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Empower Parents to Shield Students From Bullying

January 22 2020
by Vicki E. Alger

Public schools throughout Michigan have a problem keeping students safe.

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Conservatives Should Be Open to a Trial in the Senate

January 21 2020
by Heather Higgins and Jennifer C. Braceras

A Senate impeachment trial is both an opportunity conservatives should embrace, and a firecracker the left should fear.

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Do You Want New And Better Working Paradigms?

January 20 2020
by Carrie L. Lukas

The media focuses on the personalities and horserace politics, but voters know that elections are more than popularity contests. They determine what policies will be put in place, which profoundly impact all of us.

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The Women's March isn't about uniting women. It's about hating Trump

January 20 2020
by Karin Agness

What unifies participants in the Women’s March isn’t that they are women, but that they share a dislike of President Trump and support for liberal causes.

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Women's March should support all women - Not just oppose one man

January 18 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

To their detriment, leaders of the Women’s March continue to prioritize resistance to President Trump, while ignoring big everyday concerns of many women, such as how to afford time off for a new baby.

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Black Women Are Right to Walk Away From the Women's March

January 17 2020
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

The Women’s March has been rife with problems from its founding. From allegations of anti-Semitism in its leadership to the marginalization of black women, the Women’s March has been anything but welcoming to all women.

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Equal Rights Amendment will replace equality with enforced sameness

January 17 2020
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

On Wednesday, Virginia ratified the Equal Rights Amendment and was celebrated by proponents as the 38th state to do so, which they claim meets the required threshold for amending the highest law in the land.

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Do You Need Empathy to Be a Good Foster Parent?

January 16 2020
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

To the extent that we think of foster parents as people who must completely empathize with and become indignant at the injustice felt by those they care for, we may turn these roles into those of martyrs and saints.

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Democrats embrace weak policies

January 15 2020
by Carrie Sheffield

During Tuesday's presidential primary debate, Democrats continued their embrace of policies that would make our country poorer, less free, less safe and less fair.

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Taiwan stands up to Beijing and its insidious election interference

January 9 2020
by Elisha Maldonado

Watching the Hong Kong protests from its nearby perch all summer long and into the New Year, Taiwan has seen up close how China keeps its promises to respect liberties.

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How the left is trying to resurrect the unnecessary Equal Rights Amendment

January 2 2020
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

As America enters a new decade, progressives are stepping boldly into … the bra-burning feminism of the 1970s. Specifically, they’re trying to resurrect the Equal Rights Amendment, the radical feminist constitutional amendment the rest of us had long thought a dead issue.

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Team Trump's big blow to the college cartel

January 2 2020
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Elite private colleges across the country now sport price tags in the $75,000 per year range, an amount beyond the reach of all but the most affluent families. Traditionally, they have held all the bargaining power — but that may soon change, thanks to a new initiative from Team Trump.

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DeVos Restores Fairness To Campus Sexual Misconduct Cases

January 2 2020
by Jennifer C. Braceras

A survey suggests that attempts to address sexual assault on campus, although well intentioned, have done so at the expense of fairness, and, in many cases, the truth.

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Hong Kong’s Protesters Give Me Hope

December 31 2019
by Claudia Rosett

They deliver a blazing reminder of the essential grit and glory of the human spirit.

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Schools Shouldn’t Need School-Supply Santas

December 26 2019
by Vicki E. Alger

School districts already have budgeted more than $8,000 per classroom for supplies this school year. So why are teachers also serving as school-supply Santas?

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Counterpoint: Santa Says Coal-Shaming Needs to End

December 23 2019
by Mandy Gunasekara

President Trump is getting coal in his stocking this year, but not for being naughty. Rather, as a sign of the "beautiful, clean" fuel that is a key part of our nation's energ story that has produced a record-breaking economy alongside world-leading environmental progress.

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We Need Fair Benefit Policies That Create Flexibility, Not New Burdens

December 16 2019
by Carrie L. Lukas

When it comes to the federal workforce, paid leave policies should be considered in the context of their entire compensation package. After all, the costs of these new benefits will have to be paid by taxpayers, most of whom have far less generous compensation packages than do federal workers.

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Unhappy Women in Modern, Egalitarian Marriages: A Review of "A Marriage Story"

December 16 2019
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Maybe society has created unrealistic expectations for women, for whom marriage not only means finding a soulmate and a helpful father and a breadwinner, but it is also an exercise in self-fulfillment.

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One in Four Women Don’t Go to Work Two Weeks After Giving Birth

December 13 2019
by Carrie L. Lukas

It's understandable to want to dramatize a problem--like paid parental leave--when you are urging action, but a lack of accuracy and a false narrative about new moms may lead to poor policy decisions and create lasting harm for those that we all want to help.

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Ranked-choice voting threatens to distort election outcomes

December 12 2019
by Jennifer C. Braceras

Frequently hailed as a way to reduce polarization, ranked-choice voting is, in fact, a dangerously complex process that threatens to distort election outcomes.

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This bipartisan plan is the most progressive approach to paid parental leave

December 11 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro

Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Kyrsten Simena (D-Ariz.) just introduced the first bipartisan bill for a federal program supporting paid parental leave.

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Tax Grinches (Sanders And Warren) Want To Kill Charitable Christmas Giving

December 11 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Measures that discourage giving put at risk work that could improve and even save lives and move our society toward greater progress, equality, and prosperity.

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A Defiant Stand for Freedom

December 11 2019
by Claudia Rosett

Hong Kong’s struggle against tyranny, and why it matters

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A paid parental leave plan conservatives can support

December 6 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro

This bipartisan plan is a pragmatic approach to supporting parental leave that conservatives can get behind.

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Why You Need to Call the Federal Government About Your Health Care

December 6 2019
by Hadley Heath

The administration’s proposed rules would require hospitals and insurers to share real net prices for healthcare services. Such changes could dramatically change how Americans shop for and consume health care, because they’d infuse our system with information, competition, and accountability.

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