have been on the FDA’s radar for years...

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Cybersecurity Incompetence Pervaded Obamacare’s Rollout, Long Before China’s Recent Cyberattack

June 17 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

The recent Chinese cyberattack that compromised the data of as many as 4.2 million public employees — one of the biggest thefts of federal data in U.S. history — has given new urgency to longstanding concerns over the cybersecurity of HealthCare.gov and several state exchanges...

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You Have More Time Than You Think

June 16 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Rather than handwringing about “having it all,” Laura Vanderkam encourages women to recognize the balance they already have and consider how much more is possible...

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