A National Defense of Marriage

Recent attacks on the institution of marriage disregard the importance of married mother-father households to child well-being and the necessity of defending the institution of marriage for the good of civil society. At this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a bill that would repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), panelists supporting traditional […]

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Iraq: Iran Crosses Boundaries as American Troops Pull Out

As the Obama Administration conducts its military withdrawal from Iraq, Iran has upped its involvement in the region, emphasizing how vulnerable American troops are now that forces are diminishing. News broke this week that Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces carried out cross-border military operations in Iraq against guerrillas of the Party for a Free Life in […]

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Rep. Hensarling: I Will Do Whatever It Takes to Return to ‘Fiscal Sanity’

Conservatives are taking a stand in the House, and they’re making their liberal counterparts angry in the process. The Cut, Cap, and Balance plan passed with flying colors in the House (234–190) on Tuesday, and it is now up to the Democratic-controlled Senate to shoulder its responsibility. In fact, conservative House Members are holding out […]

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Kentucky Faith-Based Organization Helps Poor Achieve True Human Flourishing

Adding to the looming national debt crisis, means-tested government welfare spending continues to skyrocket, with no significant improvement in poverty rates. Private, faith-based community leaders, however, are successfully helping low-income individuals escape poverty and maintain economic independence. Within the crime-ridden neighborhoods of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in between crack houses and subsidized apartments stand restored homes whose […]

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Mandating Coverage of Contraceptives Is Bad Health Policy

This week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its recommendation of women’s preventive services that should be covered with no co-pay or deductible under Obamacare—a list that included birth control and emergency contraception. While this raises important questions regarding social policy, it’s also relevant to the ongoing debate about Obamacare and the consequences of allowing […]

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Washington in a Flash: They’re Back! Gang of Six Shakes Up Capitol Hill

The recently rekindled Gang of Six presented its $3.7 trillion deficit-reduction plan to Senate colleagues yesterday. As the debt-limit deadline approaches, the six senators are hoping to gain support. “We told our colleagues this morning that we want to hear from them in the next 24 hours,” Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) said. “Are they with us […]

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Gang of Six: Promises, Promises

A group of U.S. Senators called the Gang of Six has cobbled together the third Senate-originated half-baked idea this week that would lead to hiking the debt limit. All three Senate approaches — the McConnell Plan, the McConnell-Reid “Just Borrow More” Plan, and now the Gang of Six “Maybe Later in the Year” Plan — […]

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