Michelle Ray
Austin, TX

Michelle is Deputy Director of Editorial Operations and joined Independent Journal Review in December 2014. She is a political activist and mother to four with a passion for policy and innovation. Michelle is the host of In Deep with Michelle Ray and...more

This 'Free-Market, Price-Displaying' Surgery Center May Be Leading the Affordable Health Care Solution Revolution
By Michelle Ray - 10 months ago
President Trump began the likely long process of rolling back at least the majority of Obamacare during his first week in office, but
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President Trump Issues Statement About 'Muslim Ban': This Is Not About Religion
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
Sunday evening, in response to media and internet outrage as well as nationwide protests and dissent from both sides of the political
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Trump's Ag Secretary Pick Has No Beef with Subsidizing Green Energy 'Boondoggles'
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team announced that he has selected 70-year-old former Georgia Governor Sonny
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5 Ways Trump's Recent Comments on Europe Signal Putin May Be Getting Everything on His 'Wish List'
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
President-elect Trump's “bromance” with Vladimir Putin has played no small part in either media headlines or public concerns over how
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Trump Insists That No One Cares About His Tax Return, Conveniently Ignores Overwhelming Majority Who Do
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly refused to release his tax returns, something that almost all presidential candidates and
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Jeb Bush Goes from Low Energy to No Energy with Announcement GOP's Been Waiting For...
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
In the event that you've been wondering what former Florida governor and GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has planned for the futur
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Jason Chaffetz Threatens to Subpoena Director of Government Ethics Over Statements About Trump
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
Most people have no idea who Walter M. Shaub Jr. is, but he's a fly in the ointment that is Trump's transition to the presidency.S
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BREAKING: Dept of Justice Inspector General to Investigate FBI Over Clinton Email Scandal
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has announced that it is launching a review into the FBI's handling
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Carly Fiorina is Back--And She's Got a Few Choice Things to Say to Trump About Treatment of US Intel Community
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
In December, President-elect Trump met with former GOP presidential campaign rival, Carly Fiorina, and rumor had it that she was being
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Senator Chuck Schumer Comes Out Against Jeff Sessions, Says He Will Oppose Him as Attorney General
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions (R) isn't going to sail through confirmation proceedings to become the country's next Attorney General.
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Legal Weed Is Spreading Like Wildfire Across America. Will a Trump Administration Fight to Stop It?
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
Image Credit: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images, IJR Photo EditThe crusade to decriminalize marijuana is one that has spanned presidentia
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Before You Call Geek Squad, You Should Know That Your Computer Repair Person May Be an FBI Informant
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has some explaining to do.An investigative report at OC Weekly pinpoints the event that led to
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Here are the States Shrinking 'Gun Free Zones' or Expanding Concealed Carry in 2017
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
If you thought the panicky hyperbole about gun violence has been bad for the last couple of years, hold on to your hats. Whether you c
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No, California Did Not Just Legalize Child Prostitution -- All Child Sex 'Workers' Are Victims
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
Prominently appearing on social media this week are headlines blaring that the state of California, in its leftist madness, has made c
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NY Gov's Free College Tuition Plan Would Create Another 'Safe Space' for Coddled Liberal Arts Majors
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
In the meme-glorified words of former congressman Ron Paul: It's happening.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that h
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Just Stop Saying 'Happy Holidays' Already. Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer Merry Christmas
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
Image Credit: Wikimedia CC/Nick-DIt's that time of year again: pine needles in the carpet, sugar cookies breeding like rabbits, crow
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President Obama Delivers New Coal Regulations to Energy Industry the Week Before Christmas
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
President Obama isn't quietly riding out his last month in office. He has apparently decided to push through as many of his agenda ite
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Twitter Is Turning Over Information on the Person Who Sent an 'Assault GIF' to Newsweek Reporter
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
Last week, after a much talked about appearance on Fox News, Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald was sent a “strobing” GIF on Twitter.
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NSA Watchdog Said Snowden Could Have Come to Him. Now, Whistleblower Retaliation Has Him in Hot Water.
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
The United States National Security Agency (NSA) has an Inspector General. The IG heads up the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
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2016 Had Fewest Executions in Decades. Only Five States Carried Out the Death Penalty.
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
In 2016, the U.S. carried out the death penalty 20 times, which is the fewest executions in 25 years.Ronald Bert Smith, Jr., the t
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After Years of Easy Money Under Obama, The Fed Finally Hiked Interest Rates
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
Since the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve has kept key interest rates near zero percent in hopes of spurring the economy.
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Police Have Been Arresting Drivers for Minor Traffic Offenses. A New Texas Bill Seeks to Put a Stop to It
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
Image Credit: Eden Prairie Police BlogThe police in Texas have a lot of latitude when it comes to how to handle many traffic offense
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Donald Trump Connects with Silicon Valley Heavy Hitters Elon Musk and Uber CEO to Shape Tech Policy
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
The president-elect's transition team has a lot of seats to fill, and on Wednesday, they announced that three of the biggest names in
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Left Flips Out at Prospect of Trump Propaganda Arm as Powerful as The Kremlin's--Thanks to the NDAA
By Michelle Ray - a year ago
If you were unaware that the United States has a Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), whose job is to keep partisan agendas from cre
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