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    CLC Speaker: Legal Trouble for Obamacare

    Posted in Civitas Events By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    One of our CLC speakers, John Fund, updates us on a legal peril the Affordable Care Act faces: Obamacare was under assault from two directions this week in the courts. The Supreme Court heard the Hobby Lobby religious-liberty case, a dispute over whether corporations could be forced to supply contraceptives as part of their health plans. But […]

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    Coulter on What Obamacare Is Really Like

    Posted in Civitas Events, Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    Some recent propaganda has it that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is growing more popular. That's because the Democrats are frantically granting exemptions, waivers and delays to cushion the blow. But what happens when you actually have to sign up for it? Ann Coulter, who will be speaking Saturday at our Conservative Leadership Conference, has […]

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    John Fund: 'Racial Preferences Under Siege'

    Posted in Civitas Events, Education By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    Noted writer John Fund (who will be at CLC) has a new post on National Review Online suggesting that the era of racial preferences may be drawing to a close. First, racial preferences have lost political clout. In California, he writes, "liberals have long deplored the 1996 passage of Proposition 209, which banned racial preferences […]

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    New Video: Is Our Economy a 'House of Cards'?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Events By Jim Tynen

    A video released today looks at the popular Netflix series "House of Cards" to illustrate a basic economic truth: in public policy, we and our leaders are motivated by our own goals, not the public good. The video is part of the EconPop web series on YouTube. "House of Cards isn't just a wildly entertaining show, […]

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    Bobby Jindal Ruffles Feathers in Washington

    Posted in Civitas Events By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal created a ruckus this week when he stepped up to the microphones after a meeting of the National Governors Association. The fuss was all the greater because the mics were outside the White House. “The Obama economy is now the minimum wage economy,” Jindal said, among other things. In Washington, a […]

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