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  • Monthly Archives: March 2013

    Another Supreme Chance to Ban Discrimination

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    On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to review an important case on race and sex discrimination (also known as affirmative action) that will give it another chance to overturn a court of appeals ruling and confirm that discrimination is always wrong. Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action is an … More

    Visa Reform: Long Wait Times Make Travel Difficult

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    Attaining a visa to the United States is an incredibly lengthy and difficult process. To combat this, last week, Congressman Joseph Heck (R–NV) introduced the latest iteration of the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act. Like its predecessors from the 112th Congress, the bill proposes several programs and policies … More

    Morning Bell: Don't Stop Our Freedom to Debate

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    There’s a heated debate going on in this country about marriage—and at times, it’s less than civil. Heritage’s William E. Simon Fellow, Ryan Anderson, faced a verbal firing squad on Piers Morgan Live this week, as Morgan and guest host Suze Orman told him that he was one of the … More

    Unsweetening Cronyism

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    The law of supply and demand cannot be revoked. But it is being amended slightly, and we’re all paying the price. In this case, for sugar. Last year produced a bumper crop of sugar beets, which are refined (as their name would suggest) into sugar. Meanwhile, Americans have been using … More

    Good News! Obama’s Sequester Cuts USDOC Programs!

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    As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, earlier this month an official from the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) warned that many activities at USDOC—such as the activities of the USDOC’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service—will have to be scaled back due to … More

    VIDEO: Heritage's Ryan Anderson and The Blaze's S.E. Cupp Debate Marriage

    A day after facing off with Piers Morgan and Suze Orman on CNN, Heritage fellow Ryan Anderson joined a round-table discussion on “Real News from The Blaze” yesterday. He covered a range of topics related to marriage: federalism, limited government, and the consequences of redefining marriage with no-fault divorce. >>> FAQ: … More

    Obama Ignores 85,933 Ideas to Save Money

    Obama Ignores 85,933 Ideas to Save Money

    President Obama asked federal workers to suggest ways for the federal government to save money, and American citizens responded – with 86,000 suggestions. But his administration picked only 67 of those ideas, most of which are either minute or simply take credit for savings that have already been implemented, according … More

    Cyprus Bank Raid: The Decaying Eurozone Is Rotting the European Union

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    Today, Cyprus’s banks opened for the first time in more than 10 days, after Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades—without seeking approval from his parliament—agreed to bailout terms that will raid citizens’ bank accounts. Those banking in Cyprus should not get too excited about the banks reopening. Strict capital controls are in … More

    The Arms Trade Treaty: Reactions to the Final Draft

    Photo by Ted Bromund

    At noon on Wednesday, Peter Woolcott, the president of the U.N. Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), released the last draft of the treaty. The only further changes will be technical corrections: As Woolcott put it, this is a take-it-or-leave-it document. This latest draft contains a substantial number of … More

    School Choice: Victory in Colorado

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    In a huge victory for school choice, the Colorado Court of Appeals last month overturned the injunction placed on the Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program (CSP). The CSP is Colorado’s only school-choice voucher program. Any student who lives within the Douglas County School District, and has resided there for at … More