"Call it the stupidity of the American voter," MIT economist Jonathan Gruber said in explaining how "Obamacare" got passed. Rather than being a "glib" and "thoughtless" remark, as Gruber testified to Congress Tuesday, his supposed "gaffes" are actually a clearly articulated explanation of the philosophy upon which the new healthcare law is based.
In single-sex classes, which are common for sex education, students must be allowed to go to the class of the gender they consider themselves to be rather than their actual gender, the U.S. Department of Education directed schools that receive federal funds in a Dec. 1 memo.
Will those liberals who value diversity and tolerance of differing viewpoints lose their fight with the liberals who have worked to drive those who do not share their opinions from the public square? Professor Robert P. George believes they will. Tolerant liberals, however, have two advantages in that fight.
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who authored a paper on the economic benefits of aborting the children of poor parents, helped craft "Obamacare" and said passage of the healthcare law benefited from the "stupidity of the American voter," testified before a congressional committee Tuesday that he has no philosophy of abortion or end-of-life care.
President Barack Obama got "really angry" twice in off-the-record conversations with reporters, and one of those was "profanity-laced" as he unapologetically expressed his frustration at the fact that the journalists were reporting on scandals within his administration, retired ABC News journalist Ann Compton said in an interview with C-span's Brian Lamb.
The U.S. Census Bureau is considering a plan to eliminate questions about marriage from the American Community Survey. Researchers who use that data and recognize marriage as an important explanatory variable are dismayed by the proposal.
Implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative has not gone well, supporters and critics alike now agree. Understanding why the education reform has been so rocky could aid future policy initiatives. Here are five of the main reasons Common Core has been a disaster.
Christians should not cave to the "new intolerance," in which certain liberals have used government, social and economic power to bully and censor people who disagree with them, because doing so will only undermine the Church, Mary Eberstadt argued Tuesday for a lecture hosted by First Things.
The "Obamacare" architect who said the healthcare law was intentionally confusing so that "stupid" America voters would not understand it, claims that Republicans are trying to confuse Americans about the law.
Despite a wealth of social science research showing that children do best when raised by their biological, married mother and father, PolitiFact rated this claim "false" after Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, stated it on Fox News Sunday.
Some pundits have described the 2014 midterms as a base-turnout election, arguing that Republicans did a better job than Democrats turning out their base voters. The exit polls do not support this view, however.
To encourage young people to delay pregnancies until they are married, should some stigma be attached to out-of-wedlock births? This question was debated Tuesday at an American Enterprise Institute panel discussion.
Intact families, or when children are raised by their married, biological mother and father, are a key factor in producing economic success and personal well being, according to a new report presented Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute.