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    Obamacare’s Liberty-Crushing Mandate in Court

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    Three family businesses were in court this week asking federal judges for relief from a coercive Obamacare mandate that forces employers to provide and pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs and contraception—regardless of moral or religious objection. The Green family, which runs the arts-and-crafts company Hobby Lobby, was represented by … More

    Top 5 Reports of the Week

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    1. What Did Apple Do Wrong? 2. Obama Administration Refuses to Label London Attack as Terrorism 3. Governor Pence Pauses Indiana Common Core Standards 4. Voter Fraud in Missouri: Wrong Candidate Was Elected 5. A Bumper Crop of Food Stamps Policy Picture Share on Facebook | Retweet

    Bedlam in Baghdad: Q&A on Iraq with James Phillips

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    I sat down with James Phillips, Heritage’s Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, to get his take on the violence in Iraq. Why the sudden spike in violence in Iraq? Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) has made a strong comeback due to the spillover effect of rising sectarian tensions in … More

    Indonesia Continues to Disappoint on Religious Freedom

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    The United States Commission on Individual Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has again rated Indonesia as a Tier 2 country. The Tier 2 designation indicates that “violations engaged in or tolerated by the government are particularly severe.” It means that the country is on the threshold of joining Burma, China, Saudi Arabia, … More

    Iran’s Bogus "Election" Process

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    Iranian authorities on Tuesday announced the approval of eight candidates who will be allowed to compete in the June 14 presidential election. The Guardian Council, which vetted the candidates, made sure that Iran’s next president will be a pliable servant of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The regime hopes … More

    Tornado Victims Get Help from Faith-Based Charities and Churches

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    In the midst of the tragedy that ravaged Oklahoma earlier this week, there are also stories of Good Samaritans—particularly local churches and charities—that have displayed the best of the spirit and power of civil society to help those in need. “In the briefings today it was apparent there’s FEMA and … More

    Thoughts About the Washington State Bridge Collapse and Transportation

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    Thankfully there were no fatalities in the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge that crosses the Skagit River in Washington State last night. The thoughts and prayers of The Heritage Foundation are with the people injured and their families. As is the case immediately following any tragedy, it is too … More

    Will President Obama Call the London Attack Terrorism?

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    President Obama refused to call the London terror attack terrorism yesterday in his major speech on countering terrorism. In fact, he did not even utter the word “London” once. There was no mention of the attack; no description of it as terrorism; no pointing out that the attack shows why … More

    Did the IRS's Lois Lerner Waive Her Fifth Amendment Rights?

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    It is not clear that Lois Lerner, the embattled head of the IRS’s tax-exempt organizations office, waived her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, as has been suggested by commentators including Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, when she briefly appeared before the House Oversight Committee investigating the targeting of conservative organizations. … More

    France Needs To See the Job Through in Mali

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    Last week, a donor conference comprised principally of the U.S. and European nations pledged $4.22 billion for reconstruction efforts in war-torn Mali, most of which is contingent upon Mali holding elections on July 28. The size of the pledge indicates the myriad problems facing the African nation, problems that a … More