Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Friday October 31st 2014

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October 06, 2014


Federalist 62. Madison reminds us that the election of U.S. Senators by their respective state legislatures secured state rights or authority. In your opinion, how might a return to this vital constitutional principle become a key element in empowering a push back against federal intrusion into powers our heaven inspired Constitution clearly retained as jurisdictionally belonging to state & local governments, to families & individuals, to private businesses, churches, & charities?


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Soar Over the Cliff or Kick the Can

Soar Over the Cliff or Kick the Can

J.D. FOSTER, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Kicking the can is the least repugnant remaining resolution to the fiscal cliff. The only alternatives appear to be the Republicans’ unconditional surrender on income tax rates (and conceding their principles) or simply going over the cliff. The story is now a familiar one. Congress and the President [...]

House Republican Proposal Abandons Core Principles

House Republican Proposal Abandons Core Principles

Alison Fraser ALISON ACOSTA FRASER, J.D. FOSTER, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION The House Republican leadership has offered a substantive counteroffer to President Obama’s frivolous fiscal cliff proposal of last week. At first blush, it appears little more than categorical, pre-emptive capitulation. To be fair, the details of the [...]

The Odd September Unemployment Rate

The Odd September Unemployment Rate

When good surveys produce false results J.D. FOSTER, HERITAGE FOUNDATION What’s behind the seemingly sudden drop in the unemployment rate? While the economy stumbles along, no one would expect a sudden jump in employment. Job growth has averaged about 100,000 per month over the past six months, roughly consistent with other economic [...]

Obama Could Prevent a Made in Washington Recession

Obama Could Prevent a Made in Washington Recession

J.D. FOSTER PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) forecasts a recession for 2013. Forecasters rarely anticipate a recession. Almost by definition, recessions surprise. Some unexpected force or forces conspire to so disrupt the economy that it contracts. What makes this recession different, and predictable, is that [...]