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  • Monthly Archives: April 2012

    Marriage Debate Moves to North Carolina

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    According to the Alliance Defense Fund, “Sixty-three million Americans have voted on marriage, and in 31 out of 31 states they have protected marriage as the union between one man and one woman.” On May 8, North Carolinians will have the same opportunity when they vote on a ballot measure … More

    Morning Bell: Do You Know What the Constitution Really Means?

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    With a handful of words, the Founders set forth a simple principle that protects a central liberty enjoyed by all in this Republic — the freedom of speech, as recognized in the First Amendment. Yet after more than 200 years of history, liberals in Congress — including House Minority Leader … More

    U.S. Nods to India's Closing Missile Gap with China

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    India’s successful test of the Agni-V, a nuclear-capable long-range missile, is a major step forward for New Delhi in attaining nuclear deterrence against regional rival China. The lack of U.S. condemnation of India’s latest missile test demonstrates that the U.S. is comfortable with Indian progress in the nuclear and missile … More

    Medicare Trustees to America: A Bleak Future Without Real Reform

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    On September 8, 2011—well after the enactment of Obamacare—President Obama told Congress: “Millions of Americans rely on Medicare in their retirement. And millions more will do so in the future.… But with an aging population and rising health care costs, we are spending too fast to sustain the program. And … More

    Why States Should Hop Off the National Standards Bandwagon

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    When “states signed on to common core standards, they did not realize…that they were transferring control of the school curriculum to the federal government,” said Sandra Stotsky, 21st Century Chair in Teacher Quality at the University of Arkansas’s Department of Education Reform, speaking at The Heritage Foundation on Tuesday. Stotsky … More

    From Russia with Hate: Anti-Americanism Rampant in Putin’s Kremlin

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    If you sup with the Russian government, you’d better bring a long spoon. While some U.S.–Russian cooperation appears to be happening on the surface, behind the smiles, nasty surprises are often waiting. No one knows this better than U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, who assumed his post in January. … More

    U.S.-Afghan Strategic Partnership Agreement Marks Breakthrough

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    Despite serious setbacks for the U.S. in Afghanistan over the last three months, the two countries were able to conclude a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) over the weekend that lays a broad framework for U.S.–Afghan relations following the end of U.S. and NATO combat operations in 2014. The agreement will … More

    New York Times Finally Notices Obama's Unilateral Abuse of Power

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    Today’s New York Times offers a stunning revelation for anyone who hasn’t been following the news out of Washington for the past three years: President Barack Obama is bypassing Congress and using his executive authority to unilaterally implement his policies of choice, irrespective of the will of the people. The … More

    An Education in Federal Compliance Burdens

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    No Child Left Behind, the eighth reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, is 600-plus pages in length and contains programs that cost taxpayers $25 billion per year. The Office of Management and Budget has estimated that states are annually burdened with 7 million hours worth of … More

    PODCAST: What Impact Do Sugar Quotas Have?

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    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, Heritage expert Bryan Riley discusses U.S. sugar quotas. Click here to listen. What effect do they have on Americans? Do they cost money? What should be done about them? Click above to listen to Bryan answer those questions and more. To get regular updates … More