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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    The Soviet Hunger Games

    Photo from 1943 exhumation of mass grave of Polish officers killed by Soviet NKVD in Katy? Forest in 1940, under Joseph Stalin's reign.

    The Hunger Games has captured the imagination of the entire nation. The book-turned-movie is set in a dystopian world where 12 districts are held under the tyrannical rule of a far-distant Capital. To keep the districts from rebellion, the Capital uses an age-old tactic to manipulate the people: constant fear … More

    Justice Kennedy Shows How Court Can Avoid Conflicts on Religious Freedom

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    Obamacare is a train wreck for religious freedom, and the federal courts are likely going to be forced into cleaning up the mess. However, at Wednesday morning’s hearing in the Obamacare case, Justice Anthony Kennedy pointed a way for the Court to avoid the raft of divisive conflicts that Obamacare … More

    Morning Bell: Did You See the Senate's Gas Price Sideshow?

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    In case you missed it, there was quite a performance in the U.S. Senate yesterday. Liberals put on an election-year show, with the personal encouragement of President Barack Obama, in which they attempted to impose higher taxes on the oil industry as punishment for their profits while gas prices are … More

    What Connecticut Can Learn from the Sunshine State

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    In Connecticut, Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor believes drastic measures are needed to improve the state’s education system:  Our state has the dubious distinction of having the largest achievement gap in the nation. This situation cannot be remedied through patient rationalization and modest tinkering. Instead, we must get involved—immediately and … More

    Quiz: How Thick Is Your Bubble?

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    Bestselling author Charles Murray visits Heritage next week to discuss his latest work, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.” The book explores cultural trends, particularly the new upper class and new lower class in the United States. Murray believes these changes — including the increasing divergence between the … More

    In Cuba, Pope Disappoints Friends of Democracy

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    On March 28, Pope Benedict XVI completed his six-day visit to Mexico and Cuba. In both stops, the Pope sought to propagate the faith and demonstrate the connectivity between faith and the moral and spiritual conditions of modern man. In Cuba, the Pope did not visit with those who speak … More

    What Fewer Married Americans Means for the Nation

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    Nearly 40 percent of women in the United States have never been married, an all-time high, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Beyond lower marriage rates, a high divorce rate and increasing numbers of children born outside of marriage indicate that marriage in America is … More

    Burmese Elections an Encouraging Signal—No More, No Less

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    For months now, many encouraging signals have been coming from Burma’s military-backed regime. The list of reforms over the last year is well-known: release of hundreds of political prisoners, relaxation of press censorship and return of exiled journalists, legal amendments to allow for labor unions and strikes, ceasefires with ethnic … More

    South Carolina One Step Closer to School Choice

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    The South Carolina House has passed a tuition tax credit program that would give children access to scholarships to attend a private school of their choice. Individuals who donate to the privately funded scholarships for low-income and special needs students would be eligible for a tax credit. The proposal also … More

    VIDEOS: Obamacare at the Supreme Court

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    Heritage was at the Supreme Court for the past three days to observe the oral arguments over the constitutionality of Obamacare. Heritage’s Todd Gaziano and Hans von Spakovsky sat in for each day’s arguments and provided immediate reaction after each session. For your convenience, we have corralled these videos and … More