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  • Monthly Archives: April 2011

    Five Memorable Inaugural Moments

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    Today marks the anniversary of the first ever Presidential Inaugural Address under the Constitution. Let’s look at five that stand out. April 30, 1789, George Washington’s First Inaugural:  Neither the Constitution nor Congress required Washington to deliver an inaugural. But Washington set the bar high for his successors. The only … More

    Amish Milk: The Latest Target of the Obama Regulatory State

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    Milk might do a body good, but if it’s unpasteurized milk sold by an Amish farmer across state lines, it’s a whole other story… or at least according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Washington Times reports: A yearlong sting operation, including aliases, a 5 a.m. surprise inspection … More

    AZ Gets State Defense Force Law; Now It's Time to Act

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    It sat on her desk for over a week, but yesterday Governor Jan Brewer (R–AZ) finally signed S.B. 1495 into law. The new law takes an important step and allows the governor to mobilize the Arizona State Defense Force (SDF) “for any reason” she sees fit. Arizona’s constitution has long … More

    NPR Hosting Celebs at Washington Dinner Party

    The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is an annual celebration of the news media by the news media. This year’s dinner, scheduled for Saturday night, will feature President Obama as well as Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers. Among the many news outlets participating in this year’s dinner will be NPR, the tax-subsidized … More

    Is Obama Circumventing Congress to Restrict Political Speech?

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    Is President Barack Obama trying to perform an end-run around Congress in order to implement restrictions on political speech? It’s a question that 27 senators put to President Obama in a letter this week in which they urged him to reconsider a draft executive order (EO) that would require government contractors … More

    The Tax on Mother’s Day Flowers

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    With Mother’s Day around the corner, you better look out. It’s going to cost more than usual to send your mom a bouquet of flowers this year. Earlier this year, Congress allowed the Andean Trade Preference and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) to expire. As a result: U.S. flower importers face … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Trent Franks on Parental Choice in Education

    Late last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, overturning the notoriously biased Ninth District Court’s decision against the case and throwing out the challenge to Arizona’s tuition tax credit legislation. The Supreme Court’s ruling marks the culmination of 14 … More

    VIDEO: Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Battle Royale

    It’s not Eminem or Dre, not East Coast or West. It’s economists Hayek and Keynes, and Congress can’t decide who gets it best. They’re battling it out on the mean streets of DC, to see who can fix the economy…. Sometimes, the best way to get a point across is … More

    Morning Bell: Marriage Is an Ideal, Not a Fairy Tale

    As many as two billion people — about a third of the world — were expected to watch today’s British royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. The global euphoria highlights the enduring ideal of marriage. For all the extravagance and fanfare of a future monarch’s wedding, we recognize … More

    Online Chat on Defense Spending

    Join us on Friday from 12-1 for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We will be joined by Peter Brookes and we will be discussing the proper level of funding for our troops here and abroad. The Department of Defense has recently come under budget cuts at a time when … More