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  • Monthly Archives: February 2012

    Syria’s War on Free Speech

    Syrian mourners gather around the bodies of people allegedly killed by Syrian government forces during a funeral procession in Maarat al-Noman, Idlib province, Syria, February 7, 2012. UPI

    The Syrian government’s sickening attacks on its own people continues unabated. Syrian government troops are pushing into the city of Daraa, where resistance is currently concentrated, near the Jordanian border south of Damascus. This follows equally brutal sieges on the rebellious cities of Homs and Hama, which the Assad regime … More

    Liberals Scramble to Avoid Talking About the Constitution

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    President Obama has been accused of violating the Constitution with two high-profile decisions over the last month. Polling and reactions from elected officials reveal an important truth: the Constitution is a winning political issue – Americans respect it and want their leaders to adhere to it. Most recently, the administration … More

    Building a Better Medicare Program: The Burr–Coburn Proposal

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    Senators Richard Burr (R–NC) and Tom Coburn (R–OK) have just unveiled a bold Medicare reform proposal based on the free-market forces of choice and competition. The Senators’ proposal adds further momentum to the effort to reform and improve America’s largest and most challenging entitlement program. “Premium support” is at the … More

    Obama Administration Refuses Again to Protect Religious Liberty

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    President Obama talked the talk but then blatantly refused to walk the walk on the freedom of religious institutions from the Obamacare statute’s mandate for group health insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization.  The Obama Administration continues to trample on religious liberty by issuing rules that require many … More

    Online Chat on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

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    Obama’s new budget proposal that was unveiled on Monday includes increases budget of the Department of Education to $70 Billion, but it curiously cuts funding to the highly successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (D.C. OSP). Click here to join us on right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. … More

    10 Questions and Answers: What the U.S. Should Do About Syria

    An armed Free Syrian Army rebel stands inside a house in the north Syrian city of Binnish on February 15, 2012.

    As the violent government crackdown continues in Syria, the United States is faced with a series of questions about what role it should play in the international response. Here are ten questions and answers about the road forward: Does the U.S. have an interest in the Syrian uprising? The Assad … More

    Side Effects: Federal Government Taxes Itself and the States

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    One especially peculiar side effect of Obamacare will cause the federal government to begin taxing itself and state governments. This begins in 2014 as the result of the new annual fee imposed on the health insurance industry. The health insurer fee was created to fund new spending under Obamacare. The … More

    Targeted Tax Credits: Neither Conservative nor Free Market

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    As Congress hammers out the details of the payroll tax extension package, Members on the left and the right are making last-minute attempts to include a number of other provisions, including production tax credits for alternative energy sources. Some republicans are using the “conservatives are the party of lower taxes” … More

    Salon’s "Big Neo-Con Lie": Burning the Straw Men

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    The rest of the world has woken up to the fact that Iran is a problem on a large scale. Salon magazine, however, is determined to bury its head in the proverbial sand. The online magazine is running a series of articles to discredit anyone who argues for taking out Iran’s nuclear … More

    Morning Bell: Fighting to the Death in Syria

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    Fifty-five explosions rocked the city of Homs, Syria, in the span of 15 minutes. Artillery and automatic gunfire pound neighborhoods. Snipers perch on rooftops, firing at civilians. Families crowd in makeshift basement shelters to avoid the violence, and the military is reportedly on a campaign to flatten every single neighborhood … More