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Turkey has a chance to oust Erdogan the tyrant

June 21 2018
by Elisha Maldonado

That we’re asking the question at all tells you how much Turkish politics have shifted under the Islamist strongman’s feet...

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Supreme Court ignores obvious solution to Internet sales tax debate in Wayfair ruling

June 21 2018
by Mattie Duppler

The answer, issued in the ruling held in a 5-4 decision on Thursday, is a bad one for taxpayers.

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Juneteenth Is Over but Progress for Blacks Must Grow

June 21 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Today, it takes seconds for the president of the United States to announce a sweeping national policy to the world with a tweet. News traveled much more slowly back in 1865...

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In our health system, ObamaCare is the dangerous pre-existing condition

June 16 2018
by Nan Hayworth

As a physician whose career in medicine was dedicated to preserving and improving my patients’ health, I know firsthand how important it is for everyone to have access to care...

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How Childhood Trauma Contributes to Skyrocketing Suicide Rates

June 14 2018
by Ericka Andersen Sylvester

Childhood trauma can cut so deep that the brain is rewired to view the world as hopeless, forever repeating nightmares of the past...

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Faith-based adoption agencies are too valuable to shut down

June 12 2018
by Natalie Goodnow

For decades, the government has relied on private child-welfare providers, including faith-based agencies (FBAs), to help care for children in foster care...

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Candidates’ Views — Not Their Gender — Is What Matters

June 11 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

America benefits when qualified, enthusiastic women and men seek to serve their country and run for elected office...

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Bourdain vs. the Social-Justice Warriors

June 11 2018
by Elisha Maldonado

The celebrity chef scoffed at the notion of opposing ‘cultural appropriation'...

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The real problem with discrimination in Colorado

June 6 2018
by Erin Hawley

Masterpiece Cakeshop was supposed to come out five to four, against the baker. At least according to the pundits. In a surprising twist, however, the baker won: by a seven-to-two margin...

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The Long Wait for China to Honor the Heroes of Tiananmen, 1989

June 4 2018
by Claudia Rosett

Someday, China will build a monument in Beijing's Tiananmen Square to honor its citizens who took part in the 1989 uprising we remember under the name of Tiananmen...

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Starbucks' anti-bias training may serve up more harm than good

June 2 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

The training was heavy on media attention, but light on substance, and even lighter on impact. Staff reportedly left feeling overwhelmed and uncertain how to implement what they learned...

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How Individuals and Communities Can Help Combat the Opioid Crisis

May 31 2018
by Natalie Goodnow

May has been National Foster Care Month. As the opioid crisis strains the nation’s child welfare system, below are several ways that Americans can step up to protect and support vulnerable children and families hurt by addiction...

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Only Freedom Can Disarm Kim

May 31 2018
by Claudia Rosett

Domestic accountability is a necessary condition for making any agreement with the U.S. stick...

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Michael Bloomberg should embrace vaping to support World No Tobacco Day

May 30 2018
by Julie Gunlock

The World Health Organization created “World No Tobacco Day” to raise awareness of the health risks associated with smoking and encourage government leaders and public health officials to support efforts to make it easier for smokers to quit...

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Anti-Bias Training Won't Help Starbucks

May 29 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

On the afternoon of May 29, Starbucks plans to close more than 8,000 stores to give its employee racial bias training...

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How Title IX became an ideological battering ram

May 28 2018
by Jennifer C. Braceras

Do we really need to litigate every school dress code in federal court? The ACLU and the National Women’s Law Center think so. They argue that rules against inappropriate attire perpetuate “gender stereotypes” in violation of Title IX...

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FGM Shouldn’t Have a Place in the U.S. — or Anywhere

May 21 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

The AHA Foundation, led by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, just released a report, “Why We Hesitate to Protect Girls from FGM in the United States,” arguing that we need to focus more attention on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM)...

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A Vital Warning About China and the Looming "Decade of Concern”

May 18 2018
by Claudia Rosett

We hear a lot these days about China's rising threat to America, but just how dangerous is it?...

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Seattle's war on business won't help combat homelessness

May 16 2018
by Charlotte Hays

The City Council essentially declared all-out war on the tech companies that have made Seattle such a Mecca for hip young people seeking cool jobs...

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Everyone agrees SNAP is failing the poor. Who's going to fix it?

May 15 2018
by Mattie Duppler

Policymakers would be wise to grasp the opportunity to improve our social safety net to fit this new economic landscape.

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Reader’s Digest Needlessly Worries Moms

May 15 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

It’s a disappointing when the venerable Reader’s Digest serves up this kind of sloppy advice column. It may be successful click-bait, but it’s leaving readers less informed...

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Trump tackles soaring prescription drug prices

May 15 2018
by Hadley Heath

The Trump administration has just rolled out an ambitious regulatory framework for combating high prescription drug prices, called American Patients First...

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Urge Graduates to Create a Culture of Kindness and Respect

May 13 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Graduates will enter a country offering boundless opportunity. More than ever before, they will have the ability to define and pursue their own versions of happiness...

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Energy legislation by litigation is a costly mistake

May 11 2018
by Erin Hawley

The federal courts are the place to go when the democratic process proves unsatisfactory...

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'Abstinence only' is the wrong approach to vaping products

May 8 2018
by Carrie L. Lukas

Vaping is up to 95 percent less harmful than smoking, according to independent research...

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