How Instagram Is Teaching Us About Big Government

Instagram, the popular photo-sharing and social-networking service acquired this year by Facebook, faces a strong public backlash over a newly proposed terms of service agreement that allows your photos to be sold to outside businesses without either compensation or consent. This move, while certainly savvy from the profit perspective, caused a huge pushback from the […]

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USA Homicide Rates at 50 Year Low

The wrenching tragedy in Connecticut last week led to much national coverage of gun violence. Not mentioned in most of the coverage is the fact that the U.S. is experiencing a 50-year-low in murders nationwide. Murder rates are measured by the number of deaths per 100,000 people, which allows comparisons to be made independent of […]

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A Little Gun Control History

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control.  From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Germany established gun control in 1938 and from […]

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12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: Increased Employer Penalties

Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next four days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. In 2014, Obamacare requires all businesses […]

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Lawsuit Claiming Filibuster Unconstitutional Dismissed

Today, District of Columbia federal Judge Emmett Sullivan dismissed the frivolous lawsuit filed by Common Cause and Representatives Mike Michaud (D–ME), Hank Johnson (D–GA), John Lewis (D–GA), and Keith Ellison (D–MN) claiming that the Senate’s rule on filibustering is somehow unconstitutional. They were also joined by three illegal aliens who claimed they were “denied a […]

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Don’t Pull U.S. Troops Out of Europe

Throughout recent federal budget discussions, strategies to pull America out of recession, and the potential for massive cuts to national security, one cost cutting idea has been to withdraw U.S. military forces from Europe. The primary arguments behind such proposals are that this will save money immediately and that these forces are an unnecessary carry […]

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12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: Loss of Employer-Sponsored Insurance

Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next six days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. Under Obamacare, most employers will either […]

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Kerry, Secretary of State in Waiting, Major Booster of Tax Dollars for Pakistan

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama’s likely nominee for Secretary of State, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), has been an avid supporter of foreign aid to Pakistan throughout his years in the Senate. Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, co-sponsored the Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009 along with Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). The […]

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