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    State Marriage Laws Are Constitutional. Judges Should Respect Them.

    Yet another judge has struck down a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. These rulings claim that the equal protection of the law requires the redefinition of marriage. It does not. State laws that reflect the truth about marriage are constitutional. U.S. … More

    7 Times Obama Ignored the Law to Impose His Executive Will

    President Obama—the imperial President, the “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” President who can’t wait to show us his “year of action”—once vowed to do exactly the opposite. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and … More

    New Report: Majority of U.S. Teens Don’t Live in Intact Families

    The Index of Belonging and Rejection released this week from the Family Research Council (FRC) reveals a dismaying statistic about the state of American families: 55 percent of 15-to-17-year-olds in America do not live in intact families. Further, more than 40 percent of all children are born out of wedlock, … More

    Why Bill Gates Is Wrong to Applaud Common Core

    On Wednesday, Bill Gates wrote a USA Today column lauding Common Core standards as a way for “students to get the best education possible” and “become good citizens and members of a prosperous American economy.” Heritage education policy analyst Lindsey Burke details why she disagrees below.  Gates provides no evidence that Common … More

    Why More Lawmakers Should Have Fought the Debt Ceiling Suspension

        If some members of Congress have their way, this week’s clean debt ceiling suspension is just the beginning of a sustained effort to abdicate fiscal responsibility.  “There’s a lot of talk in our conference,” Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) said yesterday, about the “old Gephardt Rule.” What is the … More

    HealthCare.gov's 'Maintenance' Woes on National Youth Enrollment Day

    Update:  This version clarifies that the entire HealthCare.gov site is not scheduled to be down on Saturday.  Parts of the HealthCare.gov website will be down from 3 p.m. Saturday – which coincides with Get Covered America’s National Youth Enrollment Day – until 5 a.m. Tuesday. “[T]he Social Security Administration will … More

    Obama Raises Federal Minimum Wage for Contract Workers

    President Obama signed an executive order Wednesday raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for federal contract workers. “Nobody who works full time should have to live in poverty,” Obama said during his signing speech. “While Congress decides what it’s going to do . . . today I’m … More

    Cruz and Lee Act to Protect State Freedom in Marriage Debate

    Yesterday, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) took an important step in ensuring that the federal government respects the freedom of states to make marriage policy in the wake of last summer’s Supreme Court decision on marriage. The Senators introduced the State Marriage Defense Act of 2014 (S. … More

    VIDEO: Obama Slammed Bush Over Executive Power in 2008, Promised to "Reverse When I'm President"

    A newly surfaced video of Barack Obama as a presidential candidate is spreading like wildfire today, revealing a stark contrast between his promise in 2008 about executive power with his recent actions in the White House. Obama says this in the 2008 video: The biggest problems that we’re facing right … More