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Abby Schachter

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Abby W. Schachter is a Pittsburgh-based writer and blogger.

A working journalist since 1991, Abby has served as a politics and pop culture blogger, an op-ed page and books editor, a foreign correspondent, an editorial writer, and most recently a libertarian columnist and Jewish commentator for such publications as the New York Post, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the Jerusalem Post, the Jerusalem Report, the Forward, the Washington Times, and the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle.

Abby is currently writing her first book entitled Captain Mommy vs. the Nanny State: How government rules, regulations & bans get between parents and their kids.

Abby is a regular contributor to Reason and Acculturated and her writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bee Magazine, Tablet, and the Jewish Review of Books.

Abby is a graduate of McGill University in her hometown of Montreal and she has an MA in History from Brandeis University.

Between journalism stints, Abby spent a few years in corporate America working at Sanford Bernstein and Co., Inc. and McKinsey and Company.

When not working, Abby spends her days in Iron City raising four children with her artist husband Ben Schachter.

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Recent Articles:

Why We Should Export Crude Oil
September 11 2014


Oh, Baby, You're So Expensive!
August 19 2014


Good News: U.S. Exports a Tanker of Oil to South Korea--But It Wasn't Easy
July 31 2014


More on Michelle Obama's School Lunch Fiasco
July 17 2014


Goodbye Kitty?
July 16 2014


The Summer Job: The Effects Last a Lifetime
July 9 2014


The Energy Biz: Getting Pumped Up Over Local Solutions
July 8 2014


Braiding: When Small Businesses Get Tied in Knots by State Licensing Authorities
July 2 2014


Working Families Summit: A Political Rally by Another Name?
June 24 2014


FLOTUS: Drawing the Wrong Lesson
June 20 2014


Fat Shaming (Slim) Kids
June 10 2014


Michelle Obama's War on the Humble Potato
June 6 2014


New York: Considering Mandatory HIV Testing for 13-Year-Olds
June 2 2014


A Modest Proposal for Mrs. Obama
May 28 2014


War on Parents: Lunch Edition
May 27 2014


War on Parents: Do You Need an FBI Background Check to Volunteer at School?
May 22 2014


Should You Stay Home for College?
May 20 2014


Do Working Mothers Need a Licensing Fairness Act?
May 12 2014


Rape and Justice: Why Shoddy Numbers Are to Be Avoided
May 6 2014


Pipeline Vs. Rail: Environmentalist Stop the Safer Method of Transporting Oil
May 5 2014


Cuomo: I Don't Need to Debate Rick Perry
April 25 2014


The Current State of Marriage: Bad for Kids, Bad for All of Us
April 17 2014


Who's NOT Speaking Up for Ayan Hirsi Ali?
April 11 2014


More on the Paltrow Flap
April 9 2014


Hot Tomato: Another GMO Lie Exposed
April 7 2014


Your Tax Dollar at Work: Grandparenting Tips from the USDA
April 2 2014


Safety Alarmism: Liberal Writer Hanna Rosin Addresses the Issue
March 26 2014


Lowry: "Warrior Mom" Fighting Wrong War
March 19 2014


The Tesla Dilemma: Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right
March 18 2014


Paul Ryan’s Apology: He Doesn’t Owe One
March 17 2014


California Leavin: Anywhere but the Golden State
March 11 2014


Marriage Penalty
February 28 2014


Another Alarmist, Unnecessary Toy Recall
February 25 2014


Greens Say “Hell No” To Keystone
February 20 2014


Zero Tolerance for Valentine’s Day
February 14 2014


Kutcher on Entrenched Monopolies and Regulatory Bullying
February 11 2014


The State Department Report Clearing Keystone Probably Didn't Make A Bit Of Difference
February 3 2014


Couric vs. FLOTUS in Statist Food Fight
January 27 2014


The Environmentalist Toddler Award Goes To….
January 24 2014


More Daycare, Less Regulation
January 22 2014


Environmentalist Toddlers Hurt The Rest Of Us
January 14 2014


Good News on Obesity from the Private Sector
January 10 2014


 
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