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  • Monthly Archives: June 2013

    Is the Supreme Court the Final Word?

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    Supreme Court decisions are crucial, but they are not the final word. It’s our duty as American citizens to keep pushing back, through all three branches of government, against any proposal that violates the Constitution. That’s the way to make sure our union can endure for another 225 years. Recently, … More

    Two Video Clips of Jim DeMint on "Meet the Press"

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    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint joined NBC News’ “Meet the Press” roundtable Sunday morning. DeMint shared his thoughts on the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage rulings and the debate sparked by Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis’ filibuster of a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. Here are two clips from … More

    The Farm Bill Failed. Now What? House Conservatives Weigh In

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    The U.S. House’s rejection of the nearly trillion-dollar “farm” bill has prompted talk on Capitol Hill of separating the legislation into two parts: agriculture programs and food stamps. But will members of Congress support the split? It’s a decision Heritage policy experts Daren Bakst and Rachel Sheffield put at the … More

    California Marriage Case: It’s Not Over Yet

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    On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Hollingsworth v. Perry, finding that the official proponents of California’s Proposition 8 (which defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman) lacked standing to defend the law in court. Throwing out the federal appellate court’s decision, the … More

    D.C. Metro to “Phantom Planter”: Stop Planting Flowers, Or Else!

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    “It’s sort of beyond the scope of what you would imagine some private citizen would do,” said Washington, D.C., Metro spokesman Dan Stessel of Henry Docter’s activities. Indeed. It’s not often that a husband, father of two, part-time lawyer, children’s book author, and collage artist finds time to plant flowers … More

    National Employee Freedom Week: Informing Workers of Their Rights

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    Rob Brough and John Cress are public school teachers in Pennsylvania. When they wanted to quit their teachers union because of its increasing politicization, they found out they had to continue to pay dues. Their union claimed that a “maintenance of membership” clause forbade them from leaving the union except … More

    Was Abraham Lincoln Conservative? Rich Lowry Thinks So (VIDEO)

    The liberal media and President Obama tout Abraham Lincoln as an icon for their progressive agenda, but Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, believes otherwise. Lowry sat down with Heritage to talk about his new book, Lincoln Unbound, and explained why he thinks Lincoln’s life exemplifies conservative principles. “If you just take what he … More

    Catch Jim DeMint on "Meet the Press" This Sunday

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    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint will appear on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” this Sunday to review the week’s top news stories. In addition to DeMint, “Meet the Press” announced Sunday’s roundtable will include MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Faith and Freedom Coalition chairman Ralph Reed, author and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric … More

    Hobby Lobby Wins Major Victory Against Obamacare Mandate

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    Late this afternoon, a federal court granted a major victory to the Green family and Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., issuing the company a temporary restraining order to the coercive Obamacare mandate that requires employers to provide coverage of abortion-inducing drugs. The ruling comes just one day after a lengthy opinion … More

    Still Waiting on China to Pressure North Korea on Nukes

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    The China–South Korea summit, as the U.S.–China summit that preceded it, is a Rorschach test allowing for greater optimism or pessimism regarding Beijing’s willingness to resolve the North Korean nuclear problem. In both venues, Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and resolving the impasse through … More