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Some very thoughtful commentary from writer and lawyer Ephrat Livni writing in Quartz about the subconscious sexism of today’s feminist movement.
A lot of Americans didn’t know whether they would end up winners or losers under the GOP tax bill. Now, millions are starting to discover that they are winners. And the bill will become even more popular as more people learn the good news.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian indictments pose large, intractable challenges to US national cybersecurity policy, not least in the rationales for, and execution of, appropriate retaliation.
As China expands its influence into South Asia, India must act swiftly to remain the region’s top dog. A political crisis in the Maldives gives it the opportunity to do just that.
Whether you favor repeal or think it is a fantasy, as Ramesh Ponnuru suggests, a deeper understanding of what the Second Amendment is prompts this From the Archives column.
In the effort to reduce gun violence, or gun massacres, should we go big or go small? Should we concentrate on steps that have a consensus behind them, at the risk of not making much difference? Or should we seek to transform American law and culture, even if success looks pitifully unlikely?
With 36 gubernatorial contests getting underway in 2018, it’s worth looking at what would-be governors are talking about on education. What did we find? Generally, states have a different policy focus than Washington.
Some states are trying to make their own internet regulations, but this is not practical or legal in many cases — Congress needs to clarify the FCC’s authority.
A recent op-ed claims Americans should stop “obsessing” about single motherhood and poverty. The article ends up conveying the wrong impression about the actual links between single parenthood and poverty, especially for children. While family structure is not destiny, the evidence suggests it remains important and shouldn’t be dismissed as one important factor affecting children in particular.
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The wage discrimination myth has made it to the Super Bowl because it has become an enthusiasm — with rallies, speak-outs, affinity networks, even its own holiday. The truth about pay disparities can hardly compete — it is addressed to reason rather than emotion and requires a few minutes of explanation. It does not lend itself to heartrending vignettes about innocent girls and babies facing a future of injustice. Most of all, the truth lacks a lobby. For the time being, expect more ads.
Modern sexual teaching doesn’t merely scoff at the notion of limiting sex to marriage, it denies that there is a single definition of marriage.
He (or she) who frames the issue tends to determine the outcome of the election. That’s an old political consultant’s rule, and its application has never been more apt than in the Senate Democrats’ failed government shutdown over immigration policy.
Our democracy requires vigorous competition between two serious and ideologically distinct parties, both of which operate in the realm of truth, see governing as an essential and ennobling responsibility, and believe that the acceptance of republican institutions and democratic values define what it is to be an American. The Republican Party must reclaim its purpose.
Federal Reserve Governor Jay Powell, just nominated by President Trump to be the next Fed Chairman, came to AEI this past July to stress that reform of the housing finance system is long past due.