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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    A Frightful Halloween for Religious Liberty

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    There’s something frightful brewing in courtrooms across the country this week. In federal courts today and tomorrow, the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) will be arguing against the right of two business owners and one Christian college to operate and serve in accordance with their deeply held beliefs. As … More

    Sugar Prices Not So Sweet This Halloween

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    It’s Halloween, and people have been stocking up on their candy supplies. What most Americans don’t know is that sugar in the United States is far more expensive than it should be. Like zombies, vampires, and other monsters that that seem impossible to kill, the “temporary” sugar tariff from the … More

    ACORN Founder Proposes Mass Pro-Union Wikipedia Editing Campaign

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    Wade Rathke, founder of the infamous Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), is attempting to galvanize union members into a mass Wikipedia editing campaign designed to make the online encyclopedia more friendly to Big Labor’s cause. In a Wednesday blog post, Rathke, who resigned as ACORN’s chief organizer … More

    NEW VIDEO: The Voting Dead

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    Can dead voters sway an election? While there are genuine instances of people casting absentee ballots before passing away and dead voters simply being misidentified, there are also cases of voter impersonation and other types of fraud. According to WMCTV in Tennessee, the Shelby County Election Commission has confirmed the … More

    What's Scary: Federal Spending Per Household

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    On this Halloween, ghastly, ghoulish garb and haunted houses aren’t the only sources of spookiness in Washington. Americans across the country have cause for alarm, because the federal government spent a spine-chilling $29,691 per household in 2012. As The Heritage Foundation’s “Federal Spending by the Numbers—2012” shows, federal spending per … More

    The U.S. and the Growing Tensions Between China and Japan

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    Over the past year, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has managed to antagonize virtually all of its maritime neighbors as ongoing disputes over territorial claims, oceanic borders, and maritime rights have boiled over. None are as potentially dangerous, however, as that between China and Japan, which are becoming ever … More

    U.S.–Panama Free Trade Agreement Coming into Force—Five Years Later

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    On October 31, nearly five years after being signed by both nations, a free trade agreement between the United States and Panama will finally be entering into force. Five years ago, there was no iPad, the unemployment rate was under 5 percent, and the Tea Party was still an 18th … More

    Morning Bell: The Specter of Taxmageddon Rises

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    On this Halloween, a truly frightening specter is looming. No amount of garlic, crosses, or exorcists can help us—only Congress and the President can chase this ghoul away. It’s Taxmageddon. A horrifying combination of expiring pro-growth tax policies from 2001 and 2003, the end of the once-temporary payroll tax cut, … More

    America Doesn't Need a Federal Department of Subsidies

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    Politicians too often confuse “free money” with “free markets”—that is, they consider themselves pro-business when they work deals that make some businesses happy, even though it usually comes at the expense of the overall economy. So it should be no surprise that President Obama claimed in a Morning Joe interview … More

    Fast and Furious: Where Was the Leadership at the Department of Justice?

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    On Monday, Representative Darrell Issa (R–CA) and Senator Charles Grassley (R–IA) released Part II of their promised three-part report titled Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation. As described in a Heritage Legal Memorandum, Part I focused on the involvement of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and … More