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Advance "Paycheck Fairness" With Tax Reform

April 18 2019
by Carrie L. Lukas

This mislabeled bill is sold as a way to end discrimination against women, but this ignores that discrimination is already illegal. Worse, the bill’s proposed new red tape and associated specter of more lawsuits would encourage employers to standardize pay scales and offer less flexibility...

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Further investigation of Trump is pointless political theater

April 18 2019
by Jennifer C. Braceras

It’s time to move on...

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Price transparency is key to a functional health-care market

April 17 2019
by Hadley Heath

At the heart of our nation’s debate over health care are two questions: Do we currently have a market for health care? Should we have one?...

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Go to a Cheap College — or None at All

April 15 2019
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

A bachelor’s degree certifies a set of life skills you don’t really need college for...

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Wisconsin deserves full transparency about vouchers

April 15 2019
by Vicki E. Alger

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) has been promising transparency about voucher programs, but he and his allies are delivering half-truths instead...

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This Tax Day, Let's Build on the Success of Tax Reform

April 15 2019
by Hadley Heath

There’s an old saying that time is money; that’s the concept behind “Tax Freedom Day” which signals the portion of the year Americans work just to cover their federal and state tax bills...

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The Gospel According to Game of Thrones

April 14 2019
by Jennifer C. Braceras

Christian references in the series abound. They might provide clues about how it’s likely to end...

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Putting the fear of God into the Chinese Communist Party

April 12 2019
by Elisha Maldonado

It is one of his biggest “crimes,” the reason for his imprisonment. Government officials arrested Wang, his wife, and 11 of the church members. Initially, more than 160 had been detained...

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Granite Caregiving Act would hurt families that need help

April 11 2019
by Carrie L. Lukas

Undoubtedly, the state-level paid leave program was crafted with the best intentions, but in reality it will harm those it seeks to help...

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Black Americans don't need reparations, we need jobs

April 10 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Reparations are not what’s needed to strengthen the financial position of black Americans or build wealth in the long run — opportunity is

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25 Years Later, Violence Against Women has Taken a Backseat to Politics

April 9 2019
by Andrea Bottner

VAWA has been so politicized that anyone who raises concerns with any aspect of it is immediately branded as “anti-woman.”

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Time to Confirm New Leadership at the EEOC

April 8 2019
by Carrie L. Lukas

The Senate’s challenge in approving nominees has affected multiple agencies, but the problem is particularly bad at the EEOC.

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Reforming Social Security to give parents more control

April 8 2019
by Carrie L. Lukas

Social Security Eearned Leave, unlike every other government safety net program, comes with a trade-off so that costs aren’t shifted to taxpayers...

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Only School Choice Can Set Families Free From Transgender-Obsessed Public Schools

April 8 2019
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

When parents' wishes and values are being violated by gender insanity-obsessed school districts, they should be free to take their children elsewhere.

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A Funny Meteorologist Offers Advice on Weathering Personal Storms

April 5 2019
by Julie Gunlock

In her memoir, 'Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days,' Fox News' Janice Dean dishes out candid and inspirational stories about everything from surviving sexual assault to plastic surgery gone wrong...

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‘Equal Pay Day’ Is Misleading and Counterproductive

April 3 2019
by Hadley Heath

If advocates for equal pay want to be taken seriously, they should abandon the “Equal Pay Day” event as a tactic and acknowledge that the raw wage gap should not be used to justify public concern or policy change...

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Equal Pay Day--A Time to Perpetuate the Wage Gap Myth

April 2 2019
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

As if Tax Day weren’t enough misery for the month, April 2 marks “Equal Pay Day,” supposedly pointing out the day when the average woman reaches the earnings of the average man the year prior...

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Empower women on Equal Pay Day by rejecting its faulty narrative

April 2 2019
by Karin Agness

Women don’t pay a 20 percent tax in the workplace based on their sex...

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How to Get Parents to Vaccinate Their Children

April 1 2019
by Julie Gunlock

The ongoing spate of measles outbreaks in the United States has shown that many parents remain convinced, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that vaccines are unsafe. Many of these parents have decided to forgo vaccines for their children, which is both dangerous and socially irresponsible...

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New Parents Act an Innovative, Conservative Paid Parental Leave Plan

March 29 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Even three months of time off to welcome a new baby with no worries about how bills will be paid is a fairytale for most women in the U.S., especially black women like Markle...

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The Electoral College Is More Democratic than the Alternatives

March 29 2019
by Christina Villegas

The frequency and intensity of recent attacks against the Electoral College suggest that the Left is gearing up to make elimination of the Electoral College a centerpiece of the 2020 presidential campaign...

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Crossing State Lines to Buy Insurance: Good Rhetoric, But Not a Good Idea

March 29 2019
by Beverly Gossage

In short it would be better for Republicans (and market-minded Democrats) to work to return oversight of health insurance to the state level and work for change at that level to make insurance more affordable through reduced regulation.

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Congresswoman Wagner has been a paid leave advocate for decades

March 27 2019
by Andrea Bottner

Some are surprised to have a Republican member leading on this important issue; I'm not...

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For Women's History Month, celebrate the conservative women that the media ignore

March 26 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

You won’t catch them parading around in vulgar pink hats or tweeting anti-Semitic rhetoric...

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Democrats cry ‘wolf’ on collusion and cover-ups

March 26 2019
by Jennifer C. Braceras

The Mueller investigation is over. According to a summary of Mueller’s report from Attorney General William Barr, we now know that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign did not conspire with Russia to influence the 2016 election...

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