Authors Posts by Michal Conger

Michal Conger

Michal Conger
Michal Conger is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in several outlets including the Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, the Santa Barbara News-Press, and Verily Magazine. She has appeared on Fox News with Neal Cavuto and Greta Van Susteren, as well as several radio news shows. As an investigative reporter she has covered government contracts and spending, environmental regulations, and politics. She also volunteers with the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative, which provides direct services to women and girls recovered from sex trafficking in Northern Virginia.
GOP Health Plan

GOP Health Care Plans Hit Kids Hard

As Senate Republicans struggle to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one thing they can agree on is cutting federal spending on Medicaid. The program was expanded under the ACA as a way...
Interstate Adoption

Interstate Adoptions Heading for the Fast Lane

A bipartisan trio of senators are pushing a bill to provide funding and resources for onboarding every state to electronic data—sharing systems for interstate foster placements and adoptions. The Modernizing Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act...
Fireworks Fun or Fear

Fireworks: Fun or Fear?

Even before my twins were born, I looked forward to sharing holidays with them. The traditions, the family time, the special observances—holidays are some of the best days of the year. They reveal the sense...
Inclusion Act

THE BACKLASH OF INCLUSION: The collision of constitutional rights creates an irreconcilable conflict

Six years ago, Brady Howe and his husband became parents. They adopted their son privately through the Open Adoptions & Family Services agency. Soon, they added the boy’s two older sisters to the family...
Parental Smoking

Parental Smoking Linked to Childhood Cancer

Parents’ smoking habits could contribute to the most common form of childhood cancer, according to a new study. A new study by researchers in California suggests exposure to parents’ tobacco smoke, especially during pregnancy and...
SCOTUS Decision

SCOTUS Decision Gives Leverage to Families of Students With Special Needs

Families of students with special needs won an important legal battle when the Supreme Court sided with the parents of an autistic boy who argued that their school district had failed to provide their...
Emotional Abuse

Study Shows Childhood Emotional Abuse Linked to PTSD and Opioid Abuse in Adults

Children who experience emotional abuse are more likely to struggle with post-traumatic stress and opioid misuse as adults, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Vermont. Though previous studies have shown...


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