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December 17th, 2015
“NO” on $1.1 Trillion Year-End Omnibus Spending Bill Published by Dan Holler of Heritage Action on December 16, 2015 On Friday, the House will vote on the year-end omnibus spending bill, formally known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016.  The bill should have been an opportunity for conservatives to reassert their prerogatives on a host of important issues, ranging from...
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July 10th, 2015
Barbarians at the gate usually don’t bring down once-successful civilizations. Nor does climate change. Even mass epidemics such as the plague that decimated sixth-century Byzantium do not necessarily destroy a culture. Far more dangerous are institutionalized corruption, a lack of transparency, and creeping neglect of existing laws. All the German euros in the world will not save Greece if Greeks...
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July 1st, 2015
In a dramatic but widely expected step, Greece formally defaulted on a $1.7 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund early Wednesday in Athens. Greece became the first developed country to default to the IMF, an organization of 188 nations that tries to keep the world economy stable. Greece will now be cut off from access to IMF resources until...
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June 18th, 2015
Will it be Susan B. Anthony or Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt or Rosa Parks? Or another important woman from American history? These will be among the names the nation ponders after the Obama administration’s announcement late Wednesday that a woman will be featured on the $10 bill, the first time in well over a century that a female portrait will grace...
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June 9th, 2015
While the domestic spying National Security Agency has been under the red-hot political spot light, another quasi-governmental agency has quietly gone about the business of collecting nearly 1 billion U.S. credit card records without consumer consent. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB, unlike the NSA, operates with no congressional oversight and with little public transparency, even as it demands complete...
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May 8th, 2015
Why did Rome and Byzantium fall apart after centuries of success? What causes civilizations to collapse, from a dysfunctional fourth-century-B.C. Athens to contemporary bankrupt Greece? The answer is usually not enemies at the gates, but the pathologies inside them. What ruins societies is well known: too much consumption and not enough production, a debased currency, and endemic corruption. Americans currently...
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April 10th, 2015
(CNSNews.com) – Utah, Texas, and North Dakota, where taxes are low, are the most economically vibrant states in the country, according to a new report. The high-tax states of New York and Michigan rank at the bottom. Additionally, the report found, millions of people left highly-taxed states for low-tax states between 2003 and 2013. The 8th edition of Rich States...
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April 1st, 2015
According to the US Census Bureau, one in every seven Americans lives in poverty. But there are some very simple steps to reduce this rate… dramatically. Robert Rector, a senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, says there are 3 Golden Rules to avoid poverty:         Graduate from high school         Marry before having children         Get a job Actually,...
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April 1st, 2015
 George Washington would roll over in his grave — bumping into his fellow Founding Fathers — if he knew the scope of America’s public debt. Among the values shared by America’s first leaders was an absolute fear of debt, given the pain and misery that followed it. As America celebrates another birthday, their convictions should be studied again. John Adams,...
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April 1st, 2015
A recent poll by the Ventura, Calif.-based Barna Group found 4 in 10 Americans – and 77 percent of evangelical Christians – believe the “world is now living in the biblical end times.” With the rise of ISIS, America’s tepid support of Israel, the moral decay of our nation and most of Western society, threats of economic collapse, there are...
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