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Hobby Lobby - Stuck Between Rights and Government
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Hobby Lobby - Stuck Between Rights and Government

Nationwide arts and crafts store Hobby Lobby is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Or, as the case may be, between fundamental rights and the government enforcement of law. A first amendment battle is brewing on the grounds of religious freedom and, as the battle is heating up, neither side looks ready to budge. 

12/28/2012
Port Strike Looming - Economy Beware
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Port Strike Looming - Economy Beware

In November, dock workers in southern California went on strike, creating havoc in the local economy and supply chain. Now, America might be set for worse. 

12/27/2012
Rubio on Obama's Fiscal Cliff Plan: "It doesn't solve anything"
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Rubio on Obama's Fiscal Cliff Plan: "It doesn't solve anything"

The fiscal cliff is looming, and as FreedomWorks' President Matt Kibbe pointed out, “The $16 trillion monstrosity that is our current national debt is a product of spending too much, not taxing too little.” We need a plan that includes sequestration as well as reforms to taxation and entitlements. Senator Marco Rubio took to the airwaves last night to discuss just this. 

12/21/2012
The Show Must Go On...But Will the Unions Agree?
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The Show Must Go On...But Will the Unions Agree?

Five years ago, a labor dispute led to a 19-day walkout on Broadway leaving more than two dozen shows dark. In turn, this led to producers and the city of New York losing millions of dollars in potential revenue. That was in 2007, but another potential strike is looming if a deal is not made by the end of the year. This time, it is the 250 cleaners, porters, elevator operators, and bathroom attendants in Broadway’s theaters who are threatening to strike. 

12/19/2012
Government Plays Favorites with Prosecutions
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Government Plays Favorites with Prosecutions

To friends of freedom, it seems obvious that the government should not be choosing favorites. On the contrary, the role of government should be limited to ensuring that the playing field is level, and industries are not subjected to different rules based on government’s understanding and support of what they do. Take, for example, the way in which an oil company is treated when birds are killed on their watch and when the same happens, to a much greater degree, due to wind turbines.  

12/18/2012
Around the World, Citizens Flee High Tax Rates
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Around the World, Citizens Flee High Tax Rates

Fans of smaller government and lower taxes will hardly be surprised that financially successful people in France are leaving in the face of new 75% income tax rates on the highest earners. Under Socialist President François Holllande, this new rate will become effective in 2013 and has led many of the highest earners to leave the country- with their money. Now, this punitive tax rate has hit the limelight. 

12/17/2012
Unions Panic as Right-to-Work Passes in Michigan
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Unions Panic as Right-to-Work Passes in Michigan

Right-to-Work has officially passed in Michigan, and Union protestors have gone off the rails. Screaming “Leave us alone or we’re coming for you,” and pulling down tents with people inside.

12/12/2012
The Hypocrisy of Michael Moore's Union Rant
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The Hypocrisy of Michael Moore's Union Rant

Last week, after Right-to-Work passed in Michigan, many were celebrating workplace freedom in the historic union stronghold. Some, however, were less than thrilled. Take, for example, Michael Moore, hypocrite extraordinaire who took to Twitter to express his displeasure. 

12/11/2012
Right-to-Work Passes in Michigan: A Leap Forward for Workplace Freedom
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Right-to-Work Passes in Michigan: A Leap Forward for Workplace Freedom

Michigan, a historic union stronghold and birthplace of United Auto Workers, has now taken a leap forward in workplace freedom. Last night, Michigan lawmakers passed right-to-work legislation, giving workers in the state the choice to join a union, or not, as they saw best.

12/07/2012
Raising the Bar on Teacher Accreditation
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Raising the Bar on Teacher Accreditation

No one needs to be reminded that we have an education system in crisis. While there are many reasons for the education dilemna at hand, one widely held belief is that our teachers are not prepared for the changing educational climate.

12/06/2012

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