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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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Common Core: Federal Overreach Into A State Issue

May 22 2015
by Hadley Heath

The words “education,” “schools,” and “curriculum” do not appear in the U.S. Constitution or any Amendments...

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Teen Genius Solves College Loan Conundrum that So Baffles President Obama

May 22 2015
by Charlotte Hays

A brilliant young man has single-handedly solved the problem of college loan debt...

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Wine Alarmists Should Stick a Cork In It

May 19 2015
by Julie Gunlock

There is stiff competition in the wine industry, which means I can get wines from around the world at prices I can afford.Yet with competition comes increased need to attract customers. And some companies are resorting to a new strategy: Alarmism...

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Celebrity ‘community service’ only serves the celebs

May 18 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Why would we want any more criminal celebrities being integrated into the “community?”

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Seven Things College Women Should Know for Life After Graduation

May 18 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

For women to make the most of the opportunities before them, they should rethink some of what they’ve learned during college...

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ACA Merely Shifts Costs from One Set of Consumers to Another

May 14 2015
by Hadley Heath

A response to the recent Charlotte Observer editorial praising the ACA...

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Smart Solutions Needed to Help Boost Earnings

May 12 2015
by Carrie L. Lukas

Americans want people to have jobs that pay well and provide good benefits...

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The surprising truth about the Bible & modern bigotry

May 12 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

In a little more than a month, the Museum of Biblical Art is going to close. It’s a small museum on the Upper West Side, but it has consistently put on high-quality exhibits and the fact that it will disappear is a shame...

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Greens’ ridiculous ‘feminist’ assault on fracking

May 11 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

Speaking at the University of Pittsburgh last month, green activist Sandra Steingraber declared fracking a “feminist issue”...

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Carly Fiorina and the F-Word

May 8 2015
by Charlotte Hays

The F-word is fired... 

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Sierra Club Caught in Anti-Coal Fakery

May 6 2015
by Jillian Kay Melchior

A petition to close down a coal plant from the green group listed some supporters who say they hadn’t signed on...

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Living the American dream: A pregnant mom’s escape from Vietnam

May 4 2015
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

If you met Phuonglien Nguyen like I did, in the spring of 1995 when I was looking for a roommate, you would have assumed she was like any other multi-tasking, hard-working Harvard undergraduate. But this government major with a steady boyfriend and a list of extracurricular activities longer than her arm was literally living the American dream...

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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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