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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
Abby Schachter



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



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



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



Goodbye Kitty?
July 16 2014
Abby Schachter



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



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



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



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



FLOTUS: Drawing the Wrong Lesson
June 20 2014
Abby Schachter



Fat Shaming (Slim) Kids
June 10 2014
Abby Schachter



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



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



A Modest Proposal for Mrs. Obama
May 28 2014
Abby Schachter



War on Parents: Lunch Edition
May 27 2014
Abby Schachter



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



Should You Stay Home for College?
May 20 2014
Abby Schachter



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



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



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



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



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



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



More on the Paltrow Flap
April 9 2014
Abby Schachter



Hot Tomato: Another GMO Lie Exposed
April 7 2014
Abby Schachter



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



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



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



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



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



California Leavin: Anywhere but the Golden State
March 11 2014
Abby Schachter



Marriage Penalty
February 28 2014
Abby Schachter



Another Alarmist, Unnecessary Toy Recall
February 25 2014
Abby Schachter



Greens Say “Hell No” To Keystone
February 20 2014
Abby Schachter



Zero Tolerance for Valentine’s Day
February 14 2014
Abby Schachter



Kutcher on Entrenched Monopolies and Regulatory Bullying
February 11 2014
Abby Schachter



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



Couric vs. FLOTUS in Statist Food Fight
January 27 2014
Abby Schachter



The Environmentalist Toddler Award Goes To….
January 24 2014
Abby Schachter



More Daycare, Less Regulation
January 22 2014
Abby Schachter



Environmentalist Toddlers Hurt The Rest Of Us
January 14 2014
Abby Schachter



Good News on Obesity from the Private Sector
January 10 2014
Abby Schachter



Your Tax Dollars Wasted on Grandparenting Tips
April 12 2014
Abby Schachter
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



The War on Fun
March 26 2014
Abby Schachter
Reason.com



Keeping Tesla Out Of New York Amounts To More Of The Same Old Crony-Capitalism And Protectionism
March 26 2014
Abby Schachter
Forbes



No Shoving: It’s Not a Nudge When it Comes from Washington
February 13 2014
Abby Schachter
The Weekly Standard



Couric vs. FLOTUS in Statist Food Fight
February 3 2014
Abby Schachter
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



A Bank for Moms' Milk
January 6 2014
Abby Schachter
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



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