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In protest of Common Core, parents and kids opting out of state testing

By Emily Scheie
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Education | This spring, many students across the country face new standardized tests designed to align with new education standards such as Common Core. But the length…

Clarence Thomas vs. paternalistic racism

By Marvin Olasky
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Race Issues | Last night a family-oriented cop show, CBS’s Blue Bloods , had a subplot about a police executive pulling strings to help a grown son avoid the consequences of…

New Mexico lawmakers consider state’s first abortion restrictions

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Three new bills filed by pro-life legislators in New Mexico have a chance at becoming the first major abortion restrictions enacted in the state. The New…

Time for a refresher course

By Marvin Olasky
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Politics | The Bible isn’t a talking point

Chris Cuomo: ‘Our rights do not come from God’

By Cal Thomas
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Law | “… the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” — John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1961 It isn’t…

Another sluggish sign-up season for HealthCare.gov

By Jim Henry
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Healthcare | As during much of the 2014 enrollment period, the HealthCare.gov website was plagued by another major glitch over the weekend as the 2015 signup window drew…

When is it too late to blow the whistle on fraud?

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | The Supreme Court is considering a case that touches on one of the government’s longstanding fraud-fighting tools to encourage people in-the-know to report…

Judge halts Obama’s immigration action

By J.C. Derrick
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Immigration | Federal judge in Texas issues temporary injunction to allow states’ lawsuit to proceed

States press forward with 20-week abortion bans

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Twenty-week abortion bans made progress through two state legislatures last week, just three weeks after leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives nixed…

A healthcare plan we can get behind?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Healthcare | One of President Obama’s jibes at members of the opposition party is that all they can do is obstruct. “The Party of No,” according to him, has…

Connecticut commission recommends homeschooling restrictions

By Andrew Branch
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Homeschooling | A Connecticut task force formed after the Newtown shooting is recommending a new policy that would allow the state to keep a close eye on homeschoolers and…

New Mexico moves to cut off driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

By Mark Moland
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Immigration | New Mexico’s House of Representatives on Thursday voted to repeal a 12-year-old law granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Mike Lonergan,

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