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AG Asks Fifth Circuit to Uphold Lower Court Decision Striking Down ACA

There is no question that all Americans – including individuals with pre-existing conditions need access to affordable health insurance – but the ACA has failed to provide affordable insurance.

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Two Truths and A Lie: Childcare Costs

Everyone loves the party game “Two Truths and a Lie,” where among three statements, you have to guess which one is false...

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Do College Presidents Secretly Welcome Trump's Freedom of Speech Executive Order?

Oped: It does for them what they dare not do for themselves.

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QUIZ: What Do You Know About Government-Run Paid Leave

Overwhelming majorities of Republicans and Democrats want workers to have paid time off from work following the birth or adoption of a child. How would government-run paid leave impact Americans? Take the quiz to test your knowledge.

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Gloria Steinem Turns 85 Today

It would be nice to say that on her 85th birthday Gloria Steinem harkens back to a kinder, gentler brand of feminism. But it just wouldn't be true.

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Forget Astrological Sign, What’s Your Political Party Affiliation?

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Real News: Mueller Report Makes Collusion Charge Utterly Implausible

The so-called Steele dossier turns out to have been mostly an urban legend.

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OpEd

Public Schools Are No Longer a Foundation of America's Republic

Via The Daily Caller

by Inez Feltscher Stepman

Education was never meant to be values-neutral, and recent decades have shown that the public schools are indeed aggressively teaching a set of values to the almost 90 percent of American kids who travel through their halls. They’re just not the small-r republican values Jefferson had in mind...

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The Renewal Schools Disaster

Via Commentary Magazine

by Naomi Schaefer Riley

An epic $773 million failure in New York City...

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The Biggest Higher Education Scam Isn't Hollywood Fraud, It's Academia Itself

Via The Federalist

by Inez Feltscher Stepman

The justifications for propping up universities, which often act as little more than elite sorting mechanisms as well as left-wing indoctrination centers, are growing thin...

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Seen But Not Heard

Via City Journal

by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Child-welfare agencies generally know when kids are in dangerous home situations, but all too often, they lack the will to remove them...

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Senators Ernst and Lee Introduce Conservative Earned-Leave Bill

Via National Review

by Carrie L. Lukas

Today, Senators Mike Lee and Joni Ernst are introducing the Child Rearing and Development Leave Empowerment (CRADLE) Act...

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TV

No Collusion Brings Certainty Back to the Markets • Coast to Coast

A Proposal to Lower the Voting Age to 16 Failed in Congress — Should it be Reconsidered? • Bold TV

The Mueller Report: What Does is All Mean? • WGBH

Radio

Mueller's Investigation Is Over. What Happens Next? • WBUR • Listen >>>

When We Should Have Drawn the Line with Russia, And How We Should Respond Now • Secure Freedom Radio • Listen >>>

What Can States Do To Stop Outbreaks Due To Anti-Vaxxers? • The Lars Larson Show • Listen >>>

Mentions

Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report

Via The Hill

by Sara A. Carter

President Trump’s conservative allies are going on offense against special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, hoping to blunt any damning revelations that may emerge from the nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election...

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Illinois’ Invest in Kids Program Should be Expanded, Not Phased Out

Via Heartland Institute

by Vicki E. Alger

In this Heartland Policy Brief, Vicki Alger, senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and research fellow at the Independent Institute and Heartland Policy Analyst Tim Benson detail the prevalence of bullying, harassment, and assault taking place in America’s public schools and the difficulties for parents in moving their child from an unsafe school.

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Kirsten Gillibrand is making paid family leave a defining issue in her 2020 run

Via Vox

by Hadley Heath

Will it be treated as a “big idea?”...

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