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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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Congress Should Fix the ‘Doc Fix’ for Good

March 2 2015
by Hadley Heath

A Congressional vote on the so-called “Doc Fix” is unnecessary. Instead of putting taxpayers, Medicare patients, and doctors through the redundant rigmarole of a yearly vote to avoid automatic cuts, Congress should permanently fix Medicare’s fiscal problems and make the “Doc Fix” unnecessary forever more.

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Net Neutrality Will Become the Internet’s ObamaCare

February 27 2015
by Charlotte Hays

Almost behind the public’s back and with little fanfare, the FCC acceded yesterday to an Obama administration demand and voted that the internet be regulated like a public utility. 

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Personalizing learning for all students through Education Savings Accounts

February 25 2015
by Vicki E. Alger

Fifteen years ago Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Freidman noted that just because we finance education through government that does not mean government should be in charge of delivering education.

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Obama Vetoes Keystone, Ignoring His Own Administration’s Findings

February 25 2015
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It’s a blow to the American economy and particularly to his supporters in organized labor.

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A New GSA Scandal Says ‘Aloha’?

February 24 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

At the agency disgraced a few years ago for wasteful conferences, questionable spending and opaque accounting don’t seem to have stopped.

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The First Food Snob and Her Mommy Blogger Allies Make Mothering Difficult

February 17 2015
by Julie Gunlock

Michelle Obama, mommy bloggers, and organic fiends need to be honest about food science and stop shaming moms for doing quite well for their kids on a normal person's budget. 

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For the love of all that’s good, don’t see ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

February 13 2015
by Hadley Heath

Now that the novel is debuting as a movie, I beseech you: Do not go see it.

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Government Dieticians Tell Us, Never Mind Our Decades of Bad Advice

February 13 2015
by Julie Gunlock

Americans, prepare to feel angry: After years of watching our cholesterol, sacrificing shellfish and egg yolks and gloriously fatty pork and beef, and enduring day-glow yellow and too-soft tubs of butter substitute, Americans are about to be told by our government diet experts, “Oops . . . we had it all wrong.”

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College Experiment: You’re Not Doomed Without A Degree

February 13 2015
by Charlotte Hays

The Washington Post rolls out artillery to paint Scott Walker’s leaving Marquette in his senior year as a “failure.”

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Fed Wasted Millions on Activist-Spawned Media Frenzy About BPA Risks

February 12 2015
by Angela Logomasini

After a decade or more of alarming headlines about the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), you may be surprised to learn that it poses no significant health risks to humans, according to a recent European Union safety assessment. While such strong conclusions from a governmental agency may be politically surprising, the underlying science shouldn’t be.

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The Paid Sick Leave Debate: Let's Start With The Facts

February 10 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

As the discussion about paid leave policy options heats up, it's important to properly define the problem that we are seeking to address and not embrace the sometimes cartoonish portrait of the American workplace that's painted by the Left.

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Obama, A Misguided and Unaccountable Lame Duck Leader

February 4 2015
by Hadley Heath

President Obama’s latest budget — released Monday — was immediately pronounced Dead on Arrival. But an autopsy of the unrealistic plan tells us a lot about the misguided priorities and unaccountability of our lame duck leader.

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Are You Still Charlie?

January 30 2015
by Charlotte Hays

Mark Zuckerberg isn't. Heck, even Charlie Hebdo isn't still Charlie. 

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Russian Money, U.S. Energy

January 30 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

There is evidence that many of our anti-oil-and-gas environmentalists are funded by Moscow.

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Busting Myths About School Choice

January 29 2015
by Hadley Heath

The implementation of school choice is sure to become much more popular as the myths surrounding race, religion, and student outcomes are continually disproven. 

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Uncoupling

January 29 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

What happened to the working-class sitcoms? In his new book about the wages of class division in America, Labor’s Love Lost, Andrew Cherlin often refers to classic shows such as The HoneymoonersAll in the Family, and Roseanne. But today we have Modern Family and black-ish—programs in which the characters are all professionals or stay-at-home mothers and no one is ever worried about money.

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Some Parents Choose To Put Kids in Harm's Way

January 27 2015
by Julie Gunlock

We live in strange times. Many moms and dads will freak out about minuscule amounts of chemical preservatives in strawberry jam (added to keep the jam free of really dangerous pathogens, like listeria), or will read food labels until their eyes cross to avoid perfectly safe GMOs, artificial coloring, added sugars and a variety of other things they've "heard" or "read on the Internet" are harmful. Some parents, supported by state agencies, disapprove of other parents' decision to let kids walk home from a park. Yet many of these same parents will think nothing of skipping life-saving vaccinations.

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12 Women Explain What Women Want In 2015

January 27 2015
by Karin Agness

Here are some policy proposals, suggestions, and agendas from 12 right-of-center women leaders on what they would link to accomplish in 2015. 

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Parents Want Help, Not Day Care

January 23 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Obama would help them pay for day care, but most want help raising their children at home.

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No to 'Free' Community College; America's Cultural College Obsession Needs Changed

January 21 2015
by Hadley Heath

You may have heard the saying that “nothing is as expensive as free.”  That would be the case with “free” community college, which would essentially eliminate price competition from the community college market, and price competition is our only hope for truly holding prices down.

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The Fracking Fracas over Earthquakes

January 21 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Calm down, anti-frackers, a 3.0 quake is “not a danger to anybody.”

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New Government Report on Women and Obamacare: Propaganda and Fallacies

January 21 2015
by Hadley Heath

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released a report called “The Affordable Care Act: Advancing the Health of Women and Children.” In summary, the report touted that the majority (56 percent) of enrollees in exchange plans are women, that women are enjoying new coverage for no-copay preventive care, and that the uninsured rate among women has declined since 2013. The spin is enough to make you dizzy...

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A Blow against Union Violence

January 21 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

A Philadelphia labor boss is convicted after running his union like a crime syndicate.

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Obama's Renewed Push For Paid Leave Is A Raw Deal For Women

January 20 2015
by Sabrina Schaeffer

Tonight when the President gives his State of the Union address to the country, he’s going to be talking particularly to women about his newly proposed Healthy Families Act, a plan to mandate certain businesses with more than 15 employees allow workers to accrue up to 7 days of paid sick time. He will make it sound like gold at the end of the rainbow – the ultimate defense against employers who only allow workers to make use of unpaid leave mandated under the existing Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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