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    Rendering to God What Is God’s

    This year tax day falls on Tuesday of the Christian Holy Week—the day on which, according to the Gospel accounts, Jesus was asked about paying taxes to Caesar. Using an age-old political tactic, Jesus’ opponents posed a question that’s answer was sure to alienate some segment of the public. “Is … More

    It’s Time to Protect Religious Liberty in the Marriage Debate

    For years, a central argument of those in favor of same-sex marriage has been that all Americans should be free to live and love as they choose; however, does that freedom require the government to coerce those who disagree into celebrating same-sex relationships? A growing number of incidents demonstrates that … More

    Megyn Kelly to CAIR: ‘You Want Silence’

    Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Fox News host Megyn Kelly renewed her criticism of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), this time for successfully pushing Brandeis University to revoke an honorary degree it had planned to award to an advocate for women’s rights in Islamic countries. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was … 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

    It's Not Enough to Win Elections

    ‘We have to win elections.” Party strategists in Washington throw around the phrase as though it were some brilliant political insight. It’s not. Most Americans learned this concept in elementary-school civics. The reason party strategists invoke a concept most Americans learned well before they could vote is to frame politics … More

    Q&A on Supreme Court's New Campaign Finance Decision

    The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that it is unconstitutional to limit the total amount of money someone can give to political candidates. The limit remains on the amount you can give to each individual candidate ($2,600 per election), but now, you can give to an unlimited number of candidates. We … More

    These Families Challenged Obamacare at the Supreme Court. Now They’re Speaking Out for Religious Liberty.

    NEW ORLEANS — The two families who brought lawsuits against the government for its controversial Obamacare mandate delivered a stirring defense of religious freedom just days after their cases were heard before the U.S. Supreme Court. This afternoon at The Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank meeting, Conestoga Wood Specialties Chief Executive … More

    Ted Cruz, Veteran of 9 Supreme Court Arguments, Says First Amendment on Trial Today

    Ted Cruz has argued nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in his lifetime, more than any other current member of Congress. Today, as a U.S. senator from Texas, Cruz is making a different kind of argument—one in the court of public opinion. On his Facebook page and in a … More

    Gingrich: Americans in ‘Grave Danger’ of ‘Losing Our Religious Liberty’

    As the date for the oral arguments in the Supreme Court case over the Health and Human Services mandate nears, Newt Gingrich is concerned that Americans could be on the cusp of a significant loss of religious liberty. “I think we’re in grave danger of losing our liberty and losing … 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