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  • Monthly Archives: September 2013

    Conversations with Conservatives Returns Today at 1 p.m. ET

    A group of House conservatives will take questions on topics ranging from Obamacare and the continuing resolution to Syria and immigration today at 1 p.m. ET. The monthly Conversations with Conservatives — featuring free market and liberty-minded members of Congress — includes the following lawmakers: Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) Rep. … More

    What Is a “Reasonable” “Search” or “Seizure” in the Age of New Technologies?

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    The Fourth Amendment prohibits the government from conducting “unreasonable searches and seizures.” However difficult it previously may have been to define a “reasonable” search or seizure, 21st-century technology makes that job far more difficult. There is virtually no aspect of life that cannot be captured, analyzed, and stored in 0s … More

    Air Force Celebrates 66th Birthday

    The United States Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds fly over as USAF Academy Cadets toss their caps in the air at the completion of graduation ceremonies. (James Frank Stock Connection Worldwide/Newscom)

    Today we celebrate the 66th birthday of the United States Air Force (USAF). The USAF has much to boast. It developed aerial combat and produced the nation’s first flying Ace. In World War I, it conquered the skies of Western Europe. In June 1942, it accomplished the inconceivable by flying … More

    Convert Food Stamps to a Work Activation Program

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    Earlier this summer, the House took an important step in separating the bloated farm bill into an agriculture-only bill and a food stamp bill, which was introduced yesterday. To make a stand-alone food stamp bill a truly worthwhile reform, it should include a mandatory work requirement for all able-bodied adults. … More

    What People on the Street Are Saying About Obamacare

    With public opposition to Obamacare growing, The Heritage Foundation’s Chris Jacobs took to the streets of Times Square to interview people about their thoughts on Obamacare and Heritage’s new billboard. He asked questions like, “Did you know that Obamacare may be hazardous to your health?” and “Have your premiums gone … More

    What HHS Didn’t Tell You about Obamacare’s “Coverage”

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    This week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report claiming that health coverage may cost less than $100 per month for many of the uninsured. However, the HHS study left out a few key details. First, more than half of those who will pay less than … More

    Obamacare Anti-Conscience Mandate Loses in Another Court: Another Win for Free Exercise

    Health and Human Services Department (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

    Yesterday, yet another district court halted the Obama Administration from forcing its anti-conscience mandate to provide coverage for abortifacients and contraceptives on unwilling employers. Many employers—religious, secular, nonprofit, and for-profit—believe it violates the free exercise of their faith to comply with this mandate. This decision brings the scorecard of for-profit … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Dimming Aspirations in the Rise of Cohabitation

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    Since 1960, the number of cohabiting couples in our nation has skyrocketed from 450,000 to more than 7.5 million. As a motivation to move into cohabitation, couples have cited spending more time together, the ability to combine their financial resources, and the opportunity to “test drive” their relationship, possibly avoiding … More

    The Fed’s Monetary Policy Matters, Too

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    It’s easy to get distracted with news like the guessing game of who will replace Ben Bernanke. But the more important issue is: What is the U.S. doing with its monetary policy and why? What we’ve learned about monetary policy since the Fed was created is surely more important than … More

    It's Time to Defund Obamacare

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    The movement to defund Obamacare has reached a critical moment. According to news reports, House Republicans are deciding this morning whether they will use a government funding bill to stop the unfair, unaffordable, and unworkable health care law. With less than two weeks until the government takeover of health care, … More