IWF Commentary:

Has the "War on Women" Jumped the Shark?
September 12 2014
Charlotte Hays
Townhall.com

With ISIS beheading innocent Americans, suddenly forcing Jesuits to pay for birth control doesn’t seem so relevant anymore.

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Bad Rep
September 11 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Does the Democratic power broker Chaka Fattah run a crime family?

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Obama Rule Unfairly Targets Disadvantaged Students
September 9 2014
Carrie L. Lukas
U.S. News & World Report

The poor are most likely to be hurt by new rules curtailing loans to students at for-profit colleges.

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Democrats' big government solutions don't provide answer to women's problems
September 9 2014
Sabrina Schaeffer
The Washington Examiner

In politics, the more things change the more they stay the same. And with the midterm political season in full swing, Democrats are once again turning to the old “war on women” trope.

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Ladies, don’t be fooled by Cosmo
September 5 2014
Karin Agness
Washington Times

From the wardrobe to the bedroom, Cosmo is known for offering women advice about the most intimate aspects of their lives. But the magazine has found a new aspect of women’s lives they’d like to shape—their decisions in the voting booth.

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Another Crisis for America: But This One We Can All Do Something About
September 5 2014
Carrie Lukas
Forbes

Pessimism threatens to become a new normal in America.  

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It’s Time to #BanBossy School Lunch Ladies
September 5 2014
Julie Gunlock
The Federalist

Snack sales surge, thanks to Michelle Obama's school lunch deforms.

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Amanda Marcotte Almost Gets It Right
September 4 2014
Julie Gunlock
National Review - The Corner

Marcotte is right to call out food writers such as Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman, who tell parents that only certain (read: expensive, boutique-shop carrying, organic, local, heirloom, unprocessed) food will do for little Timmy and Susie. 

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HealthCare.gov Hack Reminiscent of Earlier Vermont Exchange Attack
September 4 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Obamacare vulnerabilities abound on the federal and state levels.

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

A mob is a mob...

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Bye Bye Birdie
August 27 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

Does the government give green-energy firms a free pass on bird deaths?

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Stubbed Out
August 22 2014
Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review

The cigar industry says the FDA’s proposed regulations would be devastating.

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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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