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    Meet the Humble Nuns Who Just Shook Up the Obama Administration

    Who takes care of poor people when they get old—when they are on their deathbeds? For thousands of people, the answer is Little Sisters of the Poor. “The elderly are at risk, with no one to speak up for them, no one to stand up and to express to the … More

    Supreme Court Stays Obamacare Mandate for Little Sisters of the Poor

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor really knows how to ring in the New Year. Just hours before the countdown to 2014 in Times Square, she granted the Little Sisters of the Poor an eleventh-hour temporary halt to a coercive Obamacare mandate. The Obama Administration has until 10 a.m. Friday to … More

    Duck Dynasty Star Phil Robertson Faces Backlash for Religious Views on Sexuality

    Phil Robertson, the patriarch and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, is under attack for his religious views on homosexuality. The beloved TV personality was indefinitely suspended by A&E after saying homosexual acts are sinful. A&E’s decision has sparked heated debates, particularly on Twitter, where “A&E” and “Phil Robertson” have been … More

    The Government Can Now Force You to Bake a Cake

    An administrative law judge in Denver, Colorado—a state that constitutionally defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman in 2006—has declared that Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, violated the law when he refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. When a same-sex couple married … More

    What Will Happen When (and If) HealthCare.gov Actually Works

    HealthCare.gov may or may not be working—for some people. That seems to be the clearest assessment after the Obama Administration has flubbed two deadlines to get the Obamacare website working. The disaster has spawned countless news stories and updates about the website’s progress. But here’s the most important story: HealthCare.gov … More

    Obamacare Is Restricting Choice and Trampling Fundamental Freedoms

    The problems with Obamacare seem endless. Now, the unpopular health care law is headed back to the Supreme Court — this time over one of the law’s many onerous mandates that’s restricting choice and trampling fundamental freedoms. Earlier this week, the Court agreed to review the Obamacare mandate that forces … More

    Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and Religious Freedom

    Religious freedom is as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and pumpkin pie. From 1621, when the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, to 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared it a federal holiday, thanking God and practicing religion were of paramount importance. Nearly 400 years after that First … More

    Hawaiian Citizens Testify in Support of Marriage

    Over the past five days, thousands of Hawaiians poured into the state capitol to stand for marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Prompted by an upcoming vote in the state House of Representatives on SB 1, nearly 5,000 people signed up for two-minute slots to testify … More

    The Reality of ENDA

    President Obama urged Congress to pass the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in a blog post published late last night. All Americans should oppose unjust discrimination, but ENDA does not advance that goal. In fact, it moves us in the wrong direction, as a new Heritage Backgrounder explains. President Obama asks … More

    New Report on Why Social + Economic Conservatism Succeeds

    Politico is highlighting a new report released yesterday by the American Principles Project (APP) that shows a majority of Americans support social conservatism. APP argues that a unified social and economic conservative platform is a winning electoral strategy. In the 2012 election, for example, in all four states that had … More