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  • Florida bill shows how good policy makes for good politics

    by Joseph Backholm

    March 31, 2022: Should children in kindergarten through third grade receive lessons about sexual orientation and gender identity? After a bizarre national debate, the state of Florida says no. Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who signed the bill into law, said in a statement, "Parents have every right to be informed about services offered to their child at school, and should be protected from schools using classroom instruction to sexualize their kids as young as 5 years old."

  • Putin the war criminal: It's time to investigate his brutality

    by Chris Smith and Tony Perkins

    March 31, 2022: The sign is written in Russian. It contains one word: "Children." It was painted on both of the parking lots surrounding a theater in Mariupol, Ukraine, to safeguard the hundreds of people, including scores of children, sheltering inside it. But it didn't stop Russian planes from bombing the theater, trapping those seeking safety under tons of bricks and cement.

  • Stranger Danger: Protect Vulnerable Voters from Fraud

    by Ken Blackwell

    March 29, 2022: "Stranger Danger." This phrase is used by parents to warn their children about predators. In this election year, it is also an appropriate warning for vulnerable citizens who could be targeted by activists who will try to suppress or steal their votes.

  • US Determination of Burma's Rohingya Genocide Is Better Late Than Never

    by Arielle Del Turco

    March 27, 2022: "Kill all you see, whether children or adults." That was the instruction one Burmese soldier recalled receiving from his superior as the Burmese military destroyed approximately 20 villages, dumping the bodies of their victims in mass graves. It's a grotesque scene that was replicated across Burma's Rakhine State during a massive 2017 campaign against the Rohingya people, an ethnic and religious minority in Burma. Last week, the United States government officially recognized this atrocity for what it was-genocide.

  • Progressives Seem Willing to Erase Women. Are We Going to Let Them?

    by David Closson

    March 24, 2022: According to the NCAA, Lia Thomas is a national champion. After touching the wall first at the conclusion of the 500-yard freestyle, Thomas's win was heralded by ESPN, The New York Times, and CNN as historic. And it's true. Thomas' championship-clinching swim at last week's NCAA women's national championship meet capped off a record-breaking season in which the University of Pennsylvania swimmer set multiple pool, school, and league records.

  • Did Maternity Leave Get Too Expensive for Citigroup?

    by Mary Szoch

    March 24, 2022: In a 2022 statement to stockholders, the investment banking firm Citigroup stated, "We believe all parents deserve time to adjust to parenthood and bond with the newest member of their family." Citigroup said that this belief had led them to expand their paid parental leave policy in 2020 to guarantee 16 weeks of paid maternity leave or four weeks of paid parental leave.

  • While Ukrainian Violence Dominates The News, The Silent Slaughter Of Nigerian Christians Continues

    by Lela Gilbert

    March 24, 2022: For weeks, a shocked world has been transfixed by Russia's murderous invasion of Ukraine. The killing and maiming of innocents by the thousands - unarmed women, children and the elderly - has been stunning. Resourceful Ukrainian soldiers have demonstrated enormous courage. And nation after nation has responded with rage, reprimands, armament, financial sanctions and threats of further recourse. Few members of the international community have remained unmoved.

  • Will Finland side with religious freedom?

    by Frank Wolf and Arielle Del Turco

    March 23, 2022: A decision in a high-profile European religious freedom case is expected to be handed down by month's end. Finnish Parliament member Päivi Räsänen is charged with three counts of "ethnic agitation" under a hate speech law in the criminal code for articulating a Christian understanding of marriage and sexuality in a tweet, a radio show, and a 20-year-old pamphlet. At stake in this important case is not only freedom of speech but also the freedom to believe and express fundamental tenets of the Christian faith. So, even if Finland chooses not to side with religious freedom in this case, we must do so.

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