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    Obamas, Bidens Pay About Same in 2013 Income Taxes, Returns Show

    Four days before the April 15 filing deadline, the White House today released 2013 income tax returns for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden showing each man and his wife paid just under $100,000 in tax. The White House blog noted that the president and first lady reported … More

    What Women Want in Work-Life Balance

    More mothers are staying home with their kids, says a new Pew report. The number of stay-at-home mothers reached an all-time low of 23 percent in 1999 and then began to rise until about 2004. By 2012, the percentage of stay-at-home mothers had jumped to 29 percent, up from 26 … More

    Religious Freedom Wins in Mississippi

    In a victory for religious freedom, last week Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed into law the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Mississippi law is based on the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which was sponsored by then-Rep. Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.), and the late Senator Edward Kennedy … More

    Congress Failed to Eliminate Costly Food Stamp Loophole

    It took Congress months to come up with a farm bill, but in the end all it did was make a miniscule tweak to a problematic loophole in the food stamp program known as “heat and eat.” But their small reform doesn’t seem to be working. As we explain in … More

    Elane Photography Case Shows Why We Must Fight Against Government Coercion

    Today, the Supreme Court declined to review Elane Photography v. Willock—the famous case involving a photographer who politely declined to tell the story of a same-sex commitment ceremony. While neither affirming nor rejecting the lower court’s ruling, the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari means a New Mexico Supreme Court decision … More

    New York Fails to Inspect Abortion Clinics for Over a Decade

    According to The New York Post, the Department of Health in New York has, for more than a decade, failed to inspect a number of abortion clinics that it is charged with monitoring. The Post reports: “Eight of the 25 clinics were never inspected over the 2000–12 span, five were … More

    The Bullies’ America

    They were once high principles in the pursuit of e pluribus unum. Now equality, diversity, and tolerance are used to destroy, compel and silence. This week’s purge of a tech company CEO who privately expressed a contrary viewpoint on marriage is just the latest example of tactics that eschew reason … More

    Second Circuit Rules Against Religious Freedom of NYC Churches

    In the latest episode of a nearly 20-year legal battle for religious freedom in New York City, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld the Board of Education of the City of New York’s refusal to provide permits to use public school space for worship services after hours and … More

    Can We Get Some Americans Out of Jail?

    An unlikely alliance is forming between conservatives and liberals rightly asking whether it makes sense that America has the highest incarceration rate in the world. One out of every 100 American adults is behind bars, according to The Washington Post. Besides the tremendous cost of housing an inmate in a … More

    Is Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage at All Like Opposition to Interracial Marriage? No.

    Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to interracial marriage? One refrain in debates over marriage policy is that laws designating marriage as exclusively the union of male and female are today’s equivalent of bans on interracial marriage. Some further argue that protecting the freedom to speak and … More