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Debra J. Saunders
Debra J. Saunders is a fellow at the Discovery Institute's Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership. Contact her at dsaunders@discovery.org.
by | Nov 26, 2022

In the age of cell phones and the internet, consumers often face a simple choice: convenience or privacy? Do we let Big Tech have access to our private communications and free email accounts because it’s so easy? Once you’ve said…

by | Nov 19, 2022

“I don’t own this job. Anybody who wants to run for it can feel free to do so,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday. “I’m not in any way offended by having an opponent or having a few votes…

by | Nov 12, 2022

Former President Donald Trump did not have a good night Tuesday. As President Joe Biden noted during a Wednesday press briefing, “While the press and pundits are predicting a giant red wave, it didn’t happen.” The fact that Democrats outperformed…

by | Nov 5, 2022

Some 640,000 Pennsylvanians voted ahead of the Oct. 25 debate between Democratic hopeful John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz, who are running for an open U.S. Senate seat. It was the only debate during the campaign. Tuesday, Libertarian Marc Victor…

by | Oct 29, 2022

When the federal government gets together with social media giants to censor critics of the government, is that free speech or censorship? A case moving its way through the federal court system argues it’s censorship — a violation of Americans’…

by | Oct 22, 2022

COVID school closures hurt American kids. American parents have seen it: The longer schools were closed and replaced with remote learning, the more students fell behind. It didn’t have to be this way. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

by | Oct 15, 2022

A not small percentage of homeless adults first experienced homelessness as children. The figure is 20 percent for homeless adults in Los Angeles, 18 percent for Seattle and Santa Cruz, and 15 percent in San Francisco, according to the Department…

by | Oct 8, 2022

“The pandemic is over, but the purge continues,” Stephen Crampton, senior counsel for the conservative Thomas More Society, told me. We were talking about Zach Loesch, a Coast Guard aviation survival technician — a real hero about to lose his…

by | Oct 1, 2022

There was a time in America, more than a decade ago, when horror stories of six-figure student debt racked up by graduates with faint prospects and no idea how they’d repay the money led to a rethinking about the cost…

by | Sep 24, 2022

President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice is going after conservatives in a way eerily reminiscent of the tactics employed when the state of Alabama went after the NAACP in the 1950s. In 1956, Alabama did not pass a law to…

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