IWF Commentary:

United in Hatred: Occupy and Ferguson
August 29 2014
Charlotte Hays
Towhall

A mob is a mob...

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How To Slow The Pace Of Medial Progress
August 21 2014
Carrie L. Lukas
Washington Times

Taxing innovation impedes the pathway to breakthroughs. When an outbreak occurs, politicians can be counted on to make speeches about the vital cause of medical research. Yet rather than waiting for a medical crisis, Americans should be urging action now to rescind counterproductive policies, and instead create a health care system conducive to continued medical progress.

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Corruption in Cleveland
August 20 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

More than half a billion in taxpayer dollars went to a Cleveland agency, despite many red flags.

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Dead-Bird ‘Steamers’ at a California Solar Plant
August 19 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Reaching temps of 1,000ºF, this Obama-favored plant incinerates up to 28,000 birds annually.

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The New Republic Waters Down Women’s Studies Criticism
August 16 2014
Karin Agness
Red Alert Politics

“Women’s Studies Departments Are Failing Feminism” — this is a bold headline. Apparently, it was too bold for The New Republic.

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Gentlemen, Welcome To The Work-Life Balance Convo
August 15 2014
Karin Agness
Huffington Post

It's not just women who are discussing the challenge of work-life balance these days. Lots of people make similar trade-offs each and every day. But Max Schireson stands out because he is a man talking about work-life balance.

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"Affirmative Consent" Laws Create More Confusion and Problems Than They Would Solve
August 15 2014
Charlotte Hays
Townhall.com

In response to the notion that there is a “rape culture” on campus, the California state legislature is on the verge of passing a bill that drastically redefines our notion of what constitutes rape. It moves the ill-advised into the category of a serious criminal act.

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How Paid-Leave Law Threatens Women
August 15 2014
Carrie L. Lukas
New York Post

There’s a new fairy-tale front in the “War on Women”: a paid family- and medical-leave entitlement. It’s supposed to be the magic cure-all for expectant mothers and workers with sick loved ones suffering in evil corporate America.

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The EPA’s Shoddy Math
August 14 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

The Agency’s cost-benefit reports for new regs just don’t add up.

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The High Costs of the HealthCare.gov Debacle
August 13 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review - The Corner

 The final cost to taxpayers of HealthCare.gov’s tumultuous launch may actually be even higher than most reports suggest. That’s because, in the rush to enroll and absent a functional website, the federal government had to rely more heavily on non-tech contractors, too.

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Welshing on Wyoming’s Coal Industry
August 12 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Will a new edict from the EPA kill a business that’s made the state wealthy?

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Seattle's Minimum-Wage Hike Is Sure to End in Disaster
August 8 2014
Carrie L. Lukas
National Journal

Common sense and sound economic analysis say a $15 minimum wage will cost the community jobs and workers much-needed opportunities.

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President Obama Uses Back Door To Force Equal Pay
August 8 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer
Forbes

This president will hold on to the “women as victim” mantra until the day he leaves office. This week the Obama Administration took a major step toward mandating “comparable worth,” or “pay equity,” drafting new regulations which would require federal contractors to reveal pay data based on gender, race, and other demographics.

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Administration Pushes for a Less Flexible Work Environment
August 7 2014
Carrie L. Lukas
National Review - The Corner

Less flexibility and more red tape for American employers — which will be the outcome of these new rules — aren’t good news for employees, regardless of one’s gender or other demographic characteristics.  

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Obama’s Idea of Transparency
August 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

The administration blocks requests from Congress, journalists — even the inspectors general.

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“Lean In” to Life
August 7 2014
Karin Agness
Townhall.com

Young girls would be better off if so many “girl power” movements didn’t focus on single-minded careerism. Instead of just discussing how to “lean in” to work, we should broaden the discussion to how to “lean in” to life. After all, when we think of Barbie, we don’t just think about her career, but also Ken.

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Colorado Dems Reach Last-Minute Fracking Deal
August 6 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Colorado governor John Hickenlooper reached a last-minute deal on fracking yesterday with Boulder representative Jared Polis, who agreed to end his support for two state ballot measures that would have tightened up the rules for oil and gas drilling.

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American Grocery Bills Resemble Life in "The Hunger Games"
August 1 2014
Charlotte Hays
Townhall.com

While Washington indulges in high-toned debates over exactly when inflation officially sets in, POTUS and other elected officials need to know the realities the rest of us face as we push our grocery carts up and down the aisles of our neighborhood supermarkets.

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Friedman’s Legacy of Liberty—Not Intrusive Government—Benefits Women
July 31 2014
Vicki E. Alger

July 31 marks what would have been Milton Friedman’s 102nd birthday. He was a Nobel Prize-winning economist and key advisor to President Ronald Reagan. Above all, Friedman championed individual liberty and free markets instead of expansive and intrusive government.  This included his belief that all parents—regardless of their incomes or addresses—should be free to choose their and their children’s schools.

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How to Take the Free-Market Message to Young, Unmarried Voters
July 30 2014
Hadley Heath
Red Alert Politics

Free-market supporters can do better when it comes to improving communications and marketing liberty to millennials. 

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LePage Appeals and Repulses
July 30 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Campaigning for reelection, the governor of Maine finds a range of reactions to his welfare reforms.

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Obamacare Fraud: A How-To Guide
July 28 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Democrats wrongly claim that the GAO report doesn’t mean an opening for abuse.

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Flight MH17 Demonstrates Putin’s Way of Business
July 25 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
New York Post

Putin has blood on his hands. Flight 17 should shatter all illusion that the violence of such a nihilistic state will remain contained.

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An Ex-Navigator’s Story
July 24 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Linda Yannone says her positions weren’t political — they were simply about “justice.” 

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‘Run Liz Run’: Stuck in the Age of Folk
July 23 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer
Ricochet

Democrats know how to reach voters. I’m not talking about using better data or GOTV techniques – I mean how to reach people emotionally.

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