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Analysis and Commentary

The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest For The American Presidency, By Ellen Fitzpatrick

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Times Higher Education (UK)
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton is not the first woman run for the White House. Elizabeth Cobbs enjoys an entertaining look at her and her predecessors.


Whole Woman’s Health In The Supreme Court: When Does Regulation Count As An Undue Burden?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Saturday, March 5, 2016

In its first major argument since the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the newly constituted eight-member Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt had a spirited session on whether the twin requirements of Texas Law H.B. 2 constituted an “undue burden” on a women’s constitutional right to have an abortion set out in 1992 Supreme Court decision in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey.

In the News

Viva La Revolution?

quoting Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Women have made an enormous amount of economic progress over the last half-century but how have the gains been felt by different kinds of women? How have these changes affected women's perspectives on marriage and family? In this week's provocative episode, EconTalk host Russ Roberts sits down with Alison Wolf of King's College to discuss her new book, The XX Factor.

Analysis and Commentary

Progressive 'Thought-Blockers'

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rather than being a racial healer, Barack Obama has presided over and at times stoked more racial divisiveness than we have seen in a long while.

Analysis and Commentary

Alison Wolf On Women, Inequality And The XX Factor

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 29, 2016

Alison Wolf author of The XX Factor, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the changing roles of women in the family and the workplace. Wolf argues that highly educated women are increasingly similar to highly educated men in their lifestyles and choices while becoming very different from less educated women.

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Women And The Draft

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Two months ago Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that all combat specialties in the armed forces would be opened to qualified females. This decision reopened the question of whether or not women should be required to register for Selective Service. In Rostker vs. Goldberg in 1981, the Supreme Court ruled that since the main purpose of the draft is to provide manpower for combat forces, the government’s exclusion of women did not violate the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. Since women can now serve in the combat arms, a legal challenge to the exclusion of women from the draft might very well succeed.

Analysis and Commentary

How Many Imaginary Female Draftees Can Dance On The Head Of A Grenade Pin?

by Tod Lindbergvia USA Today
Friday, February 12, 2016

We should respect our military heroes by recognizing that their fighting courage is extraordinary.


David Henderson On Opinion Journal

interview with David R. Hendersonvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson gives his insight to the debate over reinstating compulsory military service and requiring women to register for selective service.

In the News

Why Women Should Register For The Draft

quoting Timothy Kanevia Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

It was a historic moment for women when the Defense Department announced that all combat positions would be open to them. "There will be no exceptions," Secretary Ash Carter said in December. "They'll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat."

Analysis and Commentary

America’s Balkan Values

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

White liberals and black careerists vigorously reject the MLK ideal of a color-blind society.


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