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The campus crusade to ‘safely’ squelch speech

April 27 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

When he co-founded the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education 15 years ago, civil-rights attorney Harvey Silverglate hoped it would disappear after 10 years. “Surely,” he thought, “these speech codes...

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Is Obamacare Sexist?

April 27 2015
by Hadley Heath

The Left only brings out the disparate effects of government policies when it serves their agenda. Here, it’s with Obamacare.

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FEC Hearts Hillary

April 24 2015
by Charlotte Hays

Like the IRS, which harassed tea party groups applying for nonprofit status, the FEC appears to be the latest powerful federal bureaucracy to let slip the mask and reveal a Democratic Party face.

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The Gender Bias That Just Isn't There: Voters Are Ready For A Woman President Who Fits Their Ideology

April 21 2015
by Sabrina Schaeffer

Hillary Clinton is officially running not just to be President, but to become the first woman President.  It was a key theme of her announcement and will be of her campaign.  And underlying much of the conversation is the expectation that her gender will matter to voters – and will likely be a handicap.

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Harvard’s wacky campus-sex survey

April 20 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

The Harvard administration seems to be on a fishing expedition.

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Childless Women's Perspective Missing From Work-Family Balance Debate

April 20 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Of course, we want to workplaces to enable working mothers to advance in their careers, but we need to be fair to working women without children too.

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An ‘Oppressive Society’ Isn’t Forcing Women to Marry and Have Kids

April 19 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

“Are women people yet?” This is the question with which Kate Bolick concludes her new book “Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own.” Bolick, the 40-something singleton, argues that even...

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Skip the Sharing, Kids

April 15 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

‘Sometimes Kids Don’t Need To Share.” That was the title of a recent revelatory piece on Christianity Today’s Web site.

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Pure Politics: Myth of Equal Pay Day

April 14 2015
by Sabrina Schaeffer

In the wake of Hillary Clinton's presidential announcement, the "holiday" has special meaning. Clinton's election will no doubt center on women voters, and the Democratic women's agenda centers on pay equity and fairness in the workplace.

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Exaggerated wage gap doesn't represent the problem leftists claim

April 14 2015
by Hadley Heath

April 14 is “Equal Pay Day” – the day feminist groups say women must work into 2015 in order for them to “catch up” to men’s earnings in 2014.  They point to a Department of Labor statistic that shows women earn 78 cents to a man’s dollar.

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Why The U.S. House Is Suing The Obama Administration

April 13 2015
by Hadley Heath

Articles I, II, and III of the Constitution describe the roles of the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of the federal government. It’s clear that the Founders intended for Congress to make the laws, the administration to enforce the laws, and the courts to interpret the laws.  Although this doctrine of Separation of Powers sounds simple, it’s not. The administrative branch holds great power to promulgate regulations and make executive decisions (orders and actions) that wield the force of law, and today, many fear that this power is being abused.

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Women Look to Hillary for Leadership

April 12 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

It's official: Hillary Clinton is running for president. On Equal Pay Day, rather than parroting the tired trope that women are shortchanged, Clinton should talk honestly about the tradeoffs women face, the value of their sacrifices to support family and communities and the need for a culture that truly respects both women and men. 

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I Blame “Jackie”: But Rolling Stone and the Columbia J School "Sleuths" Deserve Much More Blame

April 10 2015
by Charlotte Hays

At a Columbia School of Journalism press conference earlier this week to answer questions about the J Schools investigation of Rolling Stone magazines faked story about Jackie, the still unidentified undergraduate who claimed she was gang raped by bunch of sociopathic preppies at the University of Virginia, journalism academic affairs dean Sheila Coronel made an astonishing admission.

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Facts matter: Left Sticks To ‘Narratives,’ Evidence Be Damned

April 7 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

As with many other stories that don’t fit into the right narrative, the media will continue to draw the wrong lessons.

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Adding Corruption to ObamaCare Incompetence

April 1 2015
by Hadley Heath

Oregon ranks high in the health care saga of scandal and shame

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More Taxpayer $$$ to Another ‘Green’ Obama Backer

March 31 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Politically connected Alcoa wins a loan to manufacture a product that will . . . increase carbon emissions.

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Greens Gone Wild on College Campuses

March 31 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

If you want to understand how thick the bubble around higher education is, try this experiment: Ask the parent of a 12-year-old if they think higher education is “sustainable.”

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New Obama administration fracking regs especially hurt Native Americans

March 29 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Last summer, as President Barack Obama visited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Cannon Ball, he called the economic and educational hardships faced by Native Americans “a moral call to action.” The president has claimed he will write a “new chapter” by keeping promises to Native Americans, but sadly, his administration’s recent regulations deny Native Americans economic opportunities they sorely need.

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Like a Rolling Stone: You Don’t Have to Have Two Pulitzers Under Your Belt to Know How the Magazine Got it Wrong

March 26 2015
by Charlotte Hays

When Columbia J School dean Steve Coll finishes his external investigation of Rolling Stone magazines disastrous U Va gang rape story, the magazine will release Colls findings to the public. Now thats suspense!

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Washington’s Redundant Fracking Regulations

March 24 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Congress has reserved that authority for states, but Democrats have elbowed in.

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Servergate Doesn’t Matter: Hillary Was Never Going to Be President Anyway

March 23 2015
by Lisa Schiffren

Hillary Clinton doesn’t seem to care about getting caught cheating again. And she isn’t handing over that private server she set up to keep her actions from Congressional oversight committees, the president and the American people, whom she ostensibly served as Secretary of State, anytime soon. Why would she?

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If You Don’t Want Your Kid to be a Narcissist, Get Tougher Now

March 14 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

“Parents are far too promiscuous with their praise these days, leaving kids with the impression that they should be thanked or rewarded for doing things parents used to expect of kids — like being polite and keeping their rooms clean.”

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Hard Drives

March 12 2015
by Charlotte Hays

Hillary Clintons account of her State Department years is entitled Hard Choices. Now, it turns out she might more aptly called her memoir Hard Drives.

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Government Should Help Parents, Not Daycare Providers

March 9 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Most parents prefer to care for their own children or informal childcare arrangements with family and friends. Government shouldn’t make any childcare choices more difficult or expensive.

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Top Five Myths about King v. Burwell

March 3 2015
by Hadley Heath

When the public is under-informed about an issue, this provides an opening for those with the biggest microphones (like the White House and the mainstream media) to tell only their version of the story. Sadly, the result is often misinformation.

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