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Parsing Transgender Equality in Athletics

June 24 2019
by Jennifer C. Braceras

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Hey, Teen Vogue. On career day, no young girl should say 'I want to be a prostitute.'

June 20 2019
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

It's one thing for adults to debate decriminalizing prostitution. It is entirely another to promote it as a fulfilling career choice to young girls...

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Calm Down But Don't Forget Common Sense

June 20 2019
by Carrie L. Lukas

Taylor Swift’s new song and music video, “You Need to Calm Down,” has a message that should apply to just about everyone in the political world--particularly those who attempt to score political points in social media...

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Border crisis puts everyone's health at risk – Pandemics can't become 'the new normal'

June 19 2019
by Heather R. Higgins

Given the current U.S. measles crisis, the World Health Organization’s assertion that we all just needed to adjust to pandemics as a “new normal"

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How Victim Mentality Is Pushing Women Toward Socialism

June 17 2019
by Kelsey Harkness

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Trump Delivers Second Chances for Black Inmates Re-entering Society

June 14 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Yesterday, President Trump announced that the White House is advancing second chance hiring to help returning citizens transition to society successfully by making it more likely that they will find jobs...

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Campus Insanity is Migrating to Society, and Republicans Had Better Stop it Before it's Too Late

June 14 2019
by Inez Feltscher Stepman

Conservatives once laughed at radical campus politics, imagining that upon impact with the “real world,” blue-haired social justice warrior activists would have to grow up and confront the hard realities of the capitalist marketplace...

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US and the world should stand with women in Afghanistan

June 14 2019
by Andrea Bottner

In the first year of his presidency, President Trump signed the Women, Peace and Security Act into law...

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How Occupational Licensing Reform Helps Women

June 13 2019
by Karin Agness

This is a women’s empowerment agenda that everyone should get behind...

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Why do Democrats think victimhood is key to women voters?

June 13 2019
by Beverly Hallberg

We learned a lot from 2016, but one lesson Democratic candidates would be wise to heed is that women don’t automatically vote for women...

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The Sky-High Stakes in Hong Kong

June 12 2019
by Claudia Rosett

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The Feds Can Do More to Prevent Infectious Disease at the Border

June 11 2019
by Heather Madden

More than 1,000 cases of measles have been reported in more than two dozen states this year, putting the U.S. at risk of bringing back a deadly disease we once eradicated...

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Maine avoids political suicide — for now

June 10 2019
by Jennifer C. Braceras

Ever since 2016, when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton despite earning almost three million fewer votes nationwide, many Democrats have set their sights on eliminating the Electoral College...

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New Haven should keep Columbus Day

June 5 2019
by Jennifer C. Braceras

Columbus Day, then, doesn’t just celebrate one man. It honors a major turning point in world history, the immigrant experience, and American ideals and aspirations generally...

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Huckleberry Spin

June 4 2019
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Review of 'How to Raise a Boy' By Michael Reichert

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30 years later, the Chinese people still yearn for the freedom that the Tiananmen protesters demanded

June 2 2019
by Claudia Rosett

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Kamala Harris Plan to 'Fix' the Wage Gap is Sure to Undermine Working Women

May 28 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Democratic presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris just announced her plan to close the gender pay gap, and it is sure to backfire on women in the workplace...

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Kamala Harris Should Review The Equal Pay Evidence

May 27 2019
by Karin Agness

Harris needs to check her facts. Otherwise, she risks misleading the American people and championing bad policy.

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Kamala Harris's Equal Pay Hoax

May 27 2019
by Jennifer C. Braceras

Last week, Senator Kamala Harris became the latest politician to peddle the wage-gap myth that American women earn only 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man. The California Democrat, who is running for president, has unveiled a plan to fine companies that cannot prove to the government’s satisfaction that they pay men and women the same amount for “the same kind of work.” The implication, of course, is that employers routinely discriminate against women in determining wages.

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Millennials like me waited to start families. Paid leave will let me spend time with them.

May 26 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Like many millennial moms, I started having children much later than my mother. I was pregnant with my first child at the same age that my baby boomer mother delivered her third and last child...

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Huawei's An Asset All Right—But It's Not Our Asset

May 23 2019
by Claudia Rosett

Technology can be a beautiful thing. But in the matter of who wields it, it can be vital to distinguish friend from foe...

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Does Access To Health Care Promote Longevity?

May 22 2019
by Jamie Wells

The public forum is dominated by discussions surrounding access to medical care...

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Paid leave bill would hurt families

May 21 2019
by Carrie L. Lukas

Vermont’s House of Representatives recently passed H.107, a bill to create a statewide paid family and medical leave program...

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A lot of deception about school choice

May 17 2019
by VIcki Alger

There’s no shortage of distortion when it comes to education reform. The recent legislative debate over educational choice in West Virginia is a case in point...

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Sex strikes: Stupid, wrong, ineffective

May 17 2019
by Hadley Heath

Women shouldn’t put their personal pleasure or their relationships aside to make a political point...

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