Life and Family Initiative publication

Early Primary States Side with DeSantis on Pro-Life Laws

Alexandra DeSanctis

Republicans in Iowa and South Carolina back the heartbeat bills Donald Trump has criticized.

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National Review / May 23, 2023

Biden once supported work requirements for social benefits. Why he should do so again

Patrick T. Brown

A debt ceiling endgame could be in sight, even if an agreement is far from a sure thing. And part of the deal in helping America avoid default may be tightening work requirements on safety-net programs.

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CNN / May 17, 2023

What conservatives can learn from Major League Baseball’s pitch clock

Patrick T. Brown

Baseball fans have always prided the game as being outside of time, and the introduction of a leaguewide pitch clock in Major League Baseball this offseason rubbed traditionalists the wrong way.

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Deseret News / May 14, 2023

The Justice Mothers Are Due

Erika Bachiochi

If soldiers deserve a pension for serving their country, mothers also deserve material support. History suggests this is a very American idea.

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Plough Quarterly / May 12, 2023

Bipartisan Legislation on Kids and Tech Gains Momentum in Congress

Patrick T. Brown

If “Power to the People” captured the raucous spirit of the 1970s, perhaps a slogan updated for the energy being felt in state legislatures might be “Power to the Parents.”

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The border surge is Biden’s problem to solve

Patrick T. Brown

There’s a line from conservative columnist and CNN political commentator Jonah Goldberg that gets at many Americans’ views toward the border: “My preferred immigration policy is that we have one.”

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CNN / May 4, 2023

Reactionary Feminism Isn’t Radical Enough

Alexandra DeSanctis

A coherent account of creation, givenness, human nature, and personalism is directly responsive to each flaw and harm generated by the Sexual Revolution ideology. The notion of being a human person means something substantive about who I am, how I should act, how I deserve to be treated, and how I must treat others.

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The Public Discourse / May 1, 2023

If Kevin McCarthy’s tightrope act works, Democrats would face an agonizing choice

Patrick T. Brown

Congress is facing a ticking time bomb, as the political drama in Washington, DC, continues to underscore the need to find a solution to the debt limit. And as each tick on the clock grows louder, the negotiations will increasingly overshadow anything else happening on Capitol Hill.

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CNN / April 21, 2023

DeSantis’s abortion bill is brave

Patrick T. Brown

It demonstrates that Republicans needn’t fear pushing pro-life policy

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The Spectator World / April 18, 2023

The Case for Reactionary Feminism

Alexandra DeSanctis

Lambasting the sexual revolution is no longer the exclusive territory of social conservatives.

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National Review / April 13, 2023

Don’t count DeSantis out yet; the GOP’s 2024 race is far from over

Patrick T. Brown

Brown explains why the 2024 race is only beginning and how DeSantis is a likely candidate over the former President Donald Trump.

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CNN / April 11, 2023

I’m Pro-Life. I Worry That the Abortion-Pill Ruling Could Backfire.

Patrick T. Brown

A Texas judge’s ruling on mifepristone is at best a precarious win for the anti-abortion movement.

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The Atlantic / April 8, 2023