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

Community

Truth.

Any policy approach must be human-centered, not housing-centered.

    • Human beings are, by their very nature, complex. Any policy solution must be human-centered, versus housing-centered, and its foundation must be built on a human being’s inherent needs. This means we should return to a policy of putting humans first, not Housing First.
    • Homeless policy must focus on the needs of those struggling with homelessness in parallel with the needs of the communities surrounding them. Many Americans have been ludicrously forced to abandon our sidewalks, parks, and our expectations of public order and safety. 
    • Homeless policy must insist on guardrails of responsibility at every level of the system, from governments at the federal, state, and local levels, to the individuals struggling with homelessness and the non-profits serving them. 

By: Michele Steeb

Culture

Truth.

Americans want to grow old in their own home.

    • An overwhelming majority of Americans (88%) want to grow old in their own home. And enabling elderly Americans to age in place can be a cost-effective measure that improves health outcomes.
    • Many senior citizens, however, cannot live alone without support, such as help with light housework, meal preparation, and driving.
    • Unless these seniors have a family that can help, they must choose between hiring the support they need, moving to a senior residential facility against their wishes, or living at home without support in a potentially unsafe situation.

By: Kristin Shapiro

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

TITLE IX LAWSUIT:

Independent Women's Law Center Sues Biden Administration

Independent Women's Law Center, in partnership with state attorneys general and other organizations, filed a lawsuit against the Biden Department of Education. The administration recently announced an unlawful regulatory rewrite of Title IX—a law enacted in 1972 to preserve educational opportunities for women and prevent discrimination on the basis of sex. The new regulations will jeopardize women's safety, privacy, and free speech, and dismantle students' ability to defend themselves when accused of misconduct.

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