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1776 Project vs. 1619 Project: Black Historians Correct New York Times

The New York Times' 1619 Project is fact-challenged. Worse, it sells a debilitating form of victimhood to young African Americans.

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Two Truths and A Lie: Occupational Licensing

As some states have begun to address occupational licensing reform, test your knowledge on occupational licenses. Can you identify which of the following is NOT true about occupational licensing?

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AB 5 is Opening Freelancers' Eyes to Harm of Leftist Policies

The free-market system has evolved to provide the flexibility and independence that today's workers desire.

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Virginia Senate: Art Therapists Need Stiffer Licensing Requirements

They work with dangerous materials—you know, scissors, glue, and paint.

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Black History Month Reminds Us that the American Dream is Still Alive

We should not give into the politics of victimization, but inspire our young people to aspire to do greater.

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Yes Virginia, There Is Gun Confiscation

Late breaking news: the Virginia Senate committee hearing HB 961 has just killed the bill.

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Tennessee Is Embracing Freedom to Work

Tennessee recently introduced bills into its House and Senate that would remove licensing requirements for people in a variety of different occupations.

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OpEd

DC Spends $2 Million, Takes Five Years Failing to Build a Bike Rack

Via The Federalist

by Kristin A. Shapiro

Perhaps this is just some ingenious, five-year, $2 million practical joke on taxpayers — maybe WMATA’s wry take on “Waiting for Godot.” But more likely, it is simply another example of the inefficiency of government construction projects.

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The Collapse of International Adoption Is a Tragedy

Via Institute for Family Studies

by Naomi Schaefer Riley

For the tens of thousands of American parents who would welcome an infant of any race and any problem, the collapse of international adoption is a tragedy.

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We Need a “National Crime Survivor Week”

Via America's First Freedom

by Julie Gunlock

Last week, anti-gun group Moms Demand Action heavily promoted “National Gun Violence Survivors Week” on their website and on social media. The group posted tragic stories of those who have been affected by or survived gun violence. You’d have to be a robot not to flinch while reading them.

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The Lonesome Death of Thomas Valva

Via City Journal

by Naomi Schaefer Riley

An eight-year-old boy’s murder in Long Island exposes the fallacy that mothers and fathers are equally likely to be good caregivers for young children.

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Democrats Rush To Damage Women's Rights With Deceptive Equal Rights Amendment

Via The Federalist

by Inez Feltscher Stepman

The sweeping language of the Equal Rights Amendment provides a practically endless number of potential legal hooks for gender-bending social engineering from the bench.

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TV

There Is Still a Lot of Unknown Information Regarding Coronavirus • Coast to Coast

The Democratic Party Has Swung so Far to the Left • Coast to Coast

Bloomberg Facing Backlash Over Farmer Comment • Coast to Coast

Radio

What Does the Equal Rights Amendment Mean for Women? • Wilkow Majority • Listen >>>

Rush, Trump’s State of the Union address, the Iowa meltdown, and impeachment • The Steve Gruber Show • Listen >>>

Another "Sickness" China Has in Addition to the Coronavirus • Frank Gaffney Show • Listen >>>

Mentions

Mike Bloomberg Once Said He Could 'Teach Anyone to Be a Farmer' Because Farming Needs Less 'Gray Matter' Than Modern Work

Via Newsweek

by Julie Gunlock

Mike Bloomberg drew ire on social media on Sunday night after resurfaced footage of the billionaire saying farming required less "gray matter" than modern work went viral.

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Ernst, Blackburn, Capito, Fischer Introduce Resolution Denouncing Female Genital Mutilation

Via The Ripon Advance

by IWF Staff

U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Deb Fischer (R-NE) recently denounced female genital mutilation as a human rights violation.

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Women Don’t Need California’s Gender Quota to Be Successful. Statistics Say They Already Are

Via Pacific Legal Foundation

by Jennifer C. Braceras

Despite women's progress, politicians and so-called women’s advocates seem to think that the social, economic, and political landscape for women is today so dire that it requires increased government intervention.

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