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Last week, Virginia Republicans nominated Corey Stewart for U.S. Senate to take on incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine in the fall. Stewart narrowly edged out state Delegate Nick Freitas, an Army veteran, with 45 percent to Freitas’ 43 percent — a margin of 5,000 votes. Bishop E.W. Jackson, the 2013 Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, placed […]


On Tuesday night, District of Columbia voters approved Initiative 77, a referendum to raise the minimum wage for waiters and other tipped workers from $3.33 an hour plus tips, to $12.50 an hour plus tips. Most places in the U.S. have a different minimum wage for tipped workers that is much lower than the regular minimum […]


Today, President Trump sparked an early stock market sell-off with the announcement that his administration has identified $200 billion in Chinese goods that it could hit with tariffs. This potential $200 billion tax increase on imports (which will go into effect if the U.S. and China are unable to strike a broader trade agreement) was […]


In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a pro-life law passed by the Texas state legislature would be struck down because the benefits of the law were not worth impeding access to abortion. Now, Texas abortionists and pro-abortion lobbying groups are beginning an attempt to get that ruling applied to older laws. A new […]


Conservative, pro-family and pro-school safety groups continue to duke it out with progressive, pro-gun control, social justice warriors over the contentious school discipline issue. In general, the conservatives see the federal government’s Obama-era school discipline guidance as dangerous and want it repealed, while the progressives see it as a matter of “equity” and “social justice,” […]


Results from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll released this week reveal that the majority of Americans are in favor of placing legal restrictions on abortion. According to the poll, 50 percent of Americans believe abortions should only be available “under certain circumstances,” and the majority of this group believe only a “few circumstances” warrant […]


As Ronald Reagan used to say: “There they go again!” The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) — which receives our hard-earned taxpayer dollars to insinuate social emotional learning (SEL) standards and curriculum into every classroom in America from preschool on up — has found another voice to breathlessly tell us benighted parents […]


Last week’s sudden passing of television personality Anthony Bourdain led to an outpouring of grief from viewers and celebrities alike. As many of the tributes to Bourdain have noted, he was a larger-than-life figure who will be fondly remembered for his cooking, world traveling, intellectual curiosity, and being the original “influencer.” And as we reflect […]


G7 summed up in one photo. pic.twitter.com/TLv1wr6xrW — Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) June 9, 2018 The above photo of President Trump surrounded by scowling world leaders at the G7 summit is already iconic. And more than that: it’s quickly becoming an important test of who understands the reasons Trump won in 2016 — and who doesn’t. […]


The U.S. Supreme Court recently overturned a court ruling that allowed a teenager who was in the country illegally to receive an abortion while being held in American custody. Referred to only as Jane Doe, the pregnant 17-year-old had crossed the border in Texas illegally and was apprehended. While in custody, she requested an abortion but was […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. Government regulation is often imposed in the name of consumer protection. All too often, however, it backfires and ends up hurting the very consumer it intended to protect. In her Liberty Minute titled “Freedom Without Borders,” […]


Yesterday, Politico reported that a discharge petition filed by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) is now only 3 signatures away from forcing a House vote on DACA. For our economy’s sake, let’s hope they obtain those final signatures fast. A strange cognitive dissonance exists among members of the Right […]


After yet another tragic school shooting — this time in Santa Fe, Texas, resulting in the deaths of eight students and two teachers — Texas has followed the example of Florida and proposed a plan that vastly expands mental health screening and diagnosis in the state’s schools. The first element of the plan is to […]


Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage ceremony in 2012. The Court’s ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission was 7-2, with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing the majority opinion. The six-year long case pitted religious […]


Iowa’s recently enacted Heartbeat Bill is one of the most forceful pro-life pieces of legislation in the United States, prohibiting almost all abortions once a heartbeat can be detected. However, the future of the new law is fuzzy after a judge granted a temporary injunction halting it from being enforced. The injunction comes in response […]


School board members in Fairfax County, Va., are poised to vote June 14 on whether to implement changes regarding gender identity issues in the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum for the county’s middle schoolers and high schoolers. Recommended changes to the current curriculum include redefining biological sex; adding lesson plans about gender identity and transgender […]


Ireland is no longer a Catholic country. It’s an anti-Catholic country. How do we know? The Irish people have told us. Their overwhelming votes in favor of same-sex marriage (62 percent in 2015) and legalized abortion (66 percent last week) are as much a repudiation of the Catholic Church as they are enthusiastic endorsements of […]


Recently the House Freedom Caucus succeeded in torpedoing a vote on Congress’ latest farm bill. While some believe that passage of this legislation was necessary to help American agriculture, an eye-opening new book by John Tamny, Director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks, reveals how government spending programs not only harm taxpayers, but […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation.  In her Liberty Minute titled “The Big Gulp,” Helen Krieble discusses a local government policy that many people immediately recognized as an egregious overreach: There have been many news stories about one mayor’s drive to ban […]


CNN recently published a commentary piece titled “Open your eyes, pro-life feminists are everywhere.” Written by pro-life advocate Helen Alvaré, the piece is designed to wake people up the reality that America is full of pro-life feminists. While accurate, the commentary also paints a problematic picture of what feminism has become and how far it […]