Girl Scouts Go Transgender

th-8 The Girl Scouts are concerned about falling membership and a declining number of adult volunteers, so a Girl Scout staffer in Salt Lake City cooked up the idea to start a troop headquartered in the area’s “gay pride center.” The idea is to attract “transgender” youth and children living with an LGBT parent. Shari Solomon-Kleba […] Continue Reading

Can the GOP Bring Down Obamacare Without Building Up Clinton?

th-2 Hillary Clinton has outlined a fairly predictable series of domestic policies so far in her presidential campaign: campaign-finance reform, a minimum-wage hike, and free access to community college. But she will be gifted a golden opportunity to define her agenda if the Supreme Court, in its King v. Burwell ruling, overturns a critical element of […] Continue Reading

Lindsey Graham Predicts Victory for Midterm Abortion Ban

th-6 Sen. Lindsey Graham predicted victory for his bill banning abortions midway through pregnancy, saying Thursday night that he’s looking forward to debating it in the Senate this year. “I am dying to have this debate,” the South Carolina Republican told a crowd at the annual gala hosted by the Susan B. Anthony List. “I think […] Continue Reading

No Child Left Behind Might Actually Get Replaced

th-4 In a surprising development, the U.S. Senate’s education committee unanimously approved a bipartisan bill that would replace the reviled No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law and shift federal education policy to the right. The 22-0 vote means that the bill, dubbed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) of 2015, will go to the full Senate floor […] Continue Reading

'Free Range' Parents' Rights Slam Up Against Child Abandonment Laws

th-1 Maryland parents who left their two children unsupervised in park have pushed the issue of parental rights into the national spotlight and sparked a firestorm of a debate over the degree to which the government should intervene in child-rearing practices. Practitioners of the “free range” philosophy of parenting, which emphasizes teaching children independence, Alexander and […] Continue Reading

VA Memo Ordered False Health Care Claims to Cover Up Backlog

th-1 Another veterans scandal hit the Obama administration Wednesday with the emergence of an internal Veterans Affairs memo that allowed bureaucrats to cook their books and assert they were answering diligently President Obama’s call to reduce the backlog of veterans’ benefits claims. The memo was known inside the VA as “Fast Letter 13-10,” and a government […] Continue Reading

Bizarre Cancer Drug Side Effect: Fingerprints Disappear

th A 65-year-old breast cancer patient ran into an unexpected problem with her bank: She was denied a transaction because her fingerprints had disappeared. Reporting in the April 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors in Mexico said the woman’s unusual case was due to the effects of chemotherapy for an advanced breast […] Continue Reading

Obama Reiterates Enthusiastic Support Of Medical Marijuana

th-5 In a CNN special to be aired on Sunday, not only will President Barack Obama state his full support of medical marijuana, he’ll also advocate for alternative models of drug abuse treatment which don’t involve incarceration. The television special, called “Weed 3,” features CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon who came to support […] Continue Reading