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What We Can Learn From 3 Americans Who Fought, Disarmed Attacker on Paris Train

August 27 2015
by Amber Smith

The thwarted terrorist attack by three Americans on a Paris bound train last week exposed a flaw in terrorist tactics...

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Why the “War on Women” Rhetoric Never Ends

August 26 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Just as nothing can replace the sounds of Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole at Christmastime, for Democrats, it just isn’t campaign season without the familiar chorus charging Republicans with threatening to destroy Social Security. The 2016 cover of this classic has a slight twist: Republican calls to reform Social Security aren’t just being cast as an attack on the elderly, they’re also a part of the “War on Women.”

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Why the “War on Women” Rhetoric Never Ends

August 26 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Just as nothing can replace the sounds of Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole at Christmastime, for Democrats, it just isn’t campaign season without the familiar chorus charging Republicans with threatening to destroy Social Security...

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John Oliver’s cockeyed bid to have the feds vet churches

August 25 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Pastor Creflo Dollar recently explained to his flock why they should ignore his critics and give money toward his $65 million private jet...

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When Pigs Fly

August 21 2015
by Charlotte Hays

A woman with a crying baby in her arms bearing down on the luxuriously empty seat next to you used to be every airline passenger’s worst nightmare. That was before pigs started flying...

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Time to Rate the Republican Presidential Hopefuls Health Care Plans

August 21 2015
by Hadley Heath

A few Republican presidential hopefuls have offered specific healthcare proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare...

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Ashley Madison hack shows that shameful behavior is always risky

August 21 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Sometimes bad things happen to bad people...

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I'm Paying For What?

August 21 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Here are some line items that don’t make it on most families’ official budgets—but you pay for them just the same...

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Maine Cracks Down on Welfare-for-Drugs

August 20 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

EBT cards, which allow welfare recipients to withdraw cash benefits, have repeatedly appeared at drug busts in Maine, where they are being used as currency, new state records show...

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Target missing the mark with gender sign changes

August 20 2015
by Sabrina Schaeffer

This month, Target (every mom’s favorite everything-under-one-roof retailer) has announced it will end “gender-based signage.”

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How choice can end a New York school war

August 17 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Like most problems with our education system, what ails East Ramapo could be solved with school choice...

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EPA’s stringent smog rules could suffocate economic opportunity

August 15 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

The EPA is pursuing standards that even the federal government can’t meet on national park land...

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The Forgotten Trump

August 14 2015
by Charlotte Hays

If you knew Donald Trump like I know Donald Trump, it would seem par for the multimillion dollar, luxury golf course that the fallout from what was an unusually impressive GOP presidential debate has devolved into Mr. Trump's slinging charges that a female moderator who asked him "mean" questions was in her period...

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The Uphill Battle to Improve the Conservative Brand

August 13 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

If Donald Trump really wants to win the Republican nomination, and advance the cause of less government and greater freedom, I sure wish he’d read Arthur Brooks’ new book, The Conservative Heart

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Are Braces Necessary?

August 12 2015
by Julie Gunlock

Modern parenting can be costly...

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EPA Shrugs after Spilling Millions of Gallons of Toxic Water into a River in the Mountain States

August 12 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

The EPA is drawing heavy criticism for its response to the disaster...

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Hate Long and Costly Election Seasons?

August 11 2015
by Hadley Heath

Support limited government.

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Daddy Dearest

August 10 2015
by Charlotte Hays

New York real estate mogul Maurice Laboz, who died earlier this year, leaving behind a reported $37 million fortune, has been posthumously dubbed “Daddy Dearest” by the tabloids. “People try to control from the grave,” says divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, who will likely represent Laboz’s daughters in trying to undo their father’s will, “but I’ve never seen it as bad as this.”

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Are teens having second thoughts about oversharing online?

August 10 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

‘Well, it’s social media for girls and porn for boys.”

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It's Time For Legal Reform

August 10 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

For all of our problems, America’s economic system continues to be an engine of new ideas and innovation. Sadly, this traditional strength is threatened by what must surely be one of our economy’s most profound weaknesses: our litigation system and the explosion of frivolous lawsuits...

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Hillary’s Path to Greatness

August 9 2015
by Lisa Schiffren

Good evening Secretary Clinton. May we call you Hillary?

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Well-intentioned red tape is still red tape

August 6 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Last week, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development considered a bill that sponsor claims will shrink this wage gap and help women to earn more. Yet the bill’s provisions—however well intentioned—are unlikely to do much to change the statistical difference between men and women’s earnings...

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Healthcare Consolidation Leaves Consumers With Fewer Choices And More Problems

August 6 2015
by Hadley Heath

Consolidation among healthcare companies is leaving consumers with fewer choices and more problems...

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Lies for ‘Likes’

August 5 2015
by Julie Gunlock

Top 5 food myths that invade your Facebook feed...

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Overtime Rules Undermine Workers--Especially Women

August 5 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

The Department of Labor just proposed new regulations that would mean that millions of workers will spend more time as hourly employees, rather than on salary...

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