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  • Monthly Archives: February 2013

    Why Marriage Matters for America and Conservatism

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    Some former officials in the Republican Party are urging the Supreme Court to redefine marriage for the nation. But support for marriage as the union of a man and a woman is essential to American—and conservative—principles. Indeed, nothing could be less conservative than urging an activist court to redefine an … More

    Inside the Supreme Court: Arguments on the Voting Rights Act

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    In the midst of a large rally and protest on the steps of the Supreme Court building this morning, the Justices sharply questioned both sides in Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder. This is the case challenging the continued constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, an emergency provision … More

    William F. Buckley Jr.: Remembering a Conservative Founder

    William F. Buckley (center) with former Attorney General Ed Meese (left) and Heritage President Ed Feulner (right)

    For many, being “conservative” isn’t enough. No, people on the political right tend to subdivide into smaller groupings: neoconservative, fiscal conservative, social conservative, crunchy conservative (one who enjoys eating granola at lunch). Sometimes conservatives focus on individual issues and miss the big picture. Luckily, an intellectual leader showed us how … More

    3 Years of Obamacare: Millions Lose Their Current Coverage

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    Obamacare has been law for nearly three years, with its anniversary approaching on March 23. And while the major provisions (exchange subsidies and Medicaid expansion) aren’t slated to begin until 2014, Obamacare is already having devastating effects on Americans and their health care. Recall that fateful Presidential promise, made on … More

    India Property Rights: Not a New Problem

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    For the past few weeks, India’s internal turmoil has been on display via news headlines on rape, widespread poverty, and continued civil conflict. Foreign Affairs recently published an article exploring one of the root causes of India’s widespread poverty and a perpetrator of its social challenges: landlessness. The article explains … More

    America’s Double Jeopardy: Surging Debt and Waning Economic Freedom

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    A new study on public debt presented at the recent University of Chicago Booth School of Business monetary policy forum in New York has highlighted “tipping point dynamics” that can occur to countries with high debt loads. The study entitled, Crunch Time: Fiscal Crises and the Role of Monetary Policy, … More

    Sequestration Will Make the U.S. Less Safe, Despite CATO’s Claims to Contrary

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    A February 26 article by CATO Institute Analyst Christopher A. Preble wrongly asserts that the imposition of automatic spending cuts, called sequestration, will not make the U.S. less safe. In fact, these reductions, which come on top of reductions to the defense budget that are already being made, will not … More

    China vs. Japan: A Comparison on Economic Freedom

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    Japan and China are two of the economic powerhouses of East Asia. Japan far outpaces China in economic freedom, yet lags in economic growth. What gives? The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal recently released the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom, ranking 177 countries on key policy areas that … More

    Obama Suddenly Cares About the Military When It Serves His Interest

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    President Obama visited Newport News Shipyard yesterday—the largest naval shipbuilding facility in the world—to warn of sequestration’s effects on the U.S. Navy. Yet throughout his first term as Commander in Chief, he did nothing to stop the shrinking fleet. While the Administration has recently attempted to sound the alarm on … More

    WATCH: House Conservatives Answer Your Questions

    Rob Bluey of The Heritage Foundation will host Conversations with Conservatives today at 11:30 AM in Rayburn 2203 (also streaming online). Conversations with Conservatives is a group of free market and liberty-minded members of Congress that meets monthly with traditional press and bloggers to discuss the most important issues of the … More