By Ben Shapiro, Townhall - This week, France set itself on fire; the stock market tumbled; and news broke that low-wage employment tumbled in the city of Seattle. What do these three headlines have in common? That policies aren't wish lists -- they have real-world consequences... Begin in France, where the so-called "yellow vests" -- a group of anti-tax protesters dressed in safety vests -- tore up Paris. Rioters defaced the Arc de Triomphe, burned cars and attacked police with stones. They were protesting the exorbitant fuel taxes pursued by French President Emmanuel Macron, taxes designed to curb climate change.
By Rob Marco, Catholic Stand - I am going to make a prediction – restoration of homes and personal items is going to trump renovation in the near future. Grandparents dying and Baby Boomers downsizing, trying to foist things off onto their Millennial children who “don’t want their stuff” is creating a pennies-on-the-dollar flood of furnishings on Craigslist and thrift shops. The craftsmanship is unparalleled, but the styles are passé. Young people prefer particleboard to hardwood, white to walnut, and sleek to plush, so the demand for old things is not there.
By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow - A pro-life student organization says Yale's launch of "Plan B" vending machines shows "a tragc obsession with ending life."... Plan B (Levonorgestrel) is also referred to as the "morning-after pill," an emergency contraception that "reduces the chance of pregnancy after unprotected sex" or failure of a regular birth control method. As reported by YaleDailyNews.com, a new 24/7 "wellness-to-go" vending machine will soon sell Plan B pills, as well as other over-the-counter medications and condoms, at Silliman College....
By Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency - Pro-life legislators and organizations remain optimistic about ongoing efforts to ban abortion in the United States, despite an incoming House of Representatives, led by a Democratic majority committed to the practice… Although leadership elections have not yet taken place, former Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is widely expected to replace outgoing speaker Rep. Paul Ryan… Pelosi is in favor of abortion rights, and once defended her refusal to support a bill banning late-term abortion by saying “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me.”