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    Is Religious Freedom Just for Churches?

    On October 5, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a very important case concerning religious freedom. Several religious freedom cases have been in the news lately. Such cases should remind us to take seriously the nature of religion itself. Is religion something only to be preached about and … More

    Heritage Libertad Radio: Terrorism, Health Care, More...

    Listen to last Sunday’s Heritage Libertad Radio Show in Spanish or English. The Spanish segment kicked off with a discussion of President Obama’s recent speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, including his insistence on raising taxes on the rich. Later on we take member questions: How much interest on the debt are we … More

    Online Chat on Obamacare and the Supreme Court

    A lot of news was made this week when the National Federation of Independent Business filed a petition to the Supreme Court appealing the 11th Circuit’s Obamacare decision, which was quickly followed by petitions filed by the 26 state plaintiffs, and another by the Obama Justice Department. What do these … More

    Obamacare Has Arrived in the Supreme Court

    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) stole a march on the Obama Administration this morning by filing a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court appealing the 11th Circuit’s Obamacare decision. The Department of Justice (DOJ) had announced on Monday that it was not going to ask all 11 judges … More

    Why the DOJ Gave Up Its Delaying Tactics in the Obamacare Litigation

    Many predicted the Obama Administration would not stop its delaying tactics in the ObamaCare litigation, which most commentators thought were an attempt to prevent the Supreme Court from deciding the case before the 2012 elections.  The Administration received the equivalent of two judicial reprimands in the case brought by 25 … More

    The Supreme Court’s Next Blockbuster Term

    Although the Court’s last term was generally regarded as pretty boring, the upcoming term that begins on Oct. 3 has the potential to be the term of the decade, or as some hope, the term of the century.  Yet the story of the Court’s 2011 term really began months, or … More

    Fourth Circuit Rules, but Challenge to Obamacare Still Stands

    Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected two challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)—better known as ObamaCare—on procedural grounds.  Because the court found procedural problems in both cases, it did not reach the constitutional question of whether the individual mandate is constitutional.  Importantly, the procedural … More

    Reagan's Legacy to 'Preserve the Constitution'

    Ronald Reagan communicated timeless truths about America— truths about freedom, limited government, hard work and opportunity—and these truths guided him while he was in office.  A thinker and avid reader of history, Reagan was guided by the first principles of the American founding, especially the idea of ordered liberty in … More

    The Worst Thing that Anybody Can Do to You is Take Away Your Freedom

    How much danger does the federal government’s unprincipled, out-of-control body of criminal law pose to, say, the average American small-business person?  Well, suppose you were a small-business owner, and for twelve years both U.S. Customs and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had been inspecting the shipments of seafood … More

    Washington in a Flash: Dalai Lama Visits Nation's Capital

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived in the nation’s capital for a 10-day Buddhist ritual known as the Kalachakra for World Peace. His visit is the first since retiring as the political leader of Tibet’s government. But that’s still likely to upset China, according to Voice of America. There’s … More