Conscience Regulations: HHS Stops (Just) Short of Rescission

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its long-awaited decision today on rescinding conscience regulations to protect health care providers from having to engage in medical procedures to which they object on religious or moral grounds. Because a real concern existed that the Obama Administration might repeal these 2008 regulations outright, the […]

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No Celebration on Stimulus Anniversary

Today marked the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s economic stimulus law. But based on the reaction from Capitol Hill, there was little reason to celebrate. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) held a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Wednesday morning with Heritage’s J.D. Foster, George Mason University economics professor Russell Roberts, and Stanford University economics […]

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No Freedom Without a Backbone

A government that sacrifices the long-term security of its own people in a vain attempt to appease its enemies of today cannot be said to protect either liberty or security. In his speech at 2011 CPAC, former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R–MN) repeatedly underlined this point. His comments were a strong reminder that we will “never, […]

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Report: Iran Recovering from Stuxnet Damage

Iran’s Natanz nuclear plant may have recovered relatively quickly from the damage inflicted upon it by the Stuxnet virus, the Washington Post says. Based on surveillance video from the Natanz plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency knows that Iran had to replace about 10% of Natanz’s 9,000 centrifuges in late 2009 and the first months […]

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Reports: Anarchy in Sinai Peninsula

The recent revolution in Egypt has had its effect on the Sinai Peninsula as well. Mass demonstrations by the Egyptian police have broken out in the northern Sinai in recent weeks, the Palestinian Authority-based Ma’an News Agency reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the demonstrators are protesting against their low quality of living as […]

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Suit: ‘Save Harish for Arabs’

Two lawyers known for their work on behalf of extreme left-wing groups have filed suit against plans to build housing for hareidi-religious Jews in the city of Harish in Wadi Ara. According to attorneys Michael Sfard and Yishai Shneidor, surrounding Arab communities need the land for their own housing. The two argued that designating Harish […]

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HHS Set to Become First Trillion-Dollar-Per-Year Agency; Cost More Than Entire LBJ Gov’t

(CNSNews.com) – According to the budget released Monday by President Barack Obama, the Department of Health and Human Services is now set to become the nation’s first $1-trillion-per-year Cabinet department in 2014, the same year the health-care law signed by President Barack Obama last year is due to take full effect. In fact, HHS already […]

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