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Before going on recess until October, the Supreme Court concluded its session this morning by decisively ruling that religious institutions can receive public funds to be used for secular purposes — such as improving safety standards for a playground. The highly-followed case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, involved the question of whether […]


On Monday, the Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments next term in a landmark religious freedom case: Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights. As The Hill reports: The justices are being asked in the case — known as Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights — whether shop owner Jack Phillips has to make a cake for Charlie […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a recent Liberty Minute, “Charity Begins at Home,” Helen Krieble condemned the attitude of excessive reliance on the government for welfare: Have you ever heard the old saying that charity begins at home? Now we […]


Social Emotional Learning (SEL) proponents’ are loudly and robotically chanting the mantra that SEL is the next great education silver bullet “because of strong and consistent scientific evidence that it helps children and provides an underpinning for productive citizenship.” Yet, the true motives of this push, combined with the research evidence inconsistencies (as admitted by […]


On Thursday, furthering the Trump administration’s commitment not to promote abortion overseas, the US rejected a UN resolution on account of its abortion clause. The resolution, which was proposed by the Canadian delegates to the 47-member Human Rights Council, stated that all women should have access to “comprehensive sexual and health-care services” including “safe abortion […]


The American Conservative Union has allied with Big Hollywood to launch a scurrilous attack on a startup company that’s trying to protect conservative values. In a “Call to Congress” letter on their blog, signed by an odd mix of right-leaning organizations, they said Congress should not update the Family Movie Act of 2005 to help VidAngel, a […]


On Wednesday, a California court dismissed all charges against David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and the primary activist behind the undercover investigative Planned Parenthood videos. Only one of the 15 criminal charges filed against Daleiden and his partner, Sandra Merritt, remains, but her lawyer is hopeful that one will […]


According to a new Gallup poll, Hillary Clinton is still incredibly unpopular. Via Fox News: It’s been more than seven months since Election Day, but Americans’ opinions of Hillary Clinton remain the same. A new Gallup poll finds just 41 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the former presidential candidate, with 57 percent expressing an unfavorable view. […]


Former abortion clinic worker and current Attorney General of the state of New York, Eric Schneiderman, is suing pro-life sidewalk counselors and trying to establish a 16-foot-wide safe space in front of an abortion clinic in Queens. In the lawsuit, which was filed in Brooklyn federal court, Schneiderman claimed that every Saturday morning for at […]


Yesterday, the United Nations told New York state senators that in order to more closely comply with “international human rights standards” they need to get rid of two of their state’s few abortion restrictions. The UN urged state senators to pass the Reproductive Health Act, a bill which would strike down New York’s 24-week abortion […]


Although Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued a joint memo with Attorney General Jeff Sessions in February rescinding the Obama administration’s “guidance” to schools on transgender bathroom policy, a recent memo reveals that her Department has not been immune to political pressure from the LGBTQ rights movement. In the memo dated June 6, Candice Jackson, acting […]


Last night, Republican Karen Handel defeated her Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff by nearly four points in the special election runoff for Georgia’s 6th district. Twitter was awash with arguments about the importance or lack of importance of these results. Republicans were touting the fact that Handel had won in what many in the mainstream media had […]


Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the government cannot silence speech which falls outside of its definition of “politically correct.” The case, Matal v. Tam, involved the US Patent and Trademark Office’s refusal to register a rock band’s name because it might offend some people. The “disparagement clause” of a federal trademark law was […]


Yesterday’s passing of Otto Warmbier marked a tragic and unjustifiable end to a promising young American’s life. While never having met Warmbier, his passing has a way of feeling close to home — not the least because he was, like me, a Virginia transplant with an interest in economics. I can even relate to the […]


A new scientific study published by The New Atlantis details the dangerous effects of puberty suppression in treating gender dysphoria, challenging the ideological claim of the LGBT movement that pre-pubescent children should pursue such therapies as early as possible in order to realize their “true” gender. The paper, “Growing Pains: Problems with Puberty Suppression in […]


First Daughter Ivanka Trump has recently come under attack from Planned Parenthood because of her silence on their agenda since they secretly met in April. Silence does not always mean dissent or assent, however. Sometimes it is just silence — and that silence can cause more harm than good. It has been more than two […]


Even though they are women and therefore, according to the Left, ought to be pro- “women’s health” (code words for abortion and contraception), they are nonetheless arguing that it is unacceptable to force others to pay for contraceptives. Doing so is a violation of the First Amendment’s right to religious freedom, they say. Representatives Diane […]


There has been a great deal of news coverage recently discussing the relationship between Great Britain and the United States. Indeed, we regard our alliance as one of the most important and powerful alliances in the history of the world. Of course, it wasn’t always this way. Remember when the Redcoats burned down the White […]


In an interview published recently by The Weekly Standard, controversial feminist Camille Paglia voiced sharp criticism of the current transgender movement. Paglia, “a registered Democrat who voted for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primary and for Jill Stein in the general election,” said that although she identifies as transgender, she is very skeptical of the current […]


Education reformists are, once again, wailing and gnashing teeth as the Trump administration’s proposed budget for 2018 eliminates a number of programs funded through the Department of Education. Two of the programs were pet projects of the former Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, and, aside from serving no meaningful purpose, raised the ire of conservative […]