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  • Monthly Archives: June 2013

    GUEST POST: 6 Reasons Obama’s Plan to Give Up Our Nukes Is a Really Bad Idea

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    Yesterday, President Obama announced a plan to reduce our nuclear arsenal by a third to approximately 1,000 strategic weapons. Here are six reasons this proposal is a really bad idea. 1. Getting rid of all our nuclear weapons is a dangerous idea. Bad actors will continue to use dangerous weapons … More

    Civil Rights and Marriage

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    Earlier this week, Pew released a report showing that media coverage of the debate over the redefinition of marriage was biased by a factor of 5 to 1 in favor of same-sex marriage. The report also showed that for those supporting the redefinition of marriage “the central argument…was one of … More

    Morning Bell: Washington Is Cuckoo for Food Stamps

    UPDATE: The U.S. House defeated the $940 billion food stamp and farm bill by a vote of 195 to 234. Today’s win should be considered a victory for taxpayers and a reaffirmation of fiscal responsibility. The House is debating its farm bill this week—and now Democrats are saying it doesn’t … More

    Equality and the Redefinition of Marriage

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    At a reception last week for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, President Obama reiterated his support for the redefinition of marriage, claiming inspiration from the Declaration of Independence: And it’s something that can be traced back to our Declaration of Independence—the fundamental principle that all of us are … More

    Tea Party Protests IRS at U.S. Capitol

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    Thousands of tea party activists from across the country gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol today for a rally against the IRS’ targeting. The Audit the IRS Rally was organized by Tea Party Patriots, a group subjected to IRS scrutiny. Chants of “Do Your Job,” signs reading “IrReSponsible,” … More

    Speaker Boehner: What’s “Free Market” About the Farm Bill?

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    The latest House action on the $1 trillion farm bill comes straight from the playbook “Do as I Say, Not as I Do.” House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) says: “I am a proud advocate for free markets and fair trade.” Representative Frank Lucas (R–OK), chairman of the House Committee on … More

    Judicial Activism: Trading the Stable Rule of Law for the Fickle Rule of Men

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    Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it would bar most forms of protest on the marble plaza in front of the court, as well as other surrounding areas on the court’s grounds, in part to protect “the appearance of the court as a body not … More

    DeMint on Fox News: Immigration Bill Is “Going to Cost Americans Trillions”

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint appeared on Fox News’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” this afternoon to challenge the Congressional Budget Office’s report that immigration reform will boost the economy. “People are projecting without any data,” DeMint said. “This bill is going to cost Americans trillions of dollars.” DeMint said … More

    F-35 Survives

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    During markup of the National Defense Authorization Act, many feared that funding for the F-35 would be stripped from the bill. But conservatives successfully blocked efforts to slow down the process. This is a huge win for U.S. national security. The F-35 Lightning is set to become the world’s leading … More