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  • Seriously? Are the French Really Overworked?

    Does anyone really believe the French are overworked? Despite the fact that laws already exist mandating a 35-hour work week, a French court has found some employees need even more protection from being overworked. A new agreement with employers gives more than 300,000 tech-sector workers added guarantees that the “always … More

    The Left Is Missing the Real ‘War on Women’

    Feminists and others on the Left are usually very good at “outrage,” especially when it can be expressed on behalf of what they believe is an oppressed group. Which is why it is both surprising and disappointing that they missed two amazing opportunities recently to be rightly outraged on behalf … More

    Jeb Bush on Immigration: Why People Are ‘Riled Up’

    Jeb Bush, in an interview about illegal immigration, said Sunday that “it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families.” I agree. But that is not why people are “riled up” about our broken immigration system, and it’s disappointing Bush would … More

    The Chamber in Silicon Valley: Looking for the Next Bill Gates?

    The Chamber of Commerce announced this week it is opening a second office in Silicon Valley. The Chamber is no doubt in the hunt to expand its membership base, but will it lobby for policies that encourage the next generation of garage discoveries and creative destruction—or lock in the market … More

    What the Left Doesn’t Want You to Know About Equal Pay for Women

    “Equal Pay Day” is slated for April 8—plenty of time for Democrats to start playing the gender card in hopes of galvanizing female voters ahead of the November midterm elections. Rumor has it that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–Nev.) is getting ready to move on the Paycheck Fairness Act—a … More

    From Your Microwave to Your Car, Government Leaves Nothing Untouched

    How many government rules do we need? According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), federal regulators issued more than 2,000 new rules in 2013—doing such helpful things as restricting access to mortgage credit and imposing new limits on the amount of energy a microwave oven can consume when it is … More

    Exclusive: Gov. Bobby Jindal Talks 2016 Race, GOP Brand, 'Duck Dynasty'

    NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal  sat down for an exclusive interview with The Foundry last night, touching on topics ranging from his thinking about a 2016 presidential race and the Republican Party’s brand to his state’s economic growth and the left’s assault on the First Amendment. In the … More

    On Gloria Steinem's Birthday, Comments That Will Shock Today's Young Women

    Liberal feminist icon Gloria Steinem turns 80 today. She once said that “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” Yet for all her talk about equality and rights, one right she worked diligently to deny millions of both sexes was the right … More

    Putin Challenges Obama's Long-Held Views on Missile Defense

    Several years before becoming president, Obama told a Chicago TV station, “I don’t agree with a missile defense system.” That’s nice. Unfortunately, rogue states such as North Korea and Iran have a different worldview. So does Vladimir Putin. The recent Ukraine crisis, and the question of the best United States … More

    Celebrating the 'Most Transparent Administration in History'

    Just a little over a year ago today, President Obama declared, “This is the most transparent administration in history.” But as it turns out, that depends on how you define transparency. Obama continued, “Every visitor that comes into the White House is now part of the public record. Every law … More