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What’s at Stake in the Left’s Effort to Redefine ‘Sex’ in Pennsylvania Law

State capitals across the country are proving they are not immune to the malady that has afflicted the policy process in Washington. The latest case in point: Pennsylvania. In a quietly released statement issued late on a Friday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, an agency of the state government, announced a proposal to effectively redefine the word “sex” in the state’s discrimination law to also include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” or “SOGI” for short. This proposal wouldn’t change the law—only the commission’s “guidance” on the matter. But this new “guidance” would mean the law would be enforced as if it had changed. This guidance comes on the heels of repeated failures to accomplish the same outcome through the legitimate way of changing laws—through the legislative process and with the consent of the … Read entire article »

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The Major Entitlement Overhaul That Could Be Part of Trump’s Budget

President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, to be rolled out Tuesday, likely will include Medicaid reform. But with several approaches having been floated, definitive answers will have to wait until the White House releases the fiscal plan. During his Senate confirmation hearings in January, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said he would look at changes to Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor. Medicaid covers about 70 million low-income Americans. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia expanded eligibility for Medicaid under Obamacare. When serving as House Budget Committee chairman as a congressman from Georgia, Price advocated giving Medicaid funds to states in block grants as a way of providing more flexibility. “Block grants would save the federal government money, but would shift that cost to the states,” Marc Goldwein, senior … Read entire article »

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Underreported: How This Nonprofit Is Solving Homelessness Without Government Funding

VISTA, CALIF.—Growing up, Teena Faison never imagined she’d find herself a single mom and homeless. “We didn’t wake up one day and go, ‘Hey, I just want to be homeless with my kids,’” she told The Daily Signal “No. There’s many, many contributing factors to that—lack of education, lack of resources, addiction.” At 34 years old, Faison decided to change her ways and go to Solutions for Change, a nonprofit for homeless families in Vista, California, 45 minutes outside San Diego. Instead of simply providing a place to sleep, Solutions for Change takes a holistic approach to solving homelessness. It requires residents to go through counseling, take courses in financial literacy, parenting, leadership, and anger management, and eventually, get a job. Over 17 years, Solutions for Change has gotten 1,200 families off government assistance and … Read entire article »

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Federal Communication Commission Takes Steps to Undo Obama-Era Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 Thursday to start a process of undoing internet rules, commonly known as net neutrality,  promulgated by the Obama-era FCC. Undoing the 2015 Open Internet Order would “encourage more investment in broadband [and] more innovation,” James Gattuso, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal in an interview. The order did two things. First, Gattuso said, it “declared all providers of broadband service to be common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, which allows extensive regulation of “telecommunications services.” This means that “the FCC got virtually unlimited authority to regulate [internet providers],” Gattuso said. Using this self-created authority, the FCC then imposed net neutrality restrictions on broadband providers. These rules essentially ban any unequal treatment of data being sent on … Read entire article »

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Federal Drone Registry Declared Unlawful

A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously declared Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration’s registry of recreational drone owners is “unlawful as applied to model aircraft.” As a result, hobby drone fliers across the nation no longer face the specter of $277,500 in civil and criminal fines, as well as jail time, merely for failing to identify themselves to the FAA. In late 2015, the FAA for the first time made the decision to subject recreational drone fliers to mandatory registration. Beginning on Dec. 21—just days before Christmas—anyone who owned a drone weighing more than 0.55 pounds at takeoff (helpfully, the FAA indicated this was the equivalent of two sticks of butter) would be required to register themselves pursuant to a statute authorizing the registration of aircraft. … Read entire article »

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If everybody could drop the Weiner story, CNN’s politics reporter would appreciate it (Open thread)

If everybody could drop the Weiner story, CNN’s politics reporter would appreciate it (Open thread)

**Written by Doug Powers Another Sunday is upon us, so here we go with the weekly open thread… Anthony Weiner, the perverted Democrat former congressman and soon-to-be ex-husband of Hillary Clinton’s top aid Huma Abedin, turned himself in to the FBI and issued a guilty plea to sending obscene material to a minor, and will also have to register as a sex offender. CNN Political Reporter Chris Cillizza (formerly of WaPo) would appreciate it if everybody would … Read entire article »

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