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  • A Debate on Religious Liberty in America (VIDEO)

    Religious freedom is one of the core principles on which America’s system of government is founded, with a historical groundwork that predates the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The First Amendment to the Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting … More

    Are Religious Institutions and Individuals Being Treated Like Second-Class Citizens?

    Religious freedom is one of the core principles on which the American system of government is based. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In a 1789 letter to the United Baptists … More

    Fast and Furious: DOJ Inspector General Issues Long-Awaited Report

    The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) inspector general has come out with a report about Operation Fast and Furious, an ill-conceived gun-smuggling investigation to identify the cartel leaders behind a firearms trafficking network that resulted in more than 2,000 high-powered weapons ending up in the hands of dangerous thugs. Two of … More

    HHS Secretary Crosses the Line

    By her own admission, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius committed a clear violation of the Hatch Act when she traveled to North Carolina—at taxpayer expense—and gave a speech to an organization that represents gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. In that speech, she urged the attendees … More

    10 Immigration Agents Challenge Obama Administration’s Non-Deportation Policy

    As described in a new Heritage Issue Brief, 10 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have filed a lawsuit against Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and ICE director John Morton. The suit seeks to invalidate the Administration’s recently implemented “deferred action” initiative, which defers for at least two years … More

    Operation Fast and Furious: The Buck Stops…Well…Somewhere Else

    Senator Charles Grassley (R–IA) and Representative Darrell Issa (R–CA), the ranking members on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, respectively, have issued the first part of a promised three-part report entitled “Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation.” … More

    International Religious Freedom Report: Time to Back Up Tough Talk with Tough Actions

    Yesterday, the State Department issued its 2011 International Religious Freedom Report, which represents the culmination of an annual review the State Department must undertake pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA). However, other than exhorting countries that are egregious violators of religious liberties (as defined in IRFA) … More

    Hercules Halts Obamacare in Round One of Anti-Conscience Mandate Fight

    In Colorado on Friday, U.S. District Court Judge John Kane, a Carter appointee, granted a preliminary injunction on behalf of Hercules Industries, halting the government’s ability to enforce its anti-conscience mandate against the company while the lawsuit challenging the mandate continues in court. Hercules is a family-owned, for-profit company whose … More

    Fair or Fowl? Big City Mayors Want You to "Eat Les Chikin"

    Same-sex marriage is a hot-button issue that divides the country and arouses passions on both sides. Dan Cathy, the president of Chick-fil-A, in a recent interview with the Baptist Press responded to a question about opposition toward his support of the traditional family that he was “guilty as charged.” Cathy … More

    Today at Noon: Fast and Furious and the Fight Over Executive Privilege

    Join us at The Heritage Foundation Wednesday at noon or tune in online for a presentation by Katie Pavlich, Townhall editor and author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up, along with comments on executive privilege by Todd Gaziano, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for … More