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Harry Reid Tries to Overrule the Supreme Court

Update: On July 16, the Senate failed to get the necessary two-thirds majority to bring Murray's bill to a vote, rendering the legislation dead, at least for now.

07/09/2014
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The NSA's Collateral Spying

On Saturday, the Washington Post published a detailed exposé on the spying practices of the National Security Administration during the four year period from 2009-2012. By now, it is no longer any secret that the NSA has been up to no good with its surveillance of innocent people, but the sheer extent of these violations is shocking, even in light of what we already knew.

07/08/2014
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There's No Place Like Foam

Washington, DC, being the seat of the U.S. Government, has a higher than average tendency to exert legislative control over its citizens. For some reason, the issue of food storage seems to be a particularly high priority, as evidenced by the city's abhorrent 5 cent tax on plastic grocery bags.

07/03/2014
"Where are they Now?"
"This Independence Day, FreedomWorks looks at how the Bill of Rights has stood up over time."
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Where are they Now? The Tenuous Legacy of the Bill of Rights

This Independence Day, millions of Americans will gather to watch fireworks, grill some burgers and dogs, and celebrate the hard-fought freedoms of our forefathers. But in the heady rush of red, white, and blue patriotism, it’s important to remember what those freedoms actually mean, and to examine whether they still remain intact today.

07/02/2014
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How “Winning at Any Cost” Isn’t Really Winning at All

It’s no secret that the establishment in Washington, D.C. is terrified of the liberty movement now now sweeping the Republican Party. Bilious quotes from figures such as Mitch McConnell, John McCain, and others in the Party leadership reflect the undisguised animosity towards those who want to put actual conservatives in office.

07/01/2014
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SCOTUS Rules for Workplace Freedom, While Preserving Union Power

For the past year, the Supreme Court has been mulling the case of Harris v. Quinn, in which the state of Illinois was asserting its authority to collect union dues from non-union members working as home health care workers under a Medicare program. The state’s argument was that, since public sector labor unions negotiate contracts that benefit non-union members in terms of higher wages and better working conditions, it would be acceptable to expect these workers to pay union dues in return.

06/30/2014
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Hobby Lobby Ruling a Narrow Win for Freedom

Today’s much anticipated Supreme Court decision on the case of Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. was expected to have broad implications for the application of the Affordable Care Act vis a vis the Constitution. Can the government dictate what kinds of insurance employers are required to provide, or should individuals be free to enter into any contracts they choose?

06/30/2014
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Don't be Fooled by the Latest EPA Ruling

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on the EPA is getting some confused news coverage from people unsure of the actual impact of the Court’s decision. First of all, it is important to note that this case has nothing to do with the recent, controversial expansion of the EPA’s powers as adeptly covered by Julie Borowski here. Instead, this case addressed an earlier attempt from the EPA to solidify its ability to broadly regulate greenhouse gas emissions for virtually everyone in the United States.

06/27/2014
"Hillary Clinton Wants You to Think She's Poor"
"She isn't."
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Hillary Clinton and the Poverty Facade

Hillary Clinton wants you to think she’s just an average Joe. Well, actually, a little less than average. She wants you to think she’s downright impoverished. After a notable gaffe when she said that she and Bill were “dead broke” when they left the White House (a bald faced lie), Clinton, instead of doing the sensible thing and walking back her comments, doubled down on her poverty gambit.

06/26/2014
"Amending the First Amendment"
"Tom Udall's proposed amendment has no chance of passing."
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Amending the First Amendment

Slowly making its way through the Senate without too much notice is a joint resolution (S.J.Res. 19), sponsored by Tom Udall and enjoying the vocal support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, that would rewrite the founding document of our country in ways never before imagined.

06/25/2014

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