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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    Nothing Free about Free Tuition

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    Democrats in the Michigan state legislature recently announced the “Michigan 2020” plan, a proposal to provide “free” college tuition—up to $9,500 per year—to Michigan students to attend a state college. Supporters say that this will provide increased opportunities for more low-income students to attend post-secondary institutions. However, there are several … More

    Senators Speak Out Against President’s Whispers

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    “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this—this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space,” stated President Obama during his recent conversation with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The President’s comments have caused quite a stir, since they imply his willingness to further give in … More

    Online Chat on Obamacare at the Supreme Court

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    This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius and Florida v. The Department of HHS to evaluate the many legal questions raised by the passage of ObamaCare, including whether Congress exceeded its constitutional power when it enacted the individual mandate. Click here … More

    Cooper and LaTourette's Budget Is a Major Tax Hike

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    Rule #1 of tax reform: Tax reform does not raise taxes. The budget resolution sponsored by Representatives Jim Cooper (D–TN) and Steve LaTourette (R–OH) breaks this rule. In reality, it is a massive tax hike of nearly $2 trillion, according to Americans for Tax Reform. The Cooper–LaTourette budget follows the … More

    Morning Bell: And Now the Supreme Court Must Decide

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    For the past three days, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard a series of arguments on Obamacare — what promises to be one of the most seminal decisions in the Court’s history. Now that the dust has settled, it appears more than likely that President Obama’s signature … More

    Overcriminalization in America: Fraud is Fraud is Fraud

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    As part of an ongoing series, Heritage’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies identifies a “Bill of the Week” which impacts overcriminalization in America. The Contracting Oversight for Small Business Jobs Act of 2012 is a classic example of the overcriminalization of fraud.  Senior Legal Fellow Paul Larkin has gone … More

    Seven of Obamacare's Biggest Failures from the Last Two Years

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    It has been two years since Obamacare was signed into law, and although the major provisions don’t begin until 2014, some have already been implemented. The parts of the law already in effect were thought by its proponents to be its most popular, but as detailed in Heritage’s “The Obamacare … More

    Day 3 at the Court - Severability and Coercive Medicaid Conditions

    The Court’s morning session concentrated on whether, if the individual mandate is held unconstitutional (as looks increasingly likely after yesterday’s argument), it can be cleanly severed from the rest of ObamaCare, and if not, what other portions of the act must the Court strike down with it. The Court’s afternoon … More

    Obama and Medvedev: Best Friends Forever

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    Imagine a foreign leader, visiting the White House, being overheard and captured on microphone whispering conspiratorially to the U.S. President that he intends to undermine the interests of his own country in order to please the United States. Could one imagine British Prime Minister David Cameron saying that he would … More

    FamilyFact of the Week: Headlines Mask Cohabitation’s Continued Risks

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    Recent headlines, heralding the findings of a new government study, claim that “living together before marriage no longer predicts divorce” or that cohabitation before marriage poses no greater divorce risk. Regrettably, opting for the provocative rather than the accurate, the media has focused on these findings in a rather misleading … More