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    Obamacare at the Court: Day 3, Severability and Spending

    If the individual mandate is the blockbuster issue before the Court, Medicaid and severability may be sleeper hits that ultimately have tremendous impact. If the Court strikes down the mandate, then what is to be done with the Russian novel-length ObamaCare?  Should the Court just tear out the few pages … More

    EPA CO2 Regulation Effectively Bans New Coal Facilities

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new rule to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants, which would effectively ban new coal power plants, as its emissions standards are too low to be met by conventional coal-fired facilities. This stands in stark contrast with the President’s supposed “all of the … More

    In Pictures: Conservatives Rally Against Obamacare at the Court

    Heritage was on the scene at the Supreme Court today as the justices began the second day of hearings on Obamacare (as we were yesterday). Protesters gathered in front of the Court, expressing their opposition to Obamacare and the individual mandate. Here are some pictures from the Court.

    Video: Individual Mandate Under Fire: Obamacare at the Court, Day 2

    The packed hearing room of the Supreme Court was a who’s who of lawyers and political leaders this morning, all of whom witnessed what was an undeniably bad day for the Obama Administration and its defense of the President’s health care law. Paul Clement and Michael Carvin, attorneys representing those … More

    Audio and Transcript: Obamacare at the Supreme Court, Day Two

    Obamacare saw its second day at the Supreme Court today. Heritage staff will have in-depth analysis of the day’s events later today (read our preview here). For now, here is audio and a full transcript of today’s two hours of arguments. Full audio of Obamacare at the Supreme Court, day … More

    Blocking Strait of Hormuz: IHS Exercise Confirms Heritage Analysis

    As is frequently the case, petroleum futures markets are anxious about political instability in the Middle East. Of particular concern is the possibility that efforts to counter or eliminate Iran’s nuclear weapons capability will lead Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz, through which passes about one-fifth of the world’s … More

    Why Religious Liberty Is Important for Institutions

    Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate has raised many questions about freedom. One of them is whether religious liberty is only for individuals or also for institutions. America’s founders thought that the Constitution’s “first freedom” is for both, a view backed up by the U.S. Supreme Court as well as numerous federal and … More

    Monday's Obamacare Argument: A Taste of Things to Come

    The biggest news from the Supreme Court’s oral argument on Obamacare today is that no justice indicated he or she would be troubled reaching the merits of the larger constitutional challenges to the law. The issue today was whether the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) would bar the Court from considering the … More

    India's Latest Scandal: $210 Billion of Nonsense

    Two years ago, the United States Department of Defense “discovered” mineral deposits in Afghanistan—gold, iron, copper, cobalt—that it claimed were worth almost $1 trillion. Actually, the deposits were worth almost nothing, they had previously been worth almost nothing, and they are still worth almost nothing. They will have value only … More

    VIDEO: Doctor-Turned-Lawmaker Sen. John Barrasso Fights Obamacare

    Sen. John Barrasso earned the nickname “Wyoming’s Doctor” after working for 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon in Casper. Today he represents the state in the U.S. Senate and is one of the leading critics of Obamacare. More than two decades with patients gave Barrasso a firsthand glimpse of government’s … More