Texas, Louisiana Can Exclude Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Funding, Court Rules

Texas and Louisiana may exclude Planned Parenthood clinics from Medicaid funding, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. “Undercover video plainly showed Planned Parenthood admitting to morally bankrupt and unlawful conduct, including violations of federal law by manipulating the timing and methods of abortions to obtain fetal tissue for their own research,” Texas […]

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A Most Unusual Thanksgiving

I have loved song lyrics since briefly flirting in my teens and early 20s with a career in musical comedy, settling instead for journalism after a sobering assessment of my talents. Lyricists, from Jerome Kern to Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Frederick Loewe, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerry Herman, Carolyn Leigh, Stephen […]

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Problematic Women: Little-Known Stories and History of Thanksgiving

From the number of Pilgrims and Native Americans present at the first Thanksgiving to conflict in Congress over declaring it a national day of thanks, there are many historical facts about the holiday that are not widely known. “Problematic Women” is celebrating the history of Thanksgiving with Melanie Kirkpatrick, author of the book “Thanksgiving: The […]

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If Voters Had Known About 8 Stories Media Ignored, Trump Would Have Won, Says Media Watchdog

The head of a media watchdog organization says the media’s failure to cover eight stories may be the reason President Donald Trump lost the election.  “The media can talk all day long about Donald Trump and all day long about things that he’s doing wrong,” Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center, […]

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Americans View Religion as an ‘Identity,’ Not a ‘Hobby.’ Policymakers Should Take Note.

A new survey has provided unique insights into what faith-based Americans have been thinking about their beliefs in the wake of COVID-19—and how they feel about state officials imposing pandemic-induced lockdowns. The survey, facilitated by Becket, a legal organization dedicated to religious liberty, is its second annual Religious Freedom Index, which gauges people of faith […]

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In Oregon, Drugs Are Legal and Thanksgiving Is Criminalized

In Oregon, you can have cocaine, but not cranberries. Heroin, but no ham. Meth, but not mashed potatoes! Amazingly, a state that just legalized drugs wants to criminalize Thanksgiving! Talk about a double helping of hypocrisy—just in time for the holidays. Of course, Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, wasn’t exactly winning any popularity contests as it was. […]

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Presidential Election Isn’t Over Yet, Conservative Leaders Say

Until “every legal vote” is counted, the presidential election isn’t over, prominent conservative leaders said in a joint statement Monday. Members of the Conservative Action Project—a coalition of American political, economic, and social activists—say they are standing with those refusing to allow the election to conclude “until every legal vote has been counted.” Former Attorney […]

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How Social Security Reform Could Make a Popular Federal Program Better

America’s most popular federal government program—Social Security—will be insolvent within 15 years, leaving older workers and retirees fearful of future benefit cuts. It will also leave younger workers reticent to contribute even larger chunks of their paychecks toward a program that 80% of millennials and Gen Xers doubt will be there for them when they […]

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A Retired Professor’s Retrospective on How Academia and Society Have Gone Separate Ways

I landed in Washington, D.C., in 1965 as a graduate student. For a conservative, the landscape was barren. There was no conservative administration, no national newspaper that competed with the liberal New York Times and Washington Post, no conservative think tanks that rivaled the Brookings Institution or Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and no conservative […]

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