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Some Parents Choose To Put Kids in Harm's Way

January 27 2015
by Julie Gunlock

We live in strange times. Many moms and dads will freak out about minuscule amounts of chemical preservatives in strawberry jam (added to keep the jam free of really dangerous pathogens, like listeria), or will read food labels until their eyes cross to avoid perfectly safe GMOs, artificial coloring, added sugars and a variety of other things they've "heard" or "read on the Internet" are harmful. Some parents, supported by state agencies, disapprove of other parents' decision to let kids walk home from a park. Yet many of these same parents will think nothing of skipping life-saving vaccinations.

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12 Women Explain What Women Want In 2015

January 27 2015
by Karin Agness

Here are some policy proposals, suggestions, and agendas from 12 right-of-center women leaders on what they would link to accomplish in 2015. 

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Parents Want Help, Not Day Care

January 23 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Obama would help them pay for day care, but most want help raising their children at home.

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No to 'Free' Community College; America's Cultural College Obsession Needs Changed

January 21 2015
by Hadley Heath

You may have heard the saying that “nothing is as expensive as free.”  That would be the case with “free” community college, which would essentially eliminate price competition from the community college market, and price competition is our only hope for truly holding prices down.

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The Fracking Fracas over Earthquakes

January 21 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Calm down, anti-frackers, a 3.0 quake is “not a danger to anybody.”

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New Government Report on Women and Obamacare: Propaganda and Fallacies

January 21 2015
by Hadley Heath

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released a report called “The Affordable Care Act: Advancing the Health of Women and Children.” In summary, the report touted that the majority (56 percent) of enrollees in exchange plans are women, that women are enjoying new coverage for no-copay preventive care, and that the uninsured rate among women has declined since 2013. The spin is enough to make you dizzy...

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A Blow against Union Violence

January 21 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

A Philadelphia labor boss is convicted after running his union like a crime syndicate.

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Obama's Renewed Push For Paid Leave Is A Raw Deal For Women

January 20 2015
by Sabrina Schaeffer

Tonight when the President gives his State of the Union address to the country, he’s going to be talking particularly to women about his newly proposed Healthy Families Act, a plan to mandate certain businesses with more than 15 employees allow workers to accrue up to 7 days of paid sick time. He will make it sound like gold at the end of the rainbow – the ultimate defense against employers who only allow workers to make use of unpaid leave mandated under the existing Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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‘American Sniper’ Success a Testament to Military Appreciation

January 20 2015
by Amber Smith

The reality is that the civilian-military divide has never been greater. The majority of Americans don’t know what war is like. Since 9/11 less than 1 percent of the population has served on active duty in the military. That equates to a significant disconnect between the average American and those who serve. But even with this divide, the American public’s support of our military and veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has been incredible and unwavering.

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Don't Buy Into Beauty Product Alarmism

January 16 2015
by Julie Gunlock

The fear of cosmetic services and products is blown all out of proportion. 

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Our Misplaced Faith in the Magical Power of "Education"

January 16 2015
by Charlotte Hays

What the president's plan fails to take into consideration are two not inconsequential factors: the content of an education, and the level of commitment by prospective students.

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Harvard's Health Plan Changes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

January 15 2015
by Hadley Heath

When the New York Times reported that professors at Harvard University were up in arms over changes to their employers health plan, the irony was immediately clear: Many thought-leaders at Harvard championed the ObamaCare law that is now causing many emplyoers - including Harvard - to make such changes. 

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Why Most Women Don't Want a Feminist Boyfriend

January 14 2015
by Karin Agness

The original feminists -- fighting for women's equality decades ago -- wouldn't have recognized today's gender wars. And even they probably wouldn't have wanted a man who would appeal to today's self-proclaimed feminists.

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Middle-Aged Women Prove Russell Crowe Wrong At Globes

January 13 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Underlying all the humor Sunday night is the assumption that Hollywood is sexist. What they miss is that Hollywood producers don’t care one way or the other about the feminist agenda. 

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Banning "Feminist" In 2015?

December 31 2014
by Karin Agness

If you could ban any word for 2015, what would it be? For Time magazine’s readers, the word “feminist” took a surprising early lead over “influencer,” “kale,” “literally,” “obvi,” and others.

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Good News and Bad News for the Littlest Americans

December 21 2014
by Hadley Heath

A nasty rumor persists that America’s infant mortality rate — and therefore its prenatal care and healthcare system more broadly — is subpar. This rumor originates in international rankings that would suggest that the U.S. infant mortality rate is higher than that of 54 other countries.

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The Great School Lunch War

December 20 2014
by Abby Schachter

President Obama might deserve the cold shoulder from his wife for supporting the $1.1 trillion budget bill because it contains (among other things) a release from rules for school lunches that are part of the first lady's effort to put as many kids as possible on a federal diet. Every other parent in America can enjoy a tiny bit of good news, however.

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GQ, We’re Not Laughing With You, But At You

December 19 2014
by Charlotte Hays

“Democrats just aren't keeping pace right now in the crazy department.” C’mon.

 

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In Defense of Greek Campus Organizations

December 18 2014
by Hadley Heath

Greek organizations have a reputation for drunkenness and debauchery, which may in part be deserved. But sororities and fraternities have many redeeming qualities and fill a special role in university life. To blame “rape culture” on the Greek system, or to seek to shut down these groups, would be misguided and unfair. 

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How Andrew Cuomo Wants to Impoverish New Yorkers

December 17 2014
by Victoria Coley

His Department of Health banned fracking today, blocking economic growth over specious worries.

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Medicaid Wrapped In An ObamaCare Bow

December 15 2014
by Hadley Heath

ObamaCare's exchanges are looking  alot like Medicaid, and that's not good for anyone. 

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Boardroom Quotas Won't Help Women

December 7 2014
by Carrie L. Lukas

Germany’s coalition government adopted a draft law two weeks ago requiring corporations to allocate at least 30 percent of supervisory board positions to women, starting in 2016. The bill will go to Parliament on Thursday and is widely expected to pass. Yet those cheering this decision as a major coup should hold the schnapps

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A renewed focus on Obama's foreign policy failures

December 6 2014
by Gayle Trotter

President Obama took office claiming that the United States would "responsibly leave Iraq to its people" and, three years later in 2011, announced that America had left Iraq "sovereign, stable and self-reliant." As Congress reviews the nomination of the Obama administration's fourth Defense secretary in six years, Americans should seek accountability from the architects of the administration's chronic failures in international affairs.

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The Legacy of Michael Brown and the Future of Young Black Men

December 5 2014
by Charlotte Hays

It is distasteful to speak ill of the dead and yet not speaking the truth about Michael Brown is a sin against black youth especially young black men.

 

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My Family's Health Plan Was Cancelled And ObamaCare's One-Size-Fits-All Doesn't Fit Us

December 2 2014
by Sabrina Schaeffer

I knew this was coming. Golden Rule has been sending me “warning” letters for months now. But really I’ve known this was coming for much longer – ever since Congress created the government-run, one-size-fits-all system known as ObamaCare. And I’ve watched as millions of others have gone through the same ordeal of losing plans they liked and could afford.

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