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  • Monthly Archives: August 2013

    Should We Delay or Defund Obamacare?

    Speaker John Boehner and President Obama

    Conservatives are united in one idea: Obamacare is devastating policy for America. To halt its destructive effects, some are saying Congress should merely delay the law. But to truly stop it, Obamacare must be defunded. Some conservatives are arguing for postponing the individual mandate and employer mandate for one year. … More

    Top 5 Reasons Not to Use Missile Strikes in Syria

    Syrian mourners gather around the bodies of people allegedly killed by Syrian government forces during a funeral procession in Maarat al-Noman, Idlib province, Syria, February 7, 2012. UPI

    There are press reports that the White House is considering missile strikes on the Assad regime in Syria to punish it for the use of chemical weapons. That is a bad idea for five reasons. 1. The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine is not adequate justification for direct military intervention. … More

    How to Win the Internet: Sharing Stories -- and Maybe a Few Cats

    Cat pictures go viral because that is the language of the Internet, according to the four creative content producers who were panelists at this week’s Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing. But how do cat memes relate to policy research? “If you’re a reporter or if you’re a communication person or if … More

    Hasan Verdict: The Threat of Homegrown Terrorism Continues

    Major Nidal Malik Hasan (Uniformed Services University o/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

    Today, a jury of 13 military officers found Major Nidal Malik Hasan guilty for his shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas nearly four years ago, which left 13 people dead and more than 30 severely injured. This act of terrorism that shocked the nation and the entire U.S. military … More

    Hard Time for Chalk Crime

    ROBIN TINAY SALLIE/KRT/Newscom

    It may or may not be true that, as some seem to believe, not a single cop in the history of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has been criminally “charged after shooting someone, even if that person was unarmed and/or innocent.” What is true, is that making this … More

    The Most Effective Obamacare Delay Is Full Defunding

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    There is nothing controversial about stopping Obamacare. A majority of Americans dislike the law and want it repealed. Obamacare is disastrous for individuals, businesses, and doctors alike. It is unaffordable and unworkable, and the Obama Administration has also made it unfair by giving its pet interest groups waivers and opt-outs. … More

    Ghosts of Obama’s Failed Iraq Policy Continue to Haunt

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    While the world’s attention has been focused on violent clashes in Egypt and reports of chemical weapons use in Syria, Iraq has been sliding back to the brink of civil war. Sectarian violence in the country has returned to levels not seen since the U.S. troop surge and the Anbar … More

    Remembering the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Eastern Europe

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    Today, August 23, is remembered across much of the world as Black Ribbon Day in remembrance of the millions of victims of Nazi and Communist totalitarianism in Europe. Seventy-four years ago, on August 23, 1939, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. The pact was a treaty … More

    Morning Bell: 4 Problems with Federal College Scorecards

    JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom

    Yesterday, President Obama announced his plan to make “college more affordable, tackle rising costs, and improve value for students and their families.” But a big part of the President’s plan includes creating a college rating system—a federal scorecard—to evaluate colleges on measures such as graduation rates, the number of low-income … More

    Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico

    Elaine Huguenin. (Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom)

    Earlier today, the Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a Christian photographer’s ability to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony—even when doing so would violate the photographer’s deeply held religious beliefs. As Elaine Huguenin, owner of Elane Photography, explained: “The … More