27 Million People are Enslaved in the World Today: What One Organization is Doing About It MARCH 24, 2017 BY AMELIA HAMILTON

When young women are rescued from human trafficking it can seem as though the problem has been solved. But being brought to physical safety is only the first step. Reintegration into an ordinary life can be difficult. What follows is an organization called International Sanctuary (iSanctuary) is working to care for these women in a way that […]

Bill de Blasio’s Liberalism Opens Conservative Opportunities in New York City MAY 11, 2016 BY TOM ROGAN Image: The Nation

When Bill de Blasio took office as mayor of New York City in January 2014, he offered a vision of a bigger government and a better city: “We recognize a city government’s first responsibilities: to keep our neighborhoods safe… But we know that our mission reaches deeper. We are called to put an end to […]

European Young Conservatives Bring Free Markets Across the Pond OCTOBER 14, 2016 BY KATRINA JORGENSEN

The European Young Conservatives (EYC) last weekend held its annual Freedom Summit, a conference for young leaders from center-right political parties across Europe. The group gathers for training, education and networking. This year, the event took place in Porto, Portugal. Established in 1993 under the patronage of former British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the […]

New D.C. Policy Requiring Child-Care Workers to Get College Degrees Will Hurt Families MARCH 31, 2017 BY SHOSHANA WEISSMANN

The Washington Post is reporting that “D.C. is among the first in nation to require child-care workers to get college degrees.” Yes, you read that right—a college degree. The story says that hundreds of child-care teachers in the Washington, D.C., “must return to school under new licensing regulations for child-care centers that went into effect […]

Empowering the Next Generation of Conservative and Independent Women APRIL 20, 2015 BY CARRIE SHEFFIELD

Mindy Finn is a digital savant: past coordinator for Twitter’s strategic partnerships, digital strategist for Mitt Romney and deputy director of the Republican National Committee’s eCampaign. Mindy partnered with Millennial pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson to research how young women view today’s feminist movement and whether it met their needs. They found tremendous room for growth among […]

The Power of Women at Work

Financial trailblazer Sallie Krawcheck rings an important alarm bell for women in her new book “Own It: The Power of Women at Work.” Krawcheck boasts an impressive resume: former chief financial officer of Citi, CEO of Citi Wealth Management and CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and U.S. Trust. She also serves as co-founder and […]

Can We Totally Eliminate Poverty? Author Peter Cove Says ‘Yes’ FEBRUARY 22, 2017 BY CARRIE SHEFFIELD

As we have reported often at Opportunity Lives, the LBJ-era “War on Poverty” has resulted in lackluster outcomes. Well-meaning policymakers building the “War on Poverty” created an unprecedented package of legislation, funding poverty programs, and ineffectual employment-related education and training. Fast-forward some $20 trillion in spending later, these endeavors produced little change, and efforts to […]

How Deaf Entrepreneurs Teach a Language That Can’t Be Heard

Starting a business is challenging enough, but deaf entrepreneurs face their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Siblings Melissa and Matt Malzkuhn are third-generation deaf co-founders of Ink & Salt, LLC, a creative productions company in Washington D.C., San Francisco and Boston. After being repeatedly asked “How do I learn to sign?” they discovered a […]

Vice President Pence Promises Obamacare Relief At Latino Small Business Summit

Vice President Mike Pence wasted no time Thursday rallying a group of Latino small business owners gathered in the nation’s capital. “Understand one thing,” Pence began, “this administration is in the promise-keeping business.” Those promises include: repealing and replacing Obamacare; dismantling burdensome regulation; providing tax relief for business owners; and ushering in a new era […]