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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is a model of government reform


Taming budgets, creating opportunity, enshrining liberty, cherishing freedom are all second-nature to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott By John Wood Governors across the United States seeking examples of effective, conservative budgetary reform might do well to emulate the direct approach to fiscal restructuring advocated by Texas Governor Greg Abbot in his recent State of the State address. In it, he outlined ...

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Neither Obama nor Republicans talked about restoring liberty during State of the Union


As more of our liberty is consumed by bigger and bigger government, our leaders respond with ideas that will only hasten freedom’s demise By Jon E. Dougherty On Tuesday we ran a story detailing how much new regulations issued by the Obama administration in 2014 were going to cost the economy this year (and beyond). The figure was hardly insignificant – $181.5 billion in new ...

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Is the U.S. still the ‘land of the free’?


A new CATO study has found that liberty and freedom in the United States is rapidly declining That is also the case for ‘economic freedom,’ in which the U.S. is no longer even in the top 10-ranked countries In 2000, the year President George W. Bush was elected, the U.S. ranked 2nd globally in economic freedom As government growth has ...

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Want to save American health care? Get Uncle Sam out of the picture


The single biggest purchaser of health care in America is the federal government, with 90 million Americans already in a ‘single-payer system’ At the same time, federal regulations – Obamacare among them – are the biggest reason why health care remains so expensive in America Cheaper, quality health care can only happen when Uncle Sam is removed from the equation Long before ...

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Feds to farmers: Host gay weddings or pay a fine


By Charles Greene In yet another case of the government overstepping the bounds of common sense and trampling on the freedoms of individuals and small businesses, the New York State Division of Human Rights has fined the owners of a family farm for refusing to host a gay marriage. The state has found Cynthia and Robert Gifford, the owners and ...

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States Rights: Red states getting richer, freer


There are many reasons why Americans relocate, but increasingly they are doing so out of political preference. Demographers and social and political scientists have all documented that Americans, in droves, have begun voting with their feet: Red states are getting redder and Blue states are getting bluer, according to Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation. Moore has just ...

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So, survival of the republic has come down to birth control?


Liberals were positively apoplectic over the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in which justices ruled 5-4 that the owners of the Hobby Lobby retail chain could choose, under the religious freedom protection of the First Amendment, not to cover four abortifacients in employees’ health insurance plans, because abortion is at odds with their Christian faith. And liberals hate two things ...

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