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A recent wave of revelations of crimes against children by Catholic clergy, most prominently ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, has brought on a much needed national discussion of how to prevent child abuse by clergy and how to better screen candidates for the priesthood. In many cases, these revelations have pushed church institutions and governments to take […]


Missouri just became the latest state to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, passing the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act through the state’s House of Representatives with a vote of 110-44 on Friday. The bill will criminalize abortions that occur after roughly the eight-week mark of a pregnancy. Doctors who perform abortions […]


This week, Congressman Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) reintroduced legislation to make a U.S. dollar convertible into a fixed weight of gold. Much in the spirit of Jack Kemp’s Gold Standard Act of 1984, the bill restores integrity to American wages by re-committing the federal government to the promise that Richard Nixon broke in announcing the closing […]


California is no longer the shimmering light up ahead in the distance, but the immediate one, as the Golden State is poised to have a larger than usual role in the 2020 election. It has quickly become the most critical victory for candidates in the Democratic primary, and the outcome will impact ballots throughout the […]


Alabama has enacted the first law in decades to make abortion illegal again in a state. The new law is designed as the boldest and most direct challenge to Roe v. Wade in over 25 years. The law, titled the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, was passed by an overwhelming vote (74-3 in the state House and […]


Last week, a Virginia judge unilaterally declared that the state’s law requiring that only a licensed physician can perform first-trimester abortions was unconstitutional. Now, in a shocking move, that same judge has rescinded his own ruling. Henry Hudson, a federal district judge, ruled last week that a 1975 law requiring a licensed physician be on […]


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the state’s fetal heartbeat abortion ban into law on Tuesday. The signing immediately unleashed a deluge of fierce reactions nationwide.  The newly enacted pro-life law, set to go into effect in 2020, will ban abortions after the heartbeat of the unborn child is detectable, making Georgia the fourth state this […]


A committee of the Ohio State Board of Education is scheduled to vote on advancing a proposal to the full state board to implement statewide social emotional learning (SEL) standards this coming Tuesday, May 14th. This is part of a national movement to psychologize education, falsely advertised as improving academic achievement and preventing violence and […]


A recent article by Joy Pullmann in The Federalist demonstrates just how nosy and invasive “school climate surveys” have become. These surveys are now a cornerstone of the implementation of social-emotional learning (SEL) programs in the nation’s public schools and have also been found in Common Core-aligned state tests and (illegally) in the National Assessment […]


The U.S. economy showed surprising strength in the first quarter of 2019, with initial estimates of GDP growth coming in at a solid 3.2 percent, and more significantly, year-over-year productivity growth hit 2.4 percent — the highest reading since 2010. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow summed it up best when he said the latest […]


Thousands gathered in Times Square on Saturday to participate in Focus on the Family’s “Alive From New York” rally, a pro-life event staged as a reaction to New York’s recent abortion controversies. The rally came as the concluding event to the 12-week “See Life Clearly” campaign that Focus on the Family had launched. Using screens […]


After months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden has finally jumped into the presidential race. It’s early, but Biden leads the polls by a huge margin. The RealClearPolitics average of Democrat primary polls has him with a 13-point lead over the dozen-plus other candidates in the race. Biden also outperforms the rest of the […]


Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law a bill that would ban dismemberment abortions last week. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana immediately filed a lawsuit in order to block it. Dilation and evacuation abortions, commonly referred to as dismemberment abortions, are common in the second trimester of a pregnancy. While pro-abortion advocates […]


The corporate technology push of machine-based skills training continues to march across the nation. This effort goes by the names such as “competency-based education” (CBE), “personalized learning,” and “mastery education.” It has been well described by Jane Robbins, Peter Greene, here and in this space. The latest is a bill in Florida that seeks to […]


The Kansas Supreme Court has discovered a right to abortion in the state’s constitution in a decision striking down a ban on a brutal second-trimester abortion technique. At issue was a 2015 law prohibiting “dilation and evacuation” abortions, which involves dismembering the baby into pieces in order to remove him or her because the baby […]


This week, President Trump’s Fed nominee Stephen Moore fought back against the left-wing smear campaign targeting him, and received support when National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow reaffirmed the Trump administration’s commitment stating “We continue to back Stephen Moore.” While liberals and their media allies continue to re-litigate his divorce filings and comb through his […]


Two swing state Democrat governors have chosen to stand for late-term abortion and infanticide in Easter week. If Republicans are smart, they will hammer them on it. First was North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat who was elected in 2016 by a fraction of a point in a race rife with allegations of voter […]


In the midst of the debate over legal rights for babies who survive abortion attempts, two states have stepped forward in an effort to secure rights for these children: Texas and North Carolina. In Texas, the State House of Representatives passed House Bill 16, which relates to the enforcement of rights for a “living unborn […]


In celebration of Easter, I interrupt your regularly scheduled economic reporting with something a little more lighthearted. If your family dinner table is set to contain as much political sparring as mine, feel free to share the following with your relatives. Here are 3 memes that perfectly summarize Democrats’ 2020 economic agenda: 1.) Why are […]


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed Congress in 2015 despite the strong protests of more than 200 organizations and leaders after claims by leadership about the legislation: “Prohibiting the Secretary of Education from forcing, coercing, or incentivizing states into adopting Common Core” “Ending the era of federally mandated high-stakes tests” “Eliminating the federally mandated […]