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House Education Committee

Gabriella Hoffman, senior policy analyst with IWF’s Center for Economic Opportunity, testified before the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, on allowing independent contractors to access portable benefits.

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Education

Hearing | Liberty, Tyranny, and Accountability: COVID-19 and the Constitution

Beanie Geoghegan | Testimony
Culture

The Biden administration’s biased electric vehicle agenda

Donna Jackson | Op-Ed
Energy

Renewables Developers Win Big Discount on Public Lands

Sarah Montalbano | Blog
Security

Anna Giaritelli: The Impact of Rising Crime and the Latest on the Border

Beverly Hallberg & Anna Giaritelli | She Thinks Podcast
Culture

Olympians Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux on the Quest for Equality in Women’s Sports

Paula Scanlan, Jocelyne Lamoureux & Monique Lamoureux | She Thinks Podcast
Economy

Everything’s a Dollar? Not Anymore

Noelle Fitchett | Blog
Culture

Antisemitism From Another Teachers Union…This Time In Massachusetts

Ellie Krasne-Cohen | Blog
Culture

NAIA’s new rules on transgender people in women’s sports rebuke the Left’s insanity

Kaylee McGhee White | Op-Ed
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Takeaways

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley

Culture

Truth.

Transgenderism is a major culture war issue.

    • President Joe Biden has signaled his support of trans activists by describing state bans on medical alterations to minors’ secondary sex characteristics as being “close to sinful.”
    • Former president and 2024 Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump, has signaled his support of bans on “child mutilation.”
    • As one would expect, the states where medical alterations to minors’ reproductive anatomy have been outlawed and the states where they are encouraged generally correspond with Republican and Democratic majorities, respectively.

By: Madeleine Kearns

Economy

Truth.

Rent control is not a solution to housing unaffordability.

    • Rent regulation—both rent control and rent stabilization measures—shrinks the overall supply of housing. A 2019 study of rent control in San Francisco found that it led to a 15% reduction in rental housing and a 25% reduction in the number of renters living in rent-controlled units.
    • Rent regulation hampers the construction of new rental units, even if new construction is explicitly exempted by the regulations.
    • Faced with the financial strain from reduced revenue, owners may be unable to maintain and repair existing rental units. For example, rent-controlled buildings in Cambridge, Massachusetts were deteriorated and “in worse condition” than non-controlled buildings.

By: Patrice Onwuka

Health

Truth.

HSAs put more money in your pocket for health expenses.

    • The vast majority of workers (98%) want to work remotely “at least some of the time.”
    • Remote work helps parents accommodate school and daycare closures as well as be more involved with daily tasks for children and the household.
    • Remote work also offers flexibility to religious groups whose traditions and observances require special preparation and practices.
    • Remote work allows people with chronic illness or a disability to be home and have medical treatment, medications, a calm work environment, reduced germ exposure, and more.

By: Havilah Wingfield

Foreign Affairs

Truth.

These attacks need to be seen in their historical context.

    • Hamas has governed the Gaza Strip since 2007 and has continued to advocate for the establishment of an Islamic state and the destruction of Israel. The group has engaged in numerous conflicts with Israel, launching thousands of rockets and executing various lethal attacks.
    • Israel has countered these actions with frequent air strikes and military incursions into Gaza in 2008 and 2014. Both Israel and Egypt have maintained a blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2007, citing security reasons.
    • Hamas, including its military faction, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, is classified as a terrorist organization by Israel, the United States, the European Union, the UK, and other nations. The group receives support from Iran in the form of funding, weapons, and training.

By: Meaghan Mobbs

Work

Truth.

Remote work is here to stay.

    • The vast majority of workers (98%) want to work remotely “at least some of the time.”
    • Remote work helps parents accommodate school and daycare closures as well as be more involved with daily tasks for children and the household.
    • Remote work also offers flexibility to religious groups whose traditions and observances require special preparation and practices.
    • Remote work allows people with chronic illness or a disability to be home and have medical treatment, medications, a calm work environment, reduced germ exposure, and more.

By: Ellie Krasne-Cohen

FEMALE ATHLETES SUE THE NCAA

Lawsuit Against the NCAA Policy Allowing Men in Women's Sports

Title IX demands equal treatment of women, which means providing fair and safe opportunities for women who play sports in school. This landmark law is entirely at odds with the NCAA's desire to force women to accommodate male competition, strength, and locker-room presence. We look forward to the judicial system vindicating these brave female athletes.

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Policy Focus

Policy Focus: Au Pairs for Senior Care

Kristin Shapiro | April 10, 2024

Policy Focus: Current State of Laws Governing Gender Transitions

Madeleine Kearns | March 11, 2024

Policy Focus: Rent Control

Patrice Onwuka | February 12, 2024

Policy Focus: Becoming American with Health Savings Accounts

Havilah Wingfield | January 4, 2024

Policy Focus: Israel

Meaghan Mobbs | December 5, 2023

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