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    WATCH: Tough Questions on Religious Freedom, Abortion Drugs

    Two cases before the Supreme Court are not about limiting a woman’s freedom to buy birth control, as they have been widely mischaracterized, but about challenging the government’s power to force Americans to violate their religious beliefs, a Heritage Foundation analyst said in an interview with The Foundry. Sarah Torre, … More

    'This Is Going to Ruin My Entire Life': 18-Year-Old Aspiring Firefighter Charged With Felony for Pocket Knife

    Eighteen year-old Jordan Wiser is training to be a firefighter. He’s a certified emergency vehicle operator who works as a first responder when he’s not attending high school. And, after just spending 13 days in jail, he’s now facing felony charges for weapons possession. The weapon? A pocketknife. It was … More

    Democratic Legislators Take Bribes to Oppose Voter ID—And Get Away With It

    This week, The Philadelphia Inquirer revealed that the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office caught at least four Philadelphia-area legislators taking multiple bribes ranging from a few hundred dollars to thousands in cash and Tiffany jewelry. Uncovered as part of a sting operation, these bribes were given to Philadelphia Democrats in exchange … More

    The HHS Mandate and the Facts of Life

    Two families will be before the Supreme Court next week challenging the Obamacare mandate that requires employers—under threat of crippling fines—to provide coverage of potentially life-ending drugs and devices. To understand the mandate’s serious threat to religious freedom, some basic biology is helpful. An amicus brief filed by Americans United … More

    Heritage Scholar a Threat to Safety on Stanford Campus? Stanford’s Acting Unlawfully.

    Ryan T. Anderson talks a lot about marriage. Heritage’s William E. Simon fellow has even been on CNN talking about marriage. But apparently safe enough for a CNN studio and dozens of other college campuses isn’t safe enough for Stanford University, because the Stanford University Graduate Student Council (GSC) has … More

    DOJ Report Uncovers $15,624 in Questionable Police Expenditures

    A recent Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general’s audit of the Lansing, Michigan, police department questioned $15,624 in expenditures from 2009 to 2012. The money wound up in Lansing by way of the DOJ’s equitable sharing program, a cooperative civil forfeiture program designed “to enhance cooperation among federal, state, and … More

    Heritage Panel: Personal Opinion No Excuse to Abandon Marriage Laws

    Virginia’s Democratic attorney general made history not only by declining to carry out his duty to defend state marriage law based on personal opinion but by “actually turning on his client” and “attacking” the law, his Republican predecessor told a Heritage Foundation audience. If Mark Herring had changed his mind … More

    Meet the Two Families Fighting for Religious Freedom

    In less than two weeks, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in cases challenging an Obamacare mandate that is trampling on religious freedom. The Hahn family and the Green family will be at the Court on March 25 asking for respect of their religious liberty and the freedom to continue … More

    'Shut Up and Mind Your Business': Man Verbally Abused, Arrested for Filming Police

    Regrettably, the public service of our “public servants” sometimes leaves much to be desired. Just ask George Thompson, who claims that he was verbally abused, arrested, and locked up overnight for exercising his First Amendment right to film a profane police officer from his own front porch. According to The … More

    Kansas Court Gets It Right: Education Spending Isn't Only Measure of 'Equity'

    The Kansas Supreme Court has issued an important and eagerly awaited decision on how much money schools need to give kids a first-rate education. For teachers unions, of course, the money is never enough, even though, over the last 30 years, real per-pupil spending has doubled. Four school districts sued … More