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  • Monthly Archives: October 2013

    “Bang, Bang,” You’re Suspended: Second-Grader Sent Home for Carrying Invisible Gun

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    Just when you thought gun-fearing “educators” couldn’t get any sillier. Last week, it was a couple of teenagers suspended for a year for playing with airsoft guns on the front lawn. This week, it’s a second-grader suspended for a day for using his finger as a pretend gun. Yes, eight-year-old … More

    Restoring Dialogue About Marriage on College Campuses

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    When the Thomas More Society of Boston College invited Ryan T. Anderson, the William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, to make the case for marriage as the union of a man and a woman at a campus forum last week, some students questioned whether the talk should even … More

    Storming the Barricades in Washington

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    Americans are justifiably angry over the political game being played by the Obama administration to barricade the World War II Memorial in Washington. And they should be. Under federal law, there is no justifiable reason for closing the memorial. On Tuesday, the National Park Service put up barricades around the … More

    Cyber Failures in Obamacare Exchanges: Dangerous to Your Wallet and Privacy

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    Yesterday marked the grand opening of the new Obamacare health insurance marketplaces, and the rollout did not go smoothly. Even more worrying is that these website errors are only the tip of the iceberg. Just a few weeks ago, Members of Congress and several experts challenged the Department of Health … More

    Government Shutdown Highlights Need for Head Start Reform

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    Due to the government shutdown, roughly two dozen federally funded Head Start day care centers will temporarily close their doors this week. For those low-income parents in affected areas expecting to send their toddlers to Head Start this week, the closures will no doubt create some headaches. But all of … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Stagnant Poverty Numbers Signal Need for Change

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    The number of people in poverty in America stagnated in 2012, according to a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau. This comes as no surprise. Since the government launched its War on Poverty 50 years ago—and has now poured nearly $20 trillion into a massive welfare system—poverty numbers have … More

    The Typical Worker Earns More Today Than in 1989

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    Do American workers have lower living standards today than in 1989? To anyone with a camera GPS library stereo video recorder TV smartphone in his or her pocket, it doesn’t look like it. But the Census Bureau recently released a report finding real median household incomes lower today than 24 … More

    Report Reveals Obamacare's Side Effects: Higher Costs, Fewer Jobs

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    What will Obamacare mean for American businesses? Higher costs, according to a report released yesterday from consultants at Mercer. Here are the preliminary results from Mercer’s annual survey of large employers about the impact of Obamacare: Costs Continue to Rise: Despite the moderating effects of the recession in dampening consumer demand, … More

    “Voluntary” Cybersecurity Standards: The Threat of Regulation Looms

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    Recently, Federal News Radio reported that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is nearing completion of the nation’s first ever cybersecurity framework. Despite initial cooperation, the threat of mandatory regulations as a result of this framework is a sword hanging over the private sector. The NIST framework is … More

    Take Our Poll: Has the Government Shutdown Affected You?

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    As the national media, the President, and Congress take part in a media frenzy over the temporary government shutdown, you’re reminding us that Washington, D.C., politicians are disconnected from reality. A poll being conducted by Heritage reveals that the temporary government shutdown isn’t the problem. Obamacare is. >>>Have you taken our poll yet? Click here to … More