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Birch Bayh, senator and Title IX architect, has died

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/14/19, 12:55 pm

Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in education, died from pneumonia at his home in Maryland on Thursday. He was 91. The liberal Democrat won three narrow U.S. Senate elections in Indiana, starting in 1962, a time when Republicans won the state in four of the five U.S. presidential elections. Bayh’s hold on the seat ended with a loss to Dan Quayle, future vice president of the United States, in 1980. His son, Evan Bayh, followed him into politics and became Indiana’s governor and a U.S. senator.

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Playing a bad hand

News | Jerry Nadler, Ilhan Omar, and their press enablers
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/14/19, 11:19 am

Our major political parties are like cracker boxes covered with as many endorsements as the shirts of NASCAR drivers. Democrats claim to be non-GMO and gluten-free. Republicans claim to be nutrient-dense and filled with protein. But both parties have “tells” like the ones poker players discern. Since some WORLD readers think I’ve been tough on President Trump, I’ll focus on two Democratic “tells” of the past two weeks. 

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Abortion survivor protections fail in the Senate

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/25/19, 08:03 pm

WASHINGTON—The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a measure that would ensure babies who survived abortions received medical care, failed in the Senate Monday afternoon. The act needed 60 votes to advance but only received 53. The bill, introduced by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., would have required any healthcare practitioner present to seek to “preserve the life and health of the child,” including transporting the baby immediately to a hospital if it survived an abortion.

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