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NYT: Does Sex Ed Undermine Parental Rights?

OP-ED CONTRIBUTORS Does Sex Ed Undermine Parental Rights? By ROBERT P. GEORGE and MELISSA MOSCHELLA Published: October 19, 2011 Princeton,N.J.  IMAGINE you have a 10- or 11-year-old child,just entering a public middle school. How would you feel if,as part of … Continue reading

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Movement for Abstinence-based Sex Ed Grows In NYC

This week, NYC Parents Choice coalition took its grassroots campaign for an alternative medically accurate abstinence-centered sex education curriculum to the steps of City Hall. We were joined by Greg Pfundstein (Chiaroscuro Foundation), Rev. Michel Faulkner (Clergy for Better Choices), … Continue reading

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Feds Reject City Plan to Ban Food Stamps for Soda

Late last week, the USDA informed Mayor Bloomberg that the Department has rejected the city’s proposal to bar New York City’s food stamp recipients from buying soda and other sugary drinks with their benefits. Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture, … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – TW2 Minority Report, August 18

It was a slow August week as eyes focused on Wall Street’s wild roller coaster ride, jobless numbers and President Obama’s bus tour. The week ended with the USDA rejecting Mayor Bloomberg’s ill-conceived obesity-prevention pilot project banning the purchase of … Continue reading

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Will The Nanny State Trump Free Will Individualism

THE issue of personal responsibility made news in New York and Arizona. No, it did not involve gun control or illegal immigration. Critics wondered how far government should go in preventing people from making unhealthy choices. At one time, the … Continue reading

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