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China arrests the last of Hong Kong’s high-profile pro-democracy advocates and further tightens its grip on power

  On Sunday, 47 leaders and pro-democracy activists were charged under China’s controversial National Security Law, leading to protests in support of those charged or to champion the pro-democracy cause.   Quick Facts   About 100 people have been arrested under the National Security Law passed in 2019, but few had been charged. On Sunday,...

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Biden administration removes support for high school girls’ lawsuit seeking to ban transgenders from athletic competition

  Three Connecticut female track athletes had gained the support of the Trump Department of Justice in their lawsuit to ban biological males from competing against girls in athletic competitions, but the Biden administration has since removed that support.   Quick Facts   Three Connecticut female track athletes filed suit against state and local education...

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Professor at Jesuit university suspended for anonymously criticizing reparations

  Gregory Manco, a math professor at St. Joseph’s University, has been suspended for criticizing racial reparations on his private and anonymous Twitter account, continuing a disturbing trend of universities silencing any disagreement over issues relating to race.   Quick Facts   Manco was placed on paid leave after students complained that his tweets, made...

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House votes to pass the Equality Act, legislation that would severely endanger religious liberty

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted and passed the controversial Equality Act on Thursday, Feb. 14. Proponents of the law claim that it is needed to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ people, while critics claim the law will be a dangerous infringement on religious liberty and women’s rights.   For a detailed discussion...

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Georgia governor introduces the “Faith Protection Act” to limit emergency gubernatorial powers

    Gov. Brian Kemp, R, last week introduced the “Faith Protection Act” last week, which would prevent Georgia governors from using their emergency powers to place limits on religious gatherings.   Quick Facts   Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp cited the action of other states that sharply restricted worship as the motivation behind his proposed...

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Biden’s foreign funding for abortion puts him at odds with pro-life Africans

    President Joe Biden’s commitment to restart federal funding to abortion centers overseas and commitment to codify Roe v. Wade are not being received well by Africa’s formidable pro-life and Christian communities.   Quick Facts   During his presidency, Donald Trump had reinstated the Mexico City Policy, depriving international abortion providers of billions of...

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Increasing the minimum wage is bad economics and fundamentally immoral  

  Increases to the minimum wage have long been held as an article of faith among progressives, which is why Democrats are currently trying to impose a $15 minimum wage hike across the country via their ludicrously large $1.9 trillion COVID-19 spending bill.   What does more than doubling the federal minimum wage from $7.25...

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School Choice legislation sees a potential breakthrough amid forced distance learning

  As communities and states around the nation grapple with the logistics of facilitating education amid the ongoing pandemic, several states have either passed or are considering significant expansions on school choice.   Quick facts:   The Iowa Senate passed a bill on Jan. 28 requiring in-person schooling and establishing a fund expanding school choice...

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Amazon removes book questioning transgender movement and labels it as hate

    Amazon has pulled Ryan Anderson’s book “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement” from its site without notifying him after the online retail giant altered its content policy and determined that the book now qualifies as offensive content.   Quick Facts   Ryan Anderson’s book about the transgender movement has been...

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Lifelong liberal staffer at Smith College resigns over critical race theory

    Jodi Shaw, a self-proclaimed lifelong liberal, resigned from her job at Smith College in Massachusetts recently, claiming that the school’s adherence to race-based theories created a hostile work environment.   Quick Facts   Jodi Shaw recently resigned from her position as a student support coordinator at Smith College. Shaw, who graduated from Smith...

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