The Fragility of the Woke

 
 
Jul 09, 2020
 

Good morning from Washington, where the Supreme Court sides with the Little Sisters of the Poor, ruling that the nuns don't have to cover abortion drugs for employees. We've got analysis from three Heritage Foundation experts, and one joins "Problematic Women" to unpack the case. On the podcast, author Horace Cooper cites evidence that black Americans flourished after President Trump took office. Plus: Sen. Rick Scott on a strong national defense; risks of reopening schools during COVID-19; and a transgender writer targets a colleague. On this date in 1947, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower appoints Florence Blanchfield as a lieutenant colonel in the Army, making her the first woman in U.S. history to hold permanent military rank.

 
 
 
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By Victor Davis Hanson

A TikTok video that recently went viral on social media showed a recent Harvard graduate threatening to stab anyone who said "all lives matter."
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By Zack Smith

In the words of Justice Clarence Thomas, the same provisions of the Affordable Care Act that granted the federal agencies sweeping authority to create the contraceptive mandate also empower them "to identify and create exemptions" to it.
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By Sen. Rick Scott

The United States continues to face increasing threats from dictatorships around the world that are violating human rights, stamping out freedom, and building their militaries in an effort to dominate the world stage.
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By Fred Lucas

"Things like this cannot happen again in the fall. It would fail America's students. It would fail taxpayers who pay high taxes for their education," says Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, referring to how schools handled the spring semester.
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By Thomas Catenacci

Vox's transgender critic at large complains that a colleague's signature on a letter arguing against ideological conformity made the writer feel unsafe.
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By Virginia Allen

Amy Swearer, Heritage Foundation legal fellow, joins "Problematic Women" to discuss the high court's ruling, why the case has dragged on for so many years, and why the Little Sisters likely will be challenged in court again soon.
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By Virginia Allen

"A hundred years ago, 1920 black America actually was doing an amazing level of achievement. Black America had a higher employment rate than the rest of the country," says Horace Cooper, author of "How Trump Is Making Black America Great Again."
 
     
 
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