A Glimmer of Hope for American Academia?

Charlotte Hays

October 24 2014

All decent people want sexual misbehavior punished, but it is unclear why the Obama administration has taken a tact that demands the denial of due process to the accused.

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Not Just a Fracking Ban

Jillian Kay Melchior

October 23 2014

Two local “anti-fracking” California proposals could ban most oil and gas production.

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How Republicans Are Peeling Women Away from Democrats

Sabrina Schaeffer

October 21 2014

This election season we’ve seen many more groups – especially conservative women’s groups – actively engage in the conversation. This is a tremendous step in the right direction, and we’re apt to see a real difference at the polls next month.

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As Goes Maine . . .

Jillian Kay Melchior

October 17 2014

His welfare reforms help Governor Paul LePage in his reelection bid, and point the way for other states.

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In Iraq, children are witness to horror of war

Jillian Kay Melchior

October 16 2014

Unfortunately, President Obama doesn’t get it. He doesn’t understand how his lack of commitment created a power vacuum, and he doesn’t understand how Iraq’s current (preventable) tragedy has spiritually eroded its people.

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Malala Is What The Real War On Women Looks Like

Amber Smith

October 16 2014

Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Prize was well earned, and it presents a moment to discuss genuine oppression of women worldwide.

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ISIS Tactics Illustrate Social Media’s New Place In Modern War

Jillian Kay Melchior

October 15 2014

Where once both sides relied on reporters to cover the story of war, affording them relative safety, propaganda is increasingly crowding out independent journalists who pose a threat to warped narratives.

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Focusing On The Next, Better Health Care Reform Law

Hadley Heath

October 15 2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was supposed to cure our nation's healthcare ills. Yet today, we still see symptoms of dysfunction. We can -- we must -- do more to create a better healthcare system for all Americans. That's why this week, across the country, healthcare reformers are joining together for Healthcare Solutions Week. Together, we can finally find the right solutions to our nation's persistent problems in healthcare policy.

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My Best Friend Was Sold Into ISIS Sex Slavery

Jillian Kay Melchior

October 14 2014

Iraqi high schooler Hengi Abdullah escaped the Islamic State and now lives as a refugee, worrying about her best friend, Sara*, who wasn't so lucky.

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Greens Mock a Breast-Cancer-Prevention Effort

Jillian Kay Melchior

October 13 2014

An awareness-raising pink drill bit looks like a “phallic cyborg” or a “parasitic worm,” they say.

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Islamic State, on Tape

Jillian Kay Melchior

October 13 2014

Watch exclusive footage allegedly from the mobile phones of dead Islamic State fighters.

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As You Were Saying...Feds forget kids’ picky food habits

Julie Gunlock

October 12 2014

Kids are finicky eaters. Most prefer a few favored items, making it a challenge for parents to provide their kids with the varied, nutritious meals that are critical for a growing body. And now, because of dietary guidelines soon to be released by the Obama administration, getting kids the food they need — particularly at school — is going to become even more difficult.

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What Microsoft’s CEO Gets Right about Workplace Culture

Sabrina Schaeffer

October 10 2014

Women’s groups and media have jumped on Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, whose comments about women and the pay gap caused a stir this week. Nadella told an audience at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix that women shouldn’t necessarily ask for a raise; rather, they should have “faith that the system will give you the right raises as you go along.”

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Ebola and the Affordable Care Act

Charlotte Hays

October 10 2014

Do we need more government press releases and promises about health care—or do we need a healthcare system that empowers patients and physicians rather than bureaucrats?

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Kobani Update

Jillian Kay Melchior

October 9 2014

ISIS may be on the verge of taking the besieged Syrian city.

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