Bringing Technology to People Who Need Access

Carrie L. Lukas

August 19 2014

It's everyone's job -- not just government -- to help people in need.  

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The New Republic Waters Down Women’s Studies Criticism

Karin Agness

August 16 2014

“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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If Possible, Avoid Borrowing for College

Hadley Heath

August 15 2014

Here are some tips for how to avoid borrowing for college, or at least minimize the amount of loans you take. While educational debt is often called "good debt," it's still a burden.

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Gentlemen, Welcome To The Work-Life Balance Convo

Karin Agness

August 15 2014

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

Charlotte Hays

August 15 2014

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

Carrie L. Lukas

August 15 2014

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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Welshing on Wyoming’s Coal Industry

Jillian Kay Melchior

August 12 2014

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

Carrie L. Lukas

August 8 2014

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

Sabrina Schaeffer

August 8 2014

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

Carrie L. Lukas

August 7 2014

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

Jillian Kay Melchior

August 7 2014

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

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“Lean In” to Life

Karin Agness

August 7 2014

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

Jillian Kay Melchior

August 6 2014

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"

Charlotte Hays

August 1 2014

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

Vicki E. Alger

July 31 2014

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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