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If Only Women Ran The World….

My persuasion can build a nation Endless power With our love we can devour You’ll do anything for me -Beyonce, “Run the World (Girls)” That’s the apparent fantasy of Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky of Illinois. Continue Reading...

Paying For College By Selling Yourself

There is no doubt that higher education is costly. Textbooks alone can run $1000 a semester for some undergraduates. Waiting tables and flipping burgers won’t cover those costs. With many parents just as strapped for cash as their children, how does one pay for a college diploma? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.21.13

Are school vouchers losing steam? Abby Rapoport, Washington Post Vouchers have been at the center of the school choice movement for many reformers, but they may be in trouble. Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, but Not Your Homeschoolers Joseph Knippenberg, First Things The Romeike family, about whose case I previously posted, has lost its latest round in the federal courts. Continue Reading...

IRS Asked Pro-Life Group About Content of Public Prayers

IRS agents appear to need a refresher course on First Amendment freedoms. While applying for tax-exempt status in 2009, an Iowa-based pro-life group was asked by the agency to provide information about its members’ prayer meetings: On June 22, 2009, the Coalition for Life of Iowa received a letter from the IRS office in Cincinnati, Ohio, that oversees tax exemptions requesting details about how often members pray and whether their prayers are “considered educational.” “Please explain how all of your activities, including the prayer meetings held outside of Planned Parenthood, are considered educational as defined under 501(c)(3),” reads the letter, made public by the Thomas More Society, a public interest law firm that collected evidence about the IRS practices. Continue Reading...