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NFL Finally Takes a Stand for the National Anthem

It's sad that a uniquely American, unifying sporting event has been co-opted as a battlefront in the culture wars.

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Italy and the Future of the West

The significance of a bizarre new coalition government . . .

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The Violence Against Women Feminists Won't Confront

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the real patriarchal violence against women that feminists refuse to see.

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U.S. Counties with Biggest Hiring Growth Have Low Taxes and Oil

So it looks like the red states aren't nearly as backwards as a certain politician repeatedly has charged.

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Americans Report Doing Better Financially Under Year 1 of Trump

Fewer Americans feel like they are hanging on by a thread and finding it difficult to get by.

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Another Take on Claim that Conservative Women Can't Be Feminists

Heather Wilhelm responds to Jessica Valenti.

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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Admits He Wants to Raise Taxes on the Poor

Former mayor of New York City and 7th richest man in the world Michael Bloomberg thinks the poor need to be taxed more...

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OpEd

FGM Shouldn’t Have a Place in the U.S. — or Anywhere

Via National Review

by Carrie L. Lukas

The AHA Foundation, led by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, just released a report, “Why We Hesitate to Protect Girls from FGM in the United States,” arguing that we need to focus more attention on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM)...

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A Vital Warning About China and the Looming "Decade of Concern”

Via PJ Media

by Claudia Rosett

We hear a lot these days about China's rising threat to America, but just how dangerous is it?...

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Seattle's war on business won't help combat homelessness

Via The Hill

by Charlotte Hays

The City Council essentially declared all-out war on the tech companies that have made Seattle such a Mecca for hip young people seeking cool jobs...

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Everyone agrees SNAP is failing the poor. Who's going to fix it?

Via Washington Examiner

by Mattie Duppler

Policymakers would be wise to grasp the opportunity to improve our social safety net to fit this new economic landscape.

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Reader’s Digest Needlessly Worries Moms

Via National Review

by Carrie L. Lukas

It’s a disappointing when the venerable Reader’s Digest serves up this kind of sloppy advice column. It may be successful click-bait, but it’s leaving readers less informed...

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TV

We shouldn't ignore the differences between smoking traditional tobacco products and vaping • Bold TV

Trump had good reason to pull out of meeting with North Korea • Making Money with Charles Payne

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Radio

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Mentions

Sucked into Eco-Activism: McDonald’s May Ban the Plastic Straw

Via LifeZette

by Julie Gunlock

In the name of the environment, some people are pushing incredibly impractical options on the fast food chain...

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Gone in 60 Seconds: Warren Reveals in Less Than a Minute Her Plan To Fundamentally Transform America

Via The Western Journal

by Hadley Heath

Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren reportedly stole the show at the Center for American Progress’ annual Ideas Conference in Washington on Tuesday as she laid out an aggressive liberal agenda and attacked President Donald Trump for undermining American democracy...

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How conservatives are poised to actually make paid family leave a reality

Via The Washington Post

by Carrie L. Lukas

Many new moms this Mother’s Day won’t get what they most want: time to recover from childbirth and care for their newborns without great financial sacrifice...

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