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    Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico

    Earlier today, the Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a Christian photographer’s ability to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony—even when doing so would violate the photographer’s deeply held religious beliefs. As Elaine Huguenin, owner of Elane Photography, explained: “The … More

    USA vs. YOU: Heritage Expert Testifies on Overcriminalization

    Even Congress doesn’t know how many federal crimes there are — that was the implication at a recent hearing focused on overcriminalization. This past Friday, June 14, the House’s new bipartisan Over-Criminalization Task Force held its first hearing, which was focused on “defining the problem and scope of over-criminalization and … More

    Sequestration Will Make the U.S. Less Safe, Despite CATO’s Claims to Contrary

    A February 26 article by CATO Institute Analyst Christopher A. Preble wrongly asserts that the imposition of automatic spending cuts, called sequestration, will not make the U.S. less safe. In fact, these reductions, which come on top of reductions to the defense budget that are already being made, will not … More

    Don't Open the Door to Law of the Sea Litigation

    Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute warns of the dangers of litigation if the United States joins the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, more commonly known as the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). Some of the litigation “greatest hits” highlighted by Bandow include: The recent intrusion … More

    Avoiding a Debt Crisis, Eh? Lessons From Canada

    Congressional lawmakers met last week to try to hammer out a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Democrats insist on revenue increases as part of such a deal, saying new revenue is the only way to significantly reduce the national debt. However, it is not a lack of revenue that … More

    Cato's Michael Tanner Visits Heritage to Talk Obamacare's Bad Medicine

    Michael Tanner, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and author of Bad Medicine: A Guide to the Real Costs and Consequences of the New Health Care Law, talked about Obamacare’s budgetary gimmicks and unsustainable costs at a recent panel discussion at The Heritage Foundation. Tanner explained how one of the … More

    Welcome to the Real World: Grim Prospects for Young Adults under Obamacare

    As the Obama Administration’s allies are gearing up to spend $125 million over the next five years to sell the health overhaul law to the public, including seniors, there has been a noticeable vacuum in the discussion over the impact on younger adults. This topic was in the spotlight at … More

    High Corporate Income Tax Rate Driving Jobs Overseas

    The United States has the second highest corporate tax rate of any of the 30 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – a collection of the most economically developed countries in the world. The federal rate is 35 percent. Add on the average state corporate income … More

    In the Green Room: David Goldhill on How American Health Care Killed His Father

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvHPTq3L4Y4[/youtube] David Goldhill is President and CEO of the Game Show Network and has run numerous businesses during his career. When his father died of  a hospital-borne infection two years ago he began researching the entire U.S. health care system, analyzing it with the keen eye of a businessman. What he learned … More

    Obama’s Public Health Plan: The Elephant in the Room

    Under the government-proposed public health plan, “people will involuntarily lose their coverage and will be bled into the new plan,” said Heritage’s senior policy analyst for health care Nina Owcharenko at yesterday’s Blogger Briefing. “They expect they would have their private insurance plans competing with the public plan but at the end … More