Casey Harper

Lawmakers blast Pentagon funding for CRT, liberal gender ideology training, policies

(The Center Square) – A new GOP report details how the Pentagon has prioritized promoting critical race theory, progressive gender ideology and more using taxpayer dollars. The…

Pro-abortion agenda stalled for remainder of term, Biden says

(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden raised eyebrows Monday telling reporters that he expects no progress on the abortion issue in the second half…

‘Trick on Taxpayers’ outlines questionable projects, for schools and others, funded by COVID-19 relief

(The Center Square) – More and more federally funded, controversial projects that came as part of pandemic-relief spending passed by Congress are coming to light,…

HHS taxpayer-funded transgender surgery policies under scrutiny

(The Center Square) – U.S. Health and Human Services’ transgender policies toward children are under scrutiny, the latest federal agency to face Congressional questions over…

Poll: Americans support banning transgender surgeries, drugs for minors

(The Center Square) – The majority of Americans say transgender surgeries for minors should be illegal, newly released polling data shows, backing up a movement…

U.S. State Department pushes ‘gender transition’ for kids as states consider bans

(The Center Square) – The U.S. State Department’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategic Plan has sparked controversy for including taxpayer-funded “gender transition care” for employees…

Major government unions lose over 200K members

(The Center Square) – The top four public labor unions in the U.S. lost hundreds of thousands of members since a 2018 Supreme Court case…

Taxpayer-funded cancel culture? Lawmakers ask Education Secretary to push for tolerant campuses

(The Center Square) – Republican lawmakers are questioning the Biden administration about cancel culture on college campuses and asking the question: why are federal taxpayer…

Lawmakers: COVID relief funds paid for ‘equity warriors,’ CRT lessons in public schools

(The Center Square) – Top Republicans in the U.S. House are pursuing an investigation into reports that federal tax dollars designated for COVID-related learning loss were spent…

Pandemic-era school shutdowns caused decades of student learning loss, federal report shows

(The Center Square) – A new federal report shows that the nationwide shutdown of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic led to historic learning losses for students. The…

Jewish university appeals to Supreme Court after it is ordered to approve LGBT club

(The Center Square) – The oldest Jewish university in the U.S. has now appealed to the Supreme Court as the next step in a lengthy…

Washington D.C. delays enforcement of student vaccine mandate after mass noncompliance

(The Center Square) – Washington, D.C.’s vaccine mandate for students over 12 years old has been the subject of major controversy, and is now being…

Oversight Republicans investigate why DOE hasn’t spent COVID relief funds, role of teachers unions

(The Center Square) – Oversight Republicans have launched an investigation into how the U.S. Department of Education has handled billions of COVID-19 relief dollars, raising…

Coalition of lawmakers to D.C. mayor: End ‘unreasonable and destructive’ vaccine mandate for kids

(The Center Square) – A coalition of leading Republicans sent a letter to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Thursday calling for an end to end the district’s…

New bill would codify religious groups ability to receive federal funds for social service programs

(The Center Square) – A new Senate bill would open the door for religious organizations to secure access to federal funding for a range of…

Americans feeling pain of inflation as they begin back-to-school shopping

(The Center Square) – Inflation has soared in the past year, and parents are feeling the difference as they start back-to-school shopping this year. A…

FBI’s response to attacks on pregnancy clinics undergoes scrutiny

(The Center Square) – Dozens of attacks on churches, pregnancy crisis centers, and pro-life groups around the nation have drawn an FBI investigation and questions…

Debate over arming teachers resurfaces after shootings

(The Center Square) – The tragic and deadly shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, have renewed the debate over gun control measures, but…

New Biden administration rule will tie federal education funding to LGBT mandates

(The Center Square) – An upcoming Biden administration rule change will tie billions of dollars in federal education funding to an array of LGBT policies,…

Flight attendants sue Alaska Airlines alleging religious discrimination

(The Center Square) – A pair of flight attendants are suing Alaska Airlines, claiming they were discriminated against because of their religious beliefs when they…

Taxpayer-funded federal program trains teachers in critical race theory

(The Center Square) — Newly uncovered federal grant documents show that the U.S. Department of Education awarded roughly $2.5 million in taxpayer dollars to a…