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Sacramento School: Hey, Let's Dumb Down Education for Immigrants!

July 4 2015
by Charlotte Hays

A republic such as the one born 239 years ago tomorrow requires a populace capable of citizenship...

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Why Carly Fiorina’s feminism flummoxes liberals

July 1 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Carly Fiorina has become a darling among conservatives hungry for an unapologetic advocate for rolling back big government...

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School Dress Codes: Tool of the Patriarchy?

June 29 2015
by Julie Gunlock

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How It Feels to Be a Conservative Amid a Liberal Tsunami

June 29 2015
by Lisa Schiffren

It’s been an unhappy week in conservative America...

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The Overpraised Child: Yearbook Edition

June 24 2015
by Julie Gunlock

When did it become normal to pay to have an advertisement placed in the back of your kid’s elementary school yearbook?

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Local Democrats’ Uprising against Draconian Obama EPA Regs

June 23 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Dozens of Democratic municipal and state politicians, minority leaders, and labor bosses have recently penned letters protesting the Obama administration’s proposed ozone rules, claiming that the sweeping regulations would have devastating economic consequences, particularly for America’s most vulnerable...

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Why Now is the Time for an Anita Hill Movie

June 23 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Seen solely through a political lens, the timing of HBO’s upcoming movie about Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings—and particularly Anita Hill’s accusations that he sexually harassed her—seems suspicious...

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Happy Postmodern Father’s Day!

June 22 2015
by Charlotte Hays

The Washington Post hit upon a decidedly postmodern way to celebrate Father’s Day yesterday: a disturbing piece about a physically and mentally abusive father and a second essay arguing that more dads need to become the “lead parent” in bringing up kids...

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New Indiana Rape Law: Anti-Rapist Rather than Anti-Man

June 19 2015
by Charlotte Hays

In an era when rape culture, as it is known, is a feminist talking point, youd think that feminists would be lining up to praise the new law. You would be wrong...

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The ‘toxic’ lies behind Jessica Alba’s booming baby business

June 18 2015
by Julie Gunlock

Actress Jessica Alba, co-founder of the ironically named “The Honest Company,” recently declared, “One billion feels like a small number.” Alba was referring to her companies’ profits, made not by being honest with consumers but by spreading lies about her competitors...

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In Other Trans News . . . Fats Are Now Banned

June 17 2015
by Julie Gunlock

Transfats have been on the FDA’s radar for years...

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Cybersecurity Incompetence Pervaded Obamacare’s Rollout, Long Before China’s Recent Cyberattack

June 17 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

The recent Chinese cyberattack that compromised the data of as many as 4.2 million public employees — one of the biggest thefts of federal data in U.S. history — has given new urgency to longstanding concerns over the cybersecurity of HealthCare.gov and several state exchanges...

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You Have More Time Than You Think

June 16 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Rather than handwringing about “having it all,” Laura Vanderkam encourages women to recognize the balance they already have and consider how much more is possible...

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Billions Spent on Green Upgrades with no Proof that They Saved Energy

June 16 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

The federal government spent more than $4.28 billion in stimulus money on green upgrades to public buildings — but today, it has no idea if those huge expenditures actually made the facilities any more energy efficient...

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NLRB sides with racist union workers over their employers

June 15 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

On June 5, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of a racist member of the United Steelworkers Union, forcing his employer not only to hire him back but also to give him back pay...

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A Warning You Don't Need: Don't Let Your Baby Eat His Car Seat

June 5 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Another ridiculous study trying to worry parents about a non-issue.  

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Charnice Milton, An American Daughter

June 5 2015
by Charlotte Hays

No condolence note from President Obama yet...

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Why Liberals Oppose Over-the-Counter Birth Control

June 4 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

The supposedly pro-woman Left has erupted into fury this past week, denouncing new legislation proposed by Senator Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) that seeks to encourage over-the-counter status for birth control...

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Hey, Boomers — look in the mirror before you bash Millennials

June 4 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Pew Research Center reported this week that Millennials are far more likely to get their news from social media than from local TV. Perhaps that’s because we’re carefully curating our news sources, sick of the traditional media constantly berating our generation as mooching, lazy, self-absorbed, dependent and unfocused...

 

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NYC Is Going to the Dogs

June 2 2015
by Lisa Schiffren

As murder rate spikes and quality of life sinks, New Yorkers feel like they're watching a 1970s movie...

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The feminist revolution is eating its own

June 2 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

The revolution always eats its own. That’s the lesson from a recent essay by Northwestern University’s Laura Kipnis...

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Stop the Madness! Give a Better Present to Your Kid’s Teacher

June 2 2015
by Julie Gunlock

End-of-the-year teacher’s gifts have become tricky territory for parents...

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Expanding the Lifeline Phone Subsidy — Here Comes Obamanet

June 1 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

The Obama administration Thursday announced a plan to expand the troubled Lifeline program, which subsidizes phone service, to also include broadband coverage. Despite the enormous potential for even more waste, fraud, and abuse in a program already famous for such fiscal irresponsibility, the Democrat-controlled Federal Communications Commission is nonetheless likely to approve this proposal...

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Why powerful men now hide behind open doors

May 26 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

"I always leave my door open when female students are in my office.”

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Government hurdles await new college grads

May 23 2015
by Abby Schachter

If you've just graduated from college — mazel tov! You've completed your studies and, degree in hand, are ready to enter the adult workforce...

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