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These Shocking Asylum Numbers Behind the Border Crisis Demand Action

Fraudulent asylum claims overwhelm our system and rob true asylees of safety and security.

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IWF Welcomes Qanta Ahmed as Visiting Fellow

Welcome aboard, Dr. Ahmed!

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Poll: Swing Voters Don’t Like Socialism or AOC

Poll: Socialism was viewed favorably by 18% of the voters and unfavorably by 69%. Capitalism was 56% favorable; 32% unfavorable.

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Oh, No: Prince Charles Predicts End of World. Again

Michael Crichton once revealed why these dire predictions about climate change have a nice way of not coming true.

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Columnist: The Citizenship Question Is About More than Numbers

Is the debate over a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census a proxy for a larger discussion on the meaning of citizenship itself?

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Netflix Censors Smoking on Stranger Things

Netflix caves to fake outrage...

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VIDEO: Raising the Minimum Wage Will Backfire on Those We Want to Help

Raising the minimum wage is promoted as a way to alleviate poverty. However, while a minimum wage hike sounds compassionate, it can backfire on those whom we all want to help.

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OpEd

What Right And Left Get Wrong About The Court Challenge To Obamacare’s Insurance Mandate

Via The Federalist

by Erin Hawley

The constitutional principle at stake in this suit involves the power of the federal government to force people to purchase qualifying health insurance.

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Don't Use The National Defense Authorization Act To Push Unrelated Financial Regulations

Via Forbes

by Carrie L. Lukas

Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) introduced an amendment to limit the ability of servicemembers, veterans, and surviving spouses to access small-dollar, high-interest loans, typically referred to as payday loans. Should this unrelated amendement be wedged into a bill where it doesn’t belong?

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Let Women Entrepreneurs Be Their Own Bosses

Via The Hill

by Patrice Lee Onwuka

Encouraging entrepreneurship is a great aim, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren's plan is fraught with pitfalls. Doling out grants without accountability, financial guidance for recipients, or oversight on the program is certain to introduce waste, corruption and error.

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Kaepernick's Betsy Ross flag controversy will only push voters to back Trump

Via CNN

by Carrie Sheffield

With his reported objections to the "Betsy Ross" flag design on a pair of special-edition Nike sneakers, former NFL star Colin Kaepernick is likely helping President Trump win reelection by reminding swing voters in middle America just how narrow-minded so many elite tastemakers have become.

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The Ignorant Trashing of Alex Acosta

Via Washington Examiner

by Jennifer C. Braceras

Shame on them...

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TV

AOC battles Pelosi for the future of the Democratic party • Rising

New poll shows Bernie's path to victory • Rising

Why Has American Pride In the U.S. Decreased? • Bold Politics

Radio

Former FDA Commissioner Tangles with How the FDA Should Regulate E-Cigarettes • Steve Gruber • Listen >>>

Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb tangles with the question of how the FDA should regulate e-cigarettes • The Steve Gruber Show • Listen >>>

Top Headlines in Politics: Joe Biden, Justin Amash, and Justice Reform • Boston Public Radio • Listen >>>

Mentions

Cory Gardner, the women’s vote and religion: Western Conservative Summit takeaways

Via The Denver Post

by Patrice Lee Onwuka

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Forced Collection of Teachers' Union Dues Contested in Federal Court

Via The Heartland Institute

by Vicki E. Alger

A federal district court in California is considering a case to decide whether teachers have to pay union dues if they are not informed membership is voluntary and they are waiving certain First Amendment rights by joining.

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Blackburn Leads Bicameral Bill Protecting Women and Girls from Female Genital Mutilation

Via Senator Marsha Blackburn's Office

by Carrie L. Lukas

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