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  • Monthly Archives: July 2012

    White House Protesters Decry 'Fast and Furious' Opacity

    Several protesters rallied outside the White House Monday morning demanding answers from the White House regarding Operation Fast and Furious.  The crowd grew as curious tourists paused to glimpse at the gathering of people chanting “Holder lied!  Terry died!” The chant referred to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian … More

    Religious Liberty Victory for NYC Churches

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    On Friday, a district court issued a permanent injunction against New York City’s ban on the use of the schools for worship services, permitting city churches to continue renting space in public schools on weekends. “Churches that have been helping communities for years can continue to offer the hope that … More

    Duma to Crack Down Against Foreign-Funded NGOs

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    Last Friday, Russia’s Kommersant, a leading newspaper, reported that United Russia, the ruling political party, is about to submit a bill in the Duma that would tighten the activity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) financed by foreign funds. This step is likely to severely curb freedom of speech in Russia. Under … More

    Uncle Sam Simultaneously Attacks and Subsidizes Soda Consumption

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    The federal government has financed a multi-million dollar ad campaign in New York City and elsewhere attacking sugary soft drinks. But legislation passed last week continues subsidizing sugar producers, and allows food stamp recipients to buy soda and other supposedly unhealthy foods with taxpayer money. Uncle Sam is fighting soda … More

    New Hampshire's Groundbreaking School Choice Expansion

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    Just when school choice proponents thought they’d hit a wall in the Granite State, the New Hampshire legislature united across party lines for a solid victory on a promising school choice bill. New Hampshire is now one of 11 states to offer scholarships for underprivileged students to attend private schools … More

    UC-Berkeley Ready for Soviet Invasion

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    In another example of wasting finite taxpayers funds, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gave the University of California-Berkeley $200,000 to buy an “armored response counterattack truck” for its campus police. According to Campus Reform, the armored truck “is used by U.S. troops on the battlefield and is often … More

    ADF Appeals Case of Christian Photographer Who Refused to Photograph Same-Sex Ceremony

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    The drive to redefine marriage is inextricably linked with the stubborn habit of punishing those who disagree with the redefinition and hold to marriage as the union of one man and one woman. We were reminded of this on May 31, when the New Mexico Court of Appeals upheld a … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Helping Teens to Wait

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    Fact: According to the latest National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 53 percent of high school students have remained sexually abstinent. Indeed, in the last two decades, the share of abstinent teens has increased by nearly 15 percent. Moreover, two in three teens are currently abstinent. For teens, delaying sexual activity … More

    Remembering July 2

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    “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival,” John Adams wrote about the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. “It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought … More

    Mexico: Elections That Truly Matter

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    The Mexican elections that occurred on Sunday will be closely scrutinized and intensely analyzed after 49 million of Mexico’s 80 million registered voters went to the polls to select a president for a single six year-term (2012–2018), 128 senators, 500 deputies, and six governors, as well as the mayor of … More