Top Five Constitutional Citations of the 112th Congress

When Members of the 112th Congress took the oath of office just over a month ago, the leaders of the House brought new meaning to their duty to “support and defend the Constitution.” As promised in their “Pledge to America,” they passed a rule requiring members to cite the specific constitutional authority in each bill […]

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Obamacare Waivers Mount, Still

Why does anybody need a waiver to a law that’s been ruled unconstitutional? We don’t know; ask the Department of Health and Human Services. On Wednesday, HHS updated its Web site to show that it has now granted 915 waivers to Obamacare’s requirements on benefit limits in health insurance plans. The waivers allow employers to […]

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How Big is the Health Care “Free-Rider” Problem?

One of the most common arguments for an individual mandate is that “free-riders” – the uninsured who consume emergency room care with no way to pay for it – are jacking up health care costs for everyone else. The argument begins by pointing out that sickness and emergency can strike anyone at any time, and […]

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Don’t Be Fooled by Article V Conventions

The idea that there might be a simple fix to all our problems has seduced many thoughtful and well-intentioned men and women over the ages. If only we could do this, then all would be well. We stand with our persevering friends and allies.  But let’s not be fooled.  By the very nature of man […]

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South Carolina Bill Would Nullify Islamic Law in State Courts

Columbia, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina proposal would prevent the state’s courts from enforcing foreign law, including Islamic Sharia law, though Muslim advocates say it could essentially ban religion from mundane matters such as weddings and even burials. The bill makes no reference to a specific religion or country, though its sponsors acknowledge they […]

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Honoring Ronald Reagan on His 100th Birthday

One hundred years ago today, in a small Illinois town, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born. From Illinois, he went to Hollywood to become an actor. From Hollywood, he went to Sacramento to become governor of California. And from Sacramento, he went to Washington to become President of the United States of America. Ronald Reagan led […]

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Senate Investigation Slams Pentagon on Fort Hood

The Senate Homeland Security Committee headed by Senators Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins issued a report claiming that the Fort Hood massacre could have been prevented had the military authorities acted on the information that they possessed.  A combination of bureaucratic sloth and political correctness prevented the proper measures. While the report came down on […]

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