Commentary


This week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would begin enacting revised regulations of Title X, a federal grant program for non-profit providers of family planning services. Changes to the program announced in February prohibit organizations which provide abortions from receiving taxpayer money.   Unsurprisingly, abortion providers complained, often citing that federal […]


This week we had some interesting economic developments in both monetary policy and regulatory policy. Here is a look at the top stories you should pay attention to: 1) House Democrats vote to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour. Yesterday House Democrats voted almost unanimously in favor of raising the federal minimum wage to […]


On July 11, French citizen Vincent Lambert passed away after being deprived of food and water for nine days by the hospital where he was being cared for. An order two weeks earlier from France’s Court of Cassation, the country’s highest court of appeal, to halt his feeding turned out to be a death sentence […]


Gallup recently released a 2019 public opinion poll that revealed rising pro-life support in certain areas. The poll surveyed public attitudes about abortion. There was a lot of information given in the survey results, but here are five key takeaways: 1. Pro-life identification is at its highest level since 2013. In 2013, the number of […]


In late May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that reauthorized the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) by a voice vote. The new version, H.R. 2480, the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act sponsored by U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., expands the current law’s abuse prevention outreach requirements to include […]


Days before the Fourth of July, Colin Kaepernick expressed his discontent with Nike’s new Betsy Ross Flag shoes because, he claimed, the flag represents the thirteen colonies which stood for slavery. A few of the Democratic presidential hopefuls voiced their agreement with Kaepernick. Then, the Charlottesville, Va., City Council voted to cease recognizing and celebrating […]


On July 5th, ten of the current twenty major Democratic presidential candidates gathered in Houston for the 2019 annual convention of the National Education Association (NEA) to discuss their education platforms before members of the nation’s largest teachers’ union. Present at this forum were: former Vice President Joe Biden, New York City Mayor Bill de […]


As President Trump is finding out this year, House Democrats have been an enormous roadblock to his America First agenda. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not only stalled immigration reform and infrastructure talks, she’s also joined the conspiracy choir in hurling insults at the President long after his exoneration from charges of Russian collusion by […]


In the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 2015 landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, it concerned some jurists that institutions favoring traditional marriage might receive heavy-handed treatment from the government as a result of the ruling. Conservative justices on the court strongly dissented and raised concerns about the implications of the case on wide-reaching […]


On July 4th, 1776, our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence! Thomas Jefferson penned the first draft and then a committee made up of Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston made revisions. The subsequent draft was edited by the whole Congress and afterward signed by 56 of its members. For […]


One of the more awkward moments to emerge from the first 2020 Democratic presidential debates occurred when Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) attempted to walk back her support for banning every single private health insurance plan in America. During the debates, Democrats were given the mother of all lay-up questions when moderators asked candidates to raise […]


As chronicled in multiple articles (also here and here) and the Pioneer Institute white paper authored by attorney Jane Robbins and myself, efforts to impose government-determined norms for the attitudes, values, and beliefs of the nation’s children beginning in preschool are becoming disturbingly relentless. Despite lots of concerns by Ohio parents and pro-family state school […]


While the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls are each rushing to be the most pro-abortion candidate in the running for their party’s nomination, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro has taken it a step further, calling for “reproductive justice” in the first televised debate. This ideology was stressed in his answer to a question […]


The Supreme Court handed down two 5-4 decisions on Thursday that had each wing of the court accusing the other of doing something unprecedented. Census Citizenship Question The first case, Department of Commerce v. New York, dealt with the challenges from liberals over the Trump administration’s plans to ask respondents to the 2020 census whether or […]


Today, gold surged to a six-year high following signals from the Federal Reserve that rate cuts could be coming as soon as next month. While some believe that a more dovish Fed would be bullish for economic growth, the recent spike in gold prices offers a more cautionary note. RealClearMarkets editor John Tamny explains: To […]


As the evidence — even from respected pro-preschool researchers — continues to mount that government preschool programs are not particularly helpful and may actually be academically and emotionally harmful, the pro-nanny state side comes up with another “study” to say that preschool has some magical long-term benefits that previous research somehow failed to reveal. The […]


Recently, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) unveiled a proposal that would cap credit card interest rates at 15 percent. As you probably surmised, enacting a proposal like this into law would be the economic equivalent of bombing the U.S. credit market. Heck, I have a cash-back credit card in my wallet […]


Last night, President Donald Trump took the stage in Orlando’s Amway Center amid massive fanfare to announce that he was running for a second term as president. After First Lady Melania Trump introduced him, the President began addressing his audience. He warmed up the cheering crowd of thousands of his strongest supporters by excoriating news […]


Earlier this month, Democratic front runner Joe Biden reportedly declared that when it comes to his run for the presidency, the “Equality Act would be his top legislative priority, an effort to enshrine LGBTQ protections into the nation’s labor and civil rights laws.” Biden’s announcement brings up a very important question: Is our society strengthened […]


As efforts increase to protect school safety in the wake of high-profile school shootings like those in Parkland and Sandy Hook, so do data collection efforts by states and schools that significantly undermine student privacy. A recent article by Education Week outlined several of these efforts across the nation. Particularly disturbing are efforts to monitor […]