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The Audacity of Political Women: Why is Ambition a Bad Thing?

The "ambitious" woman in politics is a contrived caricature. Forget the cold, calculating lady stepping on those in her way (in high heels, of course!) as she marches to the top, with identifiers like "bossy" "aggressive" and "shrill" in cartoonish word bubbles around her. This is an unfair, broad-brush categorization of women. Show More Summary

Wanted: ROTC Military Science Professor (No Non-Christians Need Apply)

"There's Army ROTC. Then There's Wheaton Army ROTC." That's the slogan used by Wheaton College, a well-known Christian college in Illinois, to promote its Army ROTC program. It turns out that the slogan couldn't be more true. Wheaton Army ROTC certainly is different -- in an egregiously unconstitutional way. Show More Summary

Amendment 2 Will Not Pass

This is not designed to persuade. Its purpose is not to convince or inform. For the most organized, unbiased information on Amendment 2 in Florida click here and make up your own mind. If you're for Amendment 2 the best thing you could do is vote and get everyone you know who is for it to vote. Show More Summary

The Perverse Puritans: Jabhat al Nusra's Harassment of Yarmouk

The only consistency about Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, is its unrelenting descent into anguish. The refugee camp has been under siege by the Syrian regime and its proxies for more than 440 days. Water has been cut off entirely for over a month in a regime-produced drought. Show More Summary

Same-Sex Marriage Support Nearly Universal Among Entering College Students

The national landscape for marriage equality has changed considerably in the past month. On Oct. 6, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals on five different cases challenging lower courts' rulings that found same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional. Show More Summary

Why a Palestinian State Is Essential

U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried during the prime minister's last visit to the White House to recalibrate their relationship. The rapidly changing face of the Middle East was one factor. In addition, their awareness of the eventual setting sun on their respective political careers should not be lost on anyone. Show More Summary

Why FDA Nutrition Label Regulations Fail Consumers

Part of the Food and Drug Administration's "Statement of FDA Mission" reads (emphasis mine): FDA is also responsible for... helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to maintain...Show More Summary

When Bad Politics Are Supported by Good People

This piece has appeared this past week in several of the newspapers in my conservative congressional District in Virginia. Recently my wife and I attended a reunion of her first cousins (and their spouses). These cousins are the children...Show More Summary

Which Hazard Is Better Contained: Ebola or Extreme Economic Inequality?

Around 1936 the idea emerged of a tongue-in-cheek Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times." While the idea may be errantly attributed to the Chinese--some anecdotal support notwithstanding--it is not errant to see both ourselves and the Chinese enmeshed in interesting times. Show More Summary

Presidential Leadership Matters

President Harry S. Truman, a Democrat, made the difficult call of releasing nuclear weapons upon Japan, which brought an end to World War II. President Ronald Reagan, a Republican, invested heavily in our nation's defense, believingShow More Summary

GOP Again Peddles Pipe Dream of Nabbing Black Voters

The numbers tell the pathetic tale for the GOP. In 39 states there is not a single black Republican that holds a state or federal office. There is not a single black Republican in the 42 member Congressional Black Caucus. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott remains the sole black GOP member of Congress. Show More Summary

I Live Only 2 Hours From the Ebola Hospital in Dallas: Here's What I'm Doing to Protect My Family

We Americans sometimes seem to have only two settings when it comes to public health issues: "unconcern" and "panic." (I think the media deserve a great deal of blame for this.) The last few weeks have seen the switch flipped to near-panic...Show More Summary

Common Core and the End of History

The End of History and the Last Man is a book by Francis Fukuyama based on a 1989 essay called "The End of History?" Fukuyama argued that the end of the Cold War, the collapse of Communism, and what he perceived of as the triumph of Western liberal democracy and capitalism, signaled the end of human cultural transformation. Show More Summary

What the Secret Service needs to do now

Low employee morale can hinder the ability of agencies to effectively carry out their missions on behalf of the American people. With federal agencies having recently received their 2014 employee survey data, it's important for leaders...Show More Summary

The deep-rooted problems with government

Peter H. Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus at Yale University and author of Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better. In this interview, Schuck discusses some of the flaws of the federal systemShow More Summary

Jerry Brown--Stop Punishing Victims of Medical Malpractice

On November 4, Californians will vote on Proposition 46's provision to adjust for inflation the unconscionable cap on pain and suffering, known as the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), which Governor Jerry Brown signedShow More Summary

Want Income Equality? Then Stop Voting for Millionaires

A lot has been said lately about Ebola. Fear has spread like wildfire... rumors, gossip... and while the pandemic poses a threat to our country, a far greater danger exists. That threat is apathy. Apathy destroys a republic faster than any plague or foreign army. Show More Summary

Putting Ebola in America in Perspective

Several weeks ago a poll showed that 43 percent of Americans were "very worried" or "somewhat worried" that they or their immediate family member will catch Ebola. A doctor in New York being diagnosed with Ebola may have only exacerbated this "worry". Show More Summary

Title Fight in Montana: Champ Joe Louis vs. "Peek-A-Boo" VanDyke

Heavyweight champion Joe Louis said of an opponent. "He can run, but he can't hide." Montana Supreme Court candidate Lawrence VanDyke hopes to prove Louis wrong: He's running for the Court while trying to hide his record, beliefs and positions he taken to get support. Show More Summary

How Rich Are the 400 Richest Americans and How Do They Use Their Money?

In the supposedly classless society of the United States, the wealthiest Americans are doing remarkably well. According to Forbes, a leading business magazine, the combined wealth of the 400 richest Americans has now reached the staggering total of $2.3 trillion. Show More Summary

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