• 10 things you didn’t know about the Heartland Institute

    CHICAGO – When it comes to free market solution to social and economic problems, Chicago’s Heartland Institute’s research and information is the first place many researchers and lawmakers look. Heartland Institute been at the forefront of developing and promoting free | Read More »

  • Iowa court prohibits webcam abortions

    From the Thomas More Society: Thomas More Society submitted amicus brief and research in support of protecting women’s health (August 19, 2014 – Des Moines, IA) – Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell has upheld the Iowa Board of | Read More »

  • College Board won’t reveal its AP U.S. history authors

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? The Second Continental Congress assigned that responsibility to a committee that included Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston. After discussing the general outline | Read More »

  • Planned Parenthood accused of corruption

    Americans United for Life (AUL) released the following: WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-15-14) Americans United for Life filed an amicus brief in support of a petition for rehearing in the whistleblower case, Gonzalez ex rel. U.S. v. Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, asking the Ninth Circuit | Read More »

  • Will Florida say yes to medical marijuana?

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. MIAMI — As November’s Election Day draws near, the debate over legalizing medical marijuana is heating up as opposition campaigns get cranking. “We believe the unintended consequences of Amendment 2 are serious and numerous | Read More »

  • 83 percent of Americans support official English

    ProEnglish, a leading advocate of official English, released the following report: The well-respected polling company Rasmussen Reports has a brand new poll out, and the results are encouraging for supporters of our common English language. The poll, conducted on August | Read More »

  • U.S. Supreme Court must rule on Pro-Life license plates

    From the Thomas More Society: (Thursday, August 14, 2014 – Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday, the Thomas More Society filed an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to hear a case involving “Choose Life” license plates, in order to resolve disputes among lower | Read More »

  • EPA blames Texas for Illinois air pollution

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is blaming power plants in Texas for Illinois air pollution and is using the accusation to justify restrictions on Texas power plants. EPA claims its cross-state pollution rule, intended | Read More »

  • Michigan residents approve pro-growth tax cut

    This article originally appeared on heartland.org. Michigan voters in August overwhelmingly approved Proposal 1, a measure to cut personal property taxes—taxes levied on businesses for equipment and machinery—by about $500 million a year. In addition, the 69 percent to 31 | Read More »

  • Sheriff’s race a big win for First, Second amendments

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. MADISON, Wis. — Tuesday night in Milwaukee County saw a huge victory for the First and Second amendments, and a stunning defeat of the left’s big money dump and its hypocritical “dark money” mantra. Milwaukee | Read More »

  • Mississippi may eliminate corporate franchise tax

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. If Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has his way, one of the state’s most onerous taxes may be on the chopping block. The Republican wants the Senate to look at tax cuts this legislative session, | Read More »

  • Pro-Life group promotes National Day of Remembrance

    From the Pro-Life Action League: Chicago’s Pro-Life Action League is producing the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, locally and across the nation.  September 13 marks National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children at Gravesites Citizens for a Pro-life Society, Priests | Read More »

  • Florida lawmakers’ personal wealth keeps growing

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. MIAMI — For some Florida legislators, politics is more profitable than business. Especially if you serve on the governor’s cabinet. Financial statements filed with the Florida Ethics Commission shows some politicians grew their personal | Read More »

  • DOT to ban cell phone use on planes

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. Just eight months ago cell phone use on airplanes was made legal. The U.S. Department of Transportation is planning to make it illegal again. DOT is preparing to substitute a ban lifted in December | Read More »

  • Has Hawaii’s governor lost his mojo?

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — Just months after becoming governor in 2010, Neil Abercrombie was ranked by Public Policy Polling as the nation’s most unpopular governor. In the past three years, his continued to spiral downward. With the | Read More »

  • Navy shipbuilding crisis has far-reaching consequences

    Navy shipbuilding crisis has far-reaching consequences

    With China expanding its fleet and influence, a hollowed-out U.S. Navy will not be able to act as the sharp end of the Obama administration’s “Pacific Pivot,” a shift of forces and emphasis from the Atlantic area.

  • IRS has a dept. that monitors sermons

    The Becket Fund’s Executive Director, Kristina Arriaga, released the following message: Within the IRS, there is, no lie, a “Political Activities Referral Committee” unit that investigates whether preachers have said something from the pulpit in violation of the IRS rules regarding | Read More »

  • No one knows who can access students’ personal data

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. Students at many public schools are having personal data collected, stored and distributed to third parties without their parents’ knowledge. “I had a conversation with my high school assistant principal and asked him how | Read More »

  • In Miami, prove voter fraud, get a $10,000 reward

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. MIAMI — The Miami-Dade Police Benevolence Association hopes a plan to offer $10,000 rewards for tips leading to voter-fraud convictions will put the kibosh on phony absentee ballot schemes that have plagued Miami-Dade’s political races for | Read More »

  • Killing ride-sharing puts public safety at risk

    This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. DALLAS — Uber and Lyft, responding to myths spread by their detractors, are promoting their services as a safer transportation alternative for consumers. Speaking on a panel Wednesday at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s | Read More »