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  • Monthly Archives: June 2012

    Should Government Protect Only Religion Done "on Sunday in Church"?

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    At a recent press conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) declared in reference to the religious objections to the contraception mandate: “You know what? I do my religion on Sunday in church and I try to go other days of the week. I don’t do it at this press … More

    Morning Bell: School Choice in D.C. Saved…For Now

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    President Obama has begun “evolving“ his positions on various policy issues as polls show him neck and neck with Mitt Romney. His latest about-face restores a popular school voucher program for needy children in Washington, D.C.—after he had yanked its funding. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) … More

    A Fracking Miracle: North Dakota's Bakken Boom (VIDEO)

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    “The North Dakota Miracle.” That’s what it’s been dubbed by many. The recent boom of the Bakken oil fields—made possible by a perfect storm of sensible state regulations, the often maligned fracking process, and the fact that most drilling is taking place on private lands—has produced a whirlwind of economic … More

    Boost for the U.S. and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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    The G-20 meetings in Mexico over the weekend might actually have accomplished something. Mexico was today invited to join the nine countries, including the U.S., currently negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an investment and trade agreement. If nurtured properly, this development has the potential to improve the global trading system. … More

    PODCAST: Automaker Bailout or UAW Bailout?

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    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, expert James Sherk discusses the bailout of U.S. automakers. Click here to listen. Why did the United Auto Workers union receive special treatment? How much did the bailout cost the American public? What should taxpayers do about it? Click the link to listen to James answer … More

    War of 1812 Showed Importance of Maintaining Military Strength

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    This week 200 years ago, Congress passed and President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain, then the world’s most powerful nation. Our young country had already fought three wars since adopting the Constitution in 1788, yet this marked Congress’s first such declaration, and the highly controversial … More

    Dialogue of the Deaf: Obama and Putin at the G-20 Meeting

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    Today, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting at the G-20 summit in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This meeting is likely will be tense, as the two leaders have fundamentally different agendas regarding some of the most pressing international problems. While President Obama is worried about his … More

    How Pure Is Your Democracy?

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    How would you rewrite the Constitution? The Daily Show writer Kevin Bleyer did that for his latest book Me the People, and he invited readers of Slate to do likewise. Several proposals are straight out of an Occupy Wall Street drum circle: the money-is-not-speech amendment, the corporations-are-not-people amendment. Other proposals … More

    How Trade Agreements Can Promote U.S. Constitutional Values

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    The United States is currently engaged in a trade negotiation known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) with eight other Pacific Rim countries. Public Citizen recently posted a leaked draft of the agreement’s proposed language on international investment. If the information they posted is accurate, it’s good news for those … More

    Taxmageddon to Hit These States and Congressional Districts Especially Hard

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    Taxmageddon is getting ready to suffocate the U.S. economy under crushing tax increases on January 1, 2013. These tax hikes include the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax reductions and the tax increases from the 2010 health care law. The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis (CDA) ran the … More