Obamacare, the Supreme Court, and Recusal

Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied Virginia’s motion to bypass the appellate court and go directly to the Supreme Court in its challenge to the Obamacare litigation. The Court’s decision not to hear the case, delivered in an order without comment, was not surprising. While the procedure exists for the Court to hear cases after a […]

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Obamacare Takes a Double Shot at the Economy and the American Dream

In a recent piece for The Wall Street Journal, Daniel Kessler, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, describes how the new health care law’s subsidy program to help low- and middle-income Americans purchase health insurance will have severe economic consequences. These will include discouraging work for qualifying individuals and other taxpayers, disrupting America’s labor […]

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Heritage Libertad Radio

On Sunday, April 24, the team at Heritage Libertad hosted their monthly talk show on WEBR Fairfax public radio covering topics including the economy, the debt ceiling, and Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget. It also featured an interview with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who gave an update on the status of the case against the federal government regarding […]

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EPA Blocks Oil Drilling in Alaska

There are an estimated 27 million barrels of oil waiting to be tapped in the Arctic Ocean, off the coast of Alaska. But after spending five years and nearly $4 billion, Shell Oil Company has been forced to abandon its efforts to drill for oil in the region. With gas at $4 per gallon and […]

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Virginia Protects Religious Liberty in Adoption and Foster Care

Virginia residents witnessed a significant victory for religious liberty this week. On Wednesday, Virginia’s State Board of Social Services voted 7–2 to reject a controversial policy that could have forced faith-based institutions to abandon their beliefs and cost Virginia many effective adoption agencies. Governor Bob McDonnell (R) is expected to approve the regulations. The proposed […]

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The Debt Failsafe Trigger Danger

What is the “debt failsafe” trigger that the President rolled out in his speech on April 13? This is an idea that may be introduced into the debt limit increase debate next month, and it is a dangerous idea.  If the Senate’s “Gang of Six” (a bipartisan group working to reduce the deficit) or the […]

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PODCAST: Taxes on the Rich

In a timely Heritage in Focus, Heritage expert Curtis Dubay discusses part of President Obama’s budget proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy – those earning over $250,000. The president’s budget this year is $3.6 trillion. Confiscating every single penny from every income earner making more than $114,000 – everyone in the top 10 percent […]

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Bipartisan Policy Center’s “SAVEGO” Is a Free Pass to Tax Hikes

It seems everyone except President Obama is presenting a detailed plan for dealing with our nation’s rapidly growing debt these days. The latest entry comes from the Bipartisan Policy Council. One feature of their plan, “SAVEGO,” calls for automatic spending cuts and higher taxes should Congress not reduce the debt to a predetermined share of […]

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