Hans Bader

Hans Bader practices law in Washington, D.C. After studying economics and history at the University of Virginia and law at Harvard, he practiced civil-rights, international-trade, and constitutional law. He also once worked in the U.S. Department of Education. Hans writes for CNS News and has appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”

Recent blog posts by this author

Does Equal Pay Day Promote Myths About Women's Pay?

Today is Equal Pay Day. That means it’s time for people to peddle myths about what women are paid for doing the same job as a man. Many of those who promote Equal Pay Day cite a misleading statistic that the average woman makes 20% less than the...

San Antonio Violates Chick-Fil-A's First Amendment Rights

Government officials are not supposed to impose political or religious litmus tests on businesses. They cannot punish them, or even selectively withhold benefits from them, because they made donations to organizations that engaged in political,...

Democratic Party Supports Socialism, Poll Says

64 percent of registered voters say the Democratic Party supports socialism, reports The Hill: Nearly two-thirds of registered voters in a Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill believe that the Democratic Party...

Minimum Wage Hike to $15 Wipes Out Jobs in Illinois and New York

Big minimum wage hikes wipe out a lot of jobs. Illinois recently enacted a $15 minimum wage, a large increase in the minimum wage that will be phased in over several years. And businesses are already announcing plans to close up, move out of the...

Is the Racial Gap in Suspensions Due to Racism?

Black students are suspended from school at a higher rate than white students. To many people, this might seem unremarkable, given the higher black crime rate, and the fact that black kids are more likely to come from struggling single-parent...

Child Deaths Fall Across the World, No Thanks to Marxism

It has never been a safer world in which to be a child. According to the UN, in 1950, most of the world had a child death rate (by age 5) of over 20%, while only a few countries, such as the United States, Cuba, Canada, England, Australia, and New...

The Green New Deal is Actually a Brown New Deal

The so-called “Green New Deal” supported by the Democrats’ leading candidates in 2020 would cost trillions of dollars, and harm the economy and the environment while causing widespread unemployment. It would be better described as a Brown New Deal,...

Virginia May Hike Minimum Wage to $15 in 2020

Companies that moved from California to Virginia to escape taxes and red tape are in for a surprise. Virginia now is moving towards mimicking California’s economic mistakes, such as costly labor and employment regulations that wipe out hundreds of...

Why the Feds Should Stop Pushing Racial Quotas in Special Education

No child should be barred based on her race from a public education program needed to address her learning disabilities or educational deficits. But the Obama administration ignored this basic principle in its December 2016 regulation interpreting...

DeVos Takes Aim at Obama-Era College Sexual Assault Guidelines

In a major speech today, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos indicated that the Education Department may withdraw some of the regulatory “dark matter” discussed by CEI’s Wayne Crews, such as its April 4, 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter...

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