Survey: ‘Troubling’ freedom of association, speech concerns on U.S. college campuses

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor 3 hrs ago (The Center Square) – A newly released survey of students at over 500 colleges and universities who belong to Greek-letter fraternities and sororities found that the majority of students don’t feel comfortable publicly disagreeing with their professors on a controversial topic. “Students who aren’t able to freelyContinue reading “Survey: ‘Troubling’ freedom of association, speech concerns on U.S. college campuses”

Stitt signs three bills restricting abortion in Oklahoma

The Center Square 37 min ago (The Center Square) – Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday signed three bills further regulating abortions in Oklahoma. One will prohibit abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. It becomes law in November. Another requires physicians who perform abortionsContinue reading “Stitt signs three bills restricting abortion in Oklahoma”

Colorado initiative draws ire of Weld County, agriculture industry

By Robert Davis | The Center Square contributor Apr 21, 2021 (The Center Square) — A proposed ballot measure in Colorado is drawing the ire of Weld County commissioners and members of the state’s agriculture industry. Initiative 16, which could appear on the November 2022 ballot, purports to expand state prohibitions against animal cruelty. However, commissionersContinue reading “Colorado initiative draws ire of Weld County, agriculture industry”

Arizona lawmakers endorse pro-life abortion restrictions

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square Apr 23, 2021 (The Center Square) – The Arizona Legislature has passed a sweeping reform to the state’s abortion laws.  Lawmakers approved an amended Senate Bill 1457, and it now awaits Gov. Doug Ducey’s consideration before immediately becoming law. The bill, which cleared the Arizona Legislature on Tuesday, makes numerousContinue reading “Arizona lawmakers endorse pro-life abortion restrictions”

Supreme Court grants relief for California church as Newsom amends singing ban for houses of worship

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor 12 hrs ago (The Center Square) – The state of California amended its ban on houses of worship, granting performers who previously were also banned the ability to sing on private property during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state is still recommending no singing and chanting among participants gatheringContinue reading “Supreme Court grants relief for California church as Newsom amends singing ban for houses of worship”

Michigan lawmakers conduct hearing on election reform bills

By Bruce Walker | The Center Square 3 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Legislative attempts to reform Michigan election law are becoming increasingly contentious. On Wednesday, the Michigan Senate Elections Committee heard nearly two hours of testimony on a package of bills in both the state House and Senate aimed at cleaning up the state’sContinue reading “Michigan lawmakers conduct hearing on election reform bills”

Bernie Sanders, Democrats pressure Biden on ‘free’ college tuition

By Casey Harper | The Center Square 1 hr ago (The Center Square) – New legislation from Democrats in the U.S. Senate would provide free public education to millions of Americans, but experts say the “free” plan comes with a hefty price tag. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., introduced the “College forContinue reading “Bernie Sanders, Democrats pressure Biden on ‘free’ college tuition”

Democratic mayors launch pilot program to implement Universal Basic Income

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor 17 hrs ago (The Center Square) – A group of 43 Democratic mayors from across the country is backing plans to provide certain low-income residents with a universal basic income. Called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), the group argues that “economic security isn’t a new challenge orContinue reading “Democratic mayors launch pilot program to implement Universal Basic Income”

Unlock Michigan petition will advance, could revoke 1945 law used by Whitmer during pandemic

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 22 hrs ago (The Center Square) – The state Bureau of Elections determined the conservative Unlock Michigan petition to remove Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers has enough valid signatures to be certified Thursday by the Board of State Canvassers. Unlock Michigan needed 340,047 signatures to obtain certification. By Monday,Continue reading “Unlock Michigan petition will advance, could revoke 1945 law used by Whitmer during pandemic”

Michigan Republicans pitch $13 billion COVID-19 recovery plan

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 16 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Michigan House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a $13 billion spending plan for COVID-19 recovery fueled by federal stimulus dollars. “First and foremost, this plan continues our commitment to Michigan families decimated by COVID-19 and the governor’s pandemic orders,” Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell,Continue reading “Michigan Republicans pitch $13 billion COVID-19 recovery plan”

