IWF Commentary:

Medicare Reform: Scrap the SGR and Use Markets to Control Costs
October 30 2014
Hadley Heath
Huffington Post

Instead of passing an annual "doc fix," we should finally fix Medicare's reimbursement system for good.

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Chivalry Is Dead, Long Live Feminism
October 30 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer
The Federalist

Call it chivalry or just plain manners, but men and women previously had a better framework for acceptable behavior, on and off the streets.

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A Glimmer of Hope for American Academia?
October 24 2014
Charlotte Hays
Townhall.com

All decent people want sexual misbehavior punished, but it is unclear why the Obama administration has taken a tact that demands the denial of due process to the accused.

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Not Just a Fracking Ban
October 23 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Two local “anti-fracking” California proposals could ban most oil and gas production.

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How Republicans Are Peeling Women Away from Democrats
October 21 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer
Ricochet

This election season we’ve seen many more groups – especially conservative women’s groups – actively engage in the conversation. This is a tremendous step in the right direction, and we’re apt to see a real difference at the polls next month.

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As Goes Maine . . .
October 17 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

His welfare reforms help Governor Paul LePage in his reelection bid, and point the way for other states.

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In Iraq, children are witness to horror of war
October 16 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
The Detroit News

Unfortunately, President Obama doesn’t get it. He doesn’t understand how his lack of commitment created a power vacuum, and he doesn’t understand how Iraq’s current (preventable) tragedy has spiritually eroded its people.

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Malala Is What The Real War On Women Looks Like
October 16 2014
Amber Smith
The Federalist

Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Prize was well earned, and it presents a moment to discuss genuine oppression of women worldwide.

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ISIS Tactics Illustrate Social Media’s New Place In Modern War
October 15 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
Tech Crunch

Where once both sides relied on reporters to cover the story of war, affording them relative safety, propaganda is increasingly crowding out independent journalists who pose a threat to warped narratives.

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Focusing On The Next, Better Health Care Reform Law
October 15 2014
Hadley Heath
The Washington Times

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was supposed to cure our nation's healthcare ills. Yet today, we still see symptoms of dysfunction. We can -- we must -- do more to create a better healthcare system for all Americans. That's why this week, across the country, healthcare reformers are joining together for Healthcare Solutions Week. Together, we can finally find the right solutions to our nation's persistent problems in healthcare policy.

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My Best Friend Was Sold Into ISIS Sex Slavery
October 14 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
Cosmopolitan

Iraqi high schooler Hengi Abdullah escaped the Islamic State and now lives as a refugee, worrying about her best friend, Sara*, who wasn't so lucky.

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Islamic State, on Tape
October 13 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Watch exclusive footage allegedly from the mobile phones of dead Islamic State fighters.

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As You Were Saying...Feds forget kids’ picky food habits
October 12 2014
Julie Gunlock
Boston Herald

Kids are finicky eaters. Most prefer a few favored items, making it a challenge for parents to provide their kids with the varied, nutritious meals that are critical for a growing body. And now, because of dietary guidelines soon to be released by the Obama administration, getting kids the food they need — particularly at school — is going to become even more difficult.

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What Microsoft’s CEO Gets Right about Workplace Culture
October 10 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer
National Review - The Corner

Women’s groups and media have jumped on Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, whose comments about women and the pay gap caused a stir this week. Nadella told an audience at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix that women shouldn’t necessarily ask for a raise; rather, they should have “faith that the system will give you the right raises as you go along.”

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Ebola and the Affordable Care Act
October 10 2014
Charlotte Hays
Townhall

Do we need more government press releases and promises about health care—or do we need a healthcare system that empowers patients and physicians rather than bureaucrats?

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Kobani Update
October 9 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online

ISIS may be on the verge of taking the besieged Syrian city.

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The EPA Chief's Text Messages Go Missing
October 9 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Gina McCarthy deleted thousands of texts from her agency cellphone; the EPA says they were personal.

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Schools: The New Social-Welfare Centers
October 9 2014
Julie Gunlock
National Review

Schools do everything from babysitting to providing summertime meals, and that’s not good for families.

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ISIS Is About to Overrun Syria’s Kurds
October 7 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

In Kobani, the Kurds are backed up against the Turkish border.

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Why Does Planned Parenthood Oppose Over-The-Counter Birth Control? Because They'd Make Less Money
September 29 2014
Hadley Heath
Forbes

Planned Parenthood opposes making some forms of routine birth controls available over-the-counter. For an organization that claims to be dedicated to reproductive health and access to such services, this stance on the deregulation of common, safe, and effective contraceptives seems illogical.  It is.

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From an Iraqi Churchyard
September 27 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Father Douglas Bazi ministers to the spiritual and physical needs of Christian refugees.

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Combat Boots and Guns
September 26 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Kurdistan’s economy is suffering badly. But its military-supply business is booming.

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How I Wish “Watters World” Had Covered the People’s Climate March
September 26 2014
Charlotte Hays
Townhall.com

But he wasn't really needed.

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The Battle of Kobane
September 24 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Syrian Kurds with little support stave off ISIS near the Turkish border.

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The Old Man Who Slept through ISIS
September 23 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Hossien Hainy Ahmad ignored warnings, took a nap, woke up, dealt with jihadis, and lived to tell the story.

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