• Study Finds Liberals ‘Patronize’ Minorities, Conservatives Don't

    Study Finds Liberals ‘Patronize’ Minorities, Conservatives Don’t

    A study by Princeton and Yale researchers turns a common political narrative on its head: White liberals actually are much more likely to act in “patronizing” ways toward minorities than are white conservatives.

    White Democratic presidential candidates and self-identified liberals are more likely to downplay their own competence when speaking to minorities, using fewer words that emphasize competence and more words that show warmth, according to the report titled “Self-Presentation in Interracial Settings: The Competence Downshift by White Liberals.”

    In contrast, the study found that white conservatives do not address white and minority audiences in a significantly different fashion.

    Cydney Dupree, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management who worked on the study alongside Princeton co-author Susan Fiske, said she was surprised by the findings.

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  • Abortion in US Reaches Lowest Level on Record, Report Finds

    Abortion in US Reaches Lowest Level on Record, Report Finds

    The pro-life movement had a good year in 2015: Fewer American women reported having abortions than at any other time since abortion was legalized in the U.S., according to a new government report.

    Using the most recent data available, the abortion surveillance report published Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 638,169 abortions were reported in 2015, a 2 percent drop from the 652,639 abortions reported in 2014.

    “This is welcome news. Medicine and technology continue to shape how we view children in the womb and underscores their undeniable humanity,” Melanie Israel, a research associate in the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal.

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  • 12 Potential Trump Nominees for Attorney General

    12 Potential Trump Nominees for Attorney General

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday, creating a vacancy in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet and the opportunity to confirm a new leader at the Department of Justice.

    The question facing Trump is whom he might pick as the next attorney general. The Heritage Foundation’s John Malcolm, vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government and director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, discussed the following dozen possible candidates for the position during recent TV interviews.

    1. Pam Bondi

    Bondi, 52, is Florida’s attorney general, a position she has held since 2011. Previously she served as an assistant state attorney.

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  • What Veterans Say About Effort to Remove Peace Cross War Memorial

    What Veterans Say About Effort to Remove Peace Cross War Memorial

    When Jake Hill heard that an atheist activist group had sued to have a historic World War I memorial pulled down because some people were offended by the monument’s Christian symbolism, the Marine got angry.

    “Americans of all faith backgrounds should be outraged,” Hill, a lance corporal in the Marine Corps, said.

    Hill, of Madison, Wisconsin, was awarded the Silver Star during the Afghanistan War for his valor in leading his squad through enemy fire in 2010 to rescue a wounded fellow Marine. He also received a Purple Heart after being wounded in action during his service from 2008 to 2013.

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  • In 5 Points, a Former Drug Czar’s Prescription to Combat Opioids and Pot

    In 5 Points, a Former Drug Czar’s Prescription to Combat Opioids and Pot

    America needs leaders who will actively discourage recreational drug use and promote “meaningful prevention” and recovery, a former White House drug czar said in remarks to a Heritage Foundation audience.

    Public debate over opioid deaths and legalized marijuana could spur real change in how society approaches public health, Robert L. DuPont said in his appearance Tuesday at the think tank’s Capitol Hill headquarters.

    “This is a historic opportunity,” he said.

    “I think we need leadership that actively discourages recreational pharmacology … and promotes recovery and meaningful prevention.”

    DuPont, the first director of the government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse, emphasized points he makes in his new book, Chemical Slavery: Understanding Addiction and Stopping the Drug Epidemic,” which grapples with understanding and managing drug addiction at the personal and national levels.

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  • We Went to a Pro-Kavanaugh Rally. Here’s What 8 Women Had to Say.

    We Went to a Pro-Kavanaugh Rally. Here’s What 8 Women Had to Say.

    An hour before it started to rain, a crowd of women gathered Thursday on Capitol Hill just before the much-anticipated Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    Of several late-breaking accusations leveled against Kavanaugh, only one—the claim by Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teens—was the subject of the committee hearing.

    The women who attended the Concerned Women for America’s rally for Kavanaugh didn’t come to protest Kavanaugh; they mostly came to support him.

    Many wore shirts or buttons boldly declaring, “I stand with Brett” or “Confirm Brett Kavanaugh.”

    The women were of different ethnicities, ages, occupations, and parts of the country.

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  • Her College Told Her Not to Give Out Bible-Themed Valentines. Here’s Her Reply.

    Her College Told Her Not to Give Out Bible-Themed Valentines. Here’s Her Reply.

    Polly Olsen didn’t feel the love when she gave out handmade, Christian-themed valentines to fellow college students last Valentine’s Day, as she has for years to follow her mother’s example.

    A campus security guard intercepted Olsen, a student in the college’s paralegal program, and escorted her to the security office, where she was told to stop because heart-shaped messages such as “Jesus Loves You” and “God Is Love” might offend others.

    But that’s what happened after campus security at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College received complaints of “suspicious activity,” prompting Olsen, 29, to file a lawsuit earlier this month against the school.

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