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Pity Our Overconfident Celebrities

March 23 2017
by Julie Gunlock

The Dunning-Kruger effect is defined as a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority. In other words, it’s when dumb as rocks folks think they’re brilliant.

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Trump is struggling with the Art of the (Republican healthcare bill) Deal

March 23 2017
by Hadley Heath

If the process proves successful, Republicans will be able to keep their promise of repealing all of Obamacare, and we will all be better off with freer health insurance markets where insurers can offer diverse plans at more affordable prices.

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Love ‘The Americans’, But Resist Cold War Nostalgia

March 21 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie

Amid the ongoing frenzy over Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, it was perhaps inevitable that The Americans would become enmeshed in the debate. But that’s no reason to start rewriting history.

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Looking for Misogyny in the All the Wrong Places

March 21 2017
by Carrie L. Lukas

I’d encourage women not to bother being offended by a man who first addresses the male standing next to him, and not to assume misogyny is at the heart of every awkward conversation.

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Anne Hathaway Achieves Enlightenment—Sort of

March 20 2017
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Kudos to Anne Hathaway for questioning one of the tenets of feminist faith. Now she might want to reconsider the rest of them.

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Why three (or more) parents leave the kids as losers

March 20 2017
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

If growing up with two parents is good for children, why not try three?

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Neil Gorsuch and the Senate's Convoluted Supreme Court Confirmation Dance

March 20 2017
by Erin Hawley

The high theatre of a Supreme Court confirmation hearing is about to commence. When the senators doggedly insist upon more fulsome answers to questions—and they will—keep in mind that their questions may violate the Ginsburg Rule.

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Kids TV shows push cultural limits — but they’re damaging kids

March 19 2017
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

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Who’s Afraid of Ivanka Trump?

March 17 2017
by Carrie L. Lukas

Wary conservatives would be wise to follow the first daughter’s lead on paid-leave and child-care policies.
 

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Is it illegal to leak Trump's tax returns? Well, it depends.

March 17 2017
by Erin Hawley

The return itself reveals nothing untoward, but questions as to its origin and publication do raise serious concerns.

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Why So Many Pop Songs Kick Men to the Curb

March 16 2017
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Whatever their pop idols tell them, not all men just want a woman who will “sit still” and “look pretty.”

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NYC ‘mega-pastor’ Tim Keller sees faith booming in the city

March 16 2017
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Keller doesn’t see himself as a religious crusader living in some kind of haven for secular hedonists, though. Faith is alive and well in New York, he believes. And not just the squishy liberal kind either.

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Flushing Busybody Politicians

March 16 2017
by Julie Gunlock

The anti-flushable wipe fervor that is sweeping city councils and state legislatures isn’t just a waste of time and resources; It is a perfect example of the smallness and intransigence of big government.

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Facing down the divorce industry: Thank you, Ben and Jennifer

March 15 2017
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

If there’s hope for marriage in Hollywood, maybe things are looking up for the rest of the country.

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What America Really Needs To Do About the UN

March 15 2017
by Claudia Rosett

Behind any move to slash UN funding loom a number of questions. What, precisely, might America hope to achieve? Where can this go? If the aim is to reform the UN, is that even possible?

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Feminism’s Problems are Bigger Than One Bad Teacher

March 15 2017
by Julie Gunlock

Many modern women simply don’t relate to the mainstream feminists narrative that the world (and mostly America) is overwhelmingly hostile to women.

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The Liberal-Arts ‘Bubble’ Didn’t Always Cause Such Trouble

March 14 2017
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

What’s wrong with college students? That was the question again on everyone’s minds after last week’s episode at Vermont’s Middlebury College, where social-justice warriors ran scholar Charles Murray off campus. 

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After 30 years celebrating women’s history, have we made enough progress?

March 13 2017
by Andrea Bottner

As we celebrate Women’s History this month, let’s keep in mind it’s not just numbers that measure progress.

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New App Tracks ‘Manterruption’, Calling It ‘Violence Against Women’

March 13 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior

A new app listens in on women’s conversations with men, providing data about how many times they’ve been “manterrupted.”

 

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Green Activists Vandalize Trump Golf Course

March 13 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior

A group of environmentalists vandalized a Trump golf course in California, digging up grass to spell out “No More Tigers, No More Woods” in six-foot letters Sunday.

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‘Feminists’ are confusing nudity with liberation

March 11 2017
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

The next time Emma Watson, the United Nations women goodwill ambassador, gives a speech at the UN, I’d like her to try an experiment. Ask the folks gathered there for a show of hands: How many of them would like to see your breasts?

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How Trump Became Public Radio’s Favorite Fundraising Tool

March 10 2017
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

“Don’t let them destroy us!” That was the plea from Brian Lehrer, a morning host on New York’s public radio station, WNYC, last week. It was pledge drive week and the rhetoric on air always gets a little dramatic.

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Why Sarah Silverman Is Wrong about Motherhood and Sacrifice

March 10 2017
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie

Comedian Sarah Silverman doesn’t have children, and she wants the whole world to know why.

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Iowa Students Who Wore Patriotic Attire to Basketball Game Blasted for Being ‘Offensive’

March 10 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Students at an Iowa high school who dressed up in America-themed red, white and blue clothing at a basketball game are being blasted for their insensitive attire because one of the teams has players from refugee families.

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White College Women Told to Stop Wearing Hoop Earrings Because It’s ‘Racist’

March 9 2017
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Two students at Pitzer College have demanded white women stop wearing hoop earrings, claiming that they “belong to the black and brown folks who created the culture.”

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