5 Hidden Benefits of Failure You Should Know

by Ogaga Eruteya  3/18/2020 Whether it is an exam, a business, an interview or just any other venture, failure is not something desirable. But sometimes it happens. And when it does, it comes along with valuable lessons. However, whether we will profit from failure or not, depends on how we respond. If you respond positively every time youContinue reading “5 Hidden Benefits of Failure You Should Know”

Counselor’s Corner: Get Unstuck By Making Small Daily Changes

by stephanie reck 4/14/21 Maybe you desire to see a change in your life, but because of fear, anxiety, or trauma, you have remained where you are at. Fear can keep you paralyzed from moving forward. This last year has been challenging to make any additional changes in our lives mainly due to all the unwanted changesContinue reading “Counselor’s Corner: Get Unstuck By Making Small Daily Changes”

More than 140 fully vaccinated people in Houston have tested positive for COVID-19, following trend of ‘breakthrough cases’ nationwide

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Apr 15, 2021 (The Center Square) – More than 140 people in Houston have tested positive for COVID-19 more than two weeks after receiving two doses of either Moderna or Pfizer mNRA shots. The Houston Health Department reported that 142 people that the agency knows of who wereContinue reading “More than 140 fully vaccinated people in Houston have tested positive for COVID-19, following trend of ‘breakthrough cases’ nationwide”

Gov. Abbott blasts Biden administration for rescinding Medicaid extension

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Apr 17, 2021 (The Center Square) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blasted the Biden administration for rescinding a 10-year Medicaid waiver extension that was granted by the previous administration. The extension, which was scheduled to run through 2030, would have provided $11 billion per year in health careContinue reading “Gov. Abbott blasts Biden administration for rescinding Medicaid extension”

Wisconsin lawmakers move ahead on election integrity legislation

Benjamin Yount / The Center Square contributor Apr 14, 2021 (The Center Square) – Wisconsin lawmakers spent Wednesday at the Capitol looking to close the gaps from last fall’s election. The Wisconsin Senate approved four pieces of legislation that Sen. Duey Strobel, R-Saukville, said will make it easier to vote and more difficult to cheatContinue reading “Wisconsin lawmakers move ahead on election integrity legislation”

Black church leaders bash Biden, Abrams for ‘lies’ regarding Georgia’s voting reform law

By Nyamekye Daniel | The Center Square Apr 12, 2021 Updated Apr 13, 2021 (The Center Square) – A group of Black ministers and pastors have published a full-page ad against President Joe Biden and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to combat their criticisms of the state’s new election law. In the ad, which appeared in theContinue reading “Black church leaders bash Biden, Abrams for ‘lies’ regarding Georgia’s voting reform law”

Study: Vaccine passports may soon be obsolete

By Casey Harper | The Center Square 1 hr ago (The Center Square) – States around the country are discussing controversial, mandatory vaccine passports, but a new study suggests the entire debate could be over soon. The Competitive Enterprise Institute released a new report stating that the U.S. is on the verge of herd immunity, making government-mandated vaccineContinue reading “Study: Vaccine passports may soon be obsolete”

As police brutality protests erupt again, Florida Senate set to debate ‘anti-riot’ bill

By John Haughey | The Center Square contributor 1 hr ago (The Center Square) – With protests erupting in a Minneapolis suburb after a Black man was shot dead by police and the nationally-televised trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd resuming Monday nearby, the Florida Senate this week couldContinue reading “As police brutality protests erupt again, Florida Senate set to debate ‘anti-riot’ bill”

U.S. Supreme Court overturns California’s restrictions on in-home religious activities

By Dan McCaleb | The Center Square Apr 10, 2021 (The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled late Friday that California’s COVID-19 restrictions on in-home religious gatherings, limiting worship to families from a maximum of three households, could not continue. In the 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court reversed a Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsContinue reading “U.S. Supreme Court overturns California’s restrictions on in-home religious activities”

(The Center Square) – The Biden administration took heavy criticism Friday after announcing the administration would be formally considering adding more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. The White House said a new executive order will create a presidential commission composed of experts to study current practices of the Supreme Court, most notably the “membershipContinue reading