Claire Healey

Claire Healey is an editorial intern with The American Spectator. She is a political science major and a rising senior at Grove City College. She is the Editor-in-chief of The Collegian, the Grove City College student newspaper, and the Executive Style Editor of The Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy.

Pot Cookies for Girl Scouts

 

One-hundred seventeen boxes in two hours. That’s how many Girl Scout cookies 13-year-old Danielle Lei sold outside the Green Cross medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, Calif., last Monday. It’s a common sight this time of year to see young Girl Scouts with their trademark vests sitting behind booths outside stores and making the neighborhood […]

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Bakery Bullies

 

On a cold morning this past January in Gresham, Oregon, Aaron Klein sat down with two customers at the bakery he owned with his wife, Sweet Cakes by Melissa. The two women, a bride and her mother, were making plans to purchase a wedding cake. Before discussing the details, Klein asked his customers a few […]

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Bakery Bullies

 

On a cold morning this past January in Gresham, Ore., Aaron Klein sat down with two customers at the bakery he owned with his wife, Sweet Cakes by Melissa. The two women, a bride and her mother, were making plans to purchase a wedding cake. Before discussing the details, Klein asked his customers a few […]

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Report: EPA Violated the Law, Used Fake E-mail Aliases

 

Senate Republican lawmakers released a report yesterday accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of several Freedom of Information Act violations. “As Congress has raised questions about EPA’s lack of transparency, the agency has steadfastly ignored its constitutional obligation to subject itself to congressional oversight, apparently in an effort to prevent the public from knowing what is going on […]

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Gay Rights Supporters Force Bakery to Close Doors

 

A Christian bakery in Gresham, Ore., announced its decision to shut down after relentless harassment by LGBT activists. According to Fox News, the bakery’s owners, Aaron and Melissa Klein, refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple last January. They faced boycotts days later when the couple filed a discrimination protest with the […]

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Texas Democrat Wants Mandatory Adoption Class

 

Sen. Eddie Lucio, the only Democrat in the Texas state senate to support the new law banning abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, says he’ll continue to push for a requirement for women to complete an adoption course before having an abortion. Lucio first proposed the measure in July. The Texas legislature is in a […]

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House Subpoenas EPA Over Pollution Studies

 

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee issued its first subpoena in 21 years to the EPA, requesting data from the agency’s pollution studies used in forming regulations that crack down on smog, soot, and power plant emissions. Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) teamed up to demand the information. The congressmen […]

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New EPA Head Says Climate Change is an Economic Problem

 

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy gave her first address since her confirmation two weeks ago, and claimed that climate change is an economic problem, not an environmental one. McCarthy spoke at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, emphasizing President Obama’s call for broad climate change measures. According to Politico, McCarthy stressed that more environmental regulations […]

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Traditional Fatherhood Still Essential

 

With single-parent households becoming increasingly commonplace, American society has become more familiar with the idea of single mothers working full-time and raising children alone. However, it’s also becoming more common for women to view this option as more appealing than marriage, as movies like The Back-up Plan and The Switch illustrate, in which Jennifer Lopez […]

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Burning Man

 

About a month ago, a wildfire ravaged about 28,000 acres over the mountains around Mount Charleston, Nevada, leaving burn marks and charred land 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The fire, declared a major disaster by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, forced the evacuation of over 500 people, threatened over 500 structures, and was rated […]

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