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Saturday, July 28, 2018
Trump Hits Roadblocks in Remaking the Nation’s Most Liberal Court
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:13 PM :: 816 Views :: Judiciary

...Earlier this month, the Senate confirmed a Trump nominee from Hawaii to the 9th Circuit despite heavy opposition from conservative Republicans. Trump withdrew a nominee from Oregon, however, although he was regarded as conservative....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Government Relies on Flawed Data to Determine Endangered Species
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 1196 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...“essentially half of the species” identified by Fish and Wildlife Service officials as “recovered” never should have been listed in the first place....

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Saturday, May 05, 2018
Social Capital Index for Hawaii Counties
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:12 PM :: 1036 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Everyone Needs a Close Community, but Those Are Fewer and Fewer....

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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Secretive Commissions Determine Who Violates Anti-Discrimination Laws
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:54 PM :: 1795 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...during oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2017, Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor questioned the commission’s hostility....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
Bought and Paid For: Russian Oil Money Flows to US Anti-Fracking Protesters
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:03 PM :: 2116 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...From 2010 through 2015, the Sierra Club Foundation received more than $18 million and Natural Resources Defense Council received more than $15 million....

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Monday, April 16, 2018
Physician-Assisted Suicide: Some Humans are Disposable
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:15 PM :: 1125 Views :: Life

...This practice of discarding human life turns the practice of medicine upside down....

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Friday, March 02, 2018
Russia Behind Protests Against Dakota Access Pipeline
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:04 PM :: 1686 Views :: Energy, GMOs

...tag-team efforts of Russian trolls and ‘keep it in the ground’ activists....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Hawaii’s False Missile Alarm Exposed Critical Weaknesses. Here’s What Must Be Done.
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:33 AM :: 1553 Views :: Military

...It was clear to anyone who has worked any level of civil defense planning, or who has lived through the drills of the 1950s and ’60s, that after the false alarm went out, no one in Hawaii had any idea what to do....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
How Affirmative Action Hurts Asian-Americans in College Admissions
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:09 AM :: 1629 Views :: Higher Education

...Asian-Americans must score 140 points higher on their SATs than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students, and 450 points higher than black students....

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Monday, November 13, 2017
What These 3 Doctors Think Should Be Done for Children Who Think They Are Transgender
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:00 AM :: 2311 Views :: Family, Life

Three doctors, specializing in pediatrics, biology, and psychiatry, are criticizing what they say is the reliance on feelings over facts ....

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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Promise Kept: Trump Administration Protects Americans’ Religious Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:13 PM :: 1987 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...The Obama administration winnowed the definition of religious freedom down to the narrow idea of “freedom of worship.” This was rebutted in the first line of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memorandum....

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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Break the Government Monopoly on Flood Insurance
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:56 AM :: 2281 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Cost of Living

...Since the 21st Century Flood Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 2874) passed out of committee in June, it has been subject to intense industry lobbying....

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Monday, June 26, 2017
What a Wounded Veteran Thinks of Trump’s VA Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:55 PM :: 2015 Views :: Health Care, Military

"What happened was a national disgrace, and yet some of the employees involved in these scandals remained on the payrolls." -- President Donald J Trump

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Transforming Military Impact Aid into Education Savings Accounts
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:01 PM :: 1720 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...Hawaii is one of only four states where over 30 percent of high school graduates who hope to join the Army cannot achieve an adequate score on the Armed Forces Qualification Test.... 

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Paris Protocol: Devastating Economic Costs, Essentially Zero Environmental Benefits
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:59 PM :: 3184 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy

...policies like those resulting from the Paris agreement will have little impact on global temperatures....

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
FCC Takes Step Towards Freeing the Internet
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:08 PM :: 1798 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...preventing “1930s-era regulations on internet providers.”....

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Thursday, May 04, 2017
The First Step in Revoking Obama’s Land (and Ocean) Grab
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:56 PM :: 2109 Views :: Environment, Small Business

What is done by executive power can be undone by executive power....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Immigration: 9th Circuit Judge Warns Against ‘Judicial Psychoanalysis’
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:30 AM :: 1963 Views :: National News

Applying campaign statements when interpreting law “sows chaos,” said Judge Alex Kozinski, who has been on the 9th Circuit since 1985....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Hawaii is in North Korea’s Crosshairs with no Real Defense
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:25 AM :: 2434 Views :: Military

There are two major courses of action that can be followed....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
How Paid Home Care leads to Union Membership Scam
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:28 PM :: 3521 Views :: Family, Health Care, Labor

... Kupuna Caregivers $70/Day Appropriation SB534 / HB607 ....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
Hawaii Has No Case Against Revised Travel Executive Order
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:40 PM :: 1538 Views :: National News

Hawaii’s lawsuit consists almost entirely of policy arguments as opposed to legal claims, and the legal claims that are made are far-fetched....

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
POTUS Rescinds WOTUS: Hawaii Waters to be Freed of Federal Control
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:22 AM :: 2478 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

By developing a rule that recognizes the need to work with states to address water issues, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers will be helping the environment, not hurting it....

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Thursday, December 29, 2016
America’s Crummy Airports: How to Fix Them?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:41 PM :: 1824 Views :: Tourism

Not a single U.S. airport was ranked in the top 25 airports in the world, and our largest and most important airports scrape the very bottom in terms of customer satisfaction....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Stars Align for the Congressional Review Act
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:33 PM :: 1743 Views :: Akaka Bill

...rules adopted as far back as June 3, 2016, are still within this review period....

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Monday, December 19, 2016
Meet the Fiscal Hawk Trump Chose as Budget Director
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:48 AM :: 1746 Views :: National News

Mulvaney, a South Carolina Republican, is a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, the most conservative group in Congress....

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Sunday, December 18, 2016
EPA Finds No Widespread Water Pollution From Fracking
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:55 AM :: 2661 Views :: Energy, Environment

...a landmark report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, released earlier this month....

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Friday, December 09, 2016
How States Can Shape Obamacare’s Replacement
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:36 PM :: 1648 Views :: Health Care

As Republicans prepare to hammer out the details of a replacement for Obamacare, governors and state insurance commissioners are asking for a seat at the table....

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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Trump’s Pick for EPA Has a History of Fighting the Agency
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:28 PM :: 2877 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture

Pruitt led the fight against the Clean Power Plan, the Waters of the United States rule, and the Renewable Fuel Standard....

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Monday, December 05, 2016
Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:15 PM :: 1869 Views :: Education K-12

...She does not support Common Core “period.”....

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Countering Chinese Inroads into Micronesia
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:45 PM :: 3121 Views :: National News, Homelessness, Military

...Washington could find itself strategically outflanked....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Fatherhood, Poverty, and the “Post-Marriage Society”
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:50 PM :: 2044 Views :: Family

A wedding ring on Dad's finger is more than a symbol of his commitment to Mom. It also proves to be the ultimate anti-poverty weapon for their children....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
S2943: Hirono, Schatz Vote–Military Draft for All Females 18-26
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:22 PM :: 2308 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

...the bill forces young women between the ages of 18 and 26 to sign up for the Selective Service, making them eligible for conscription if Congress reinstates the draft....

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Are Jones Act ships really 'made in the USA'? Well, sort of
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:00 PM :: 1730 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. companies that assemble oceangoing vessels rely heavily on foreign parts, foreign investment and foreign shipbuilding expertise....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
$500M: Obama Raids Zika Budget to Finance UN Climate Change Fund
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:22 PM :: 1954 Views :: Health Care

...the Obama administration already has the authority to pay for a Zika response from existing agency budgets, but chose not to....

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Friday, April 01, 2016
For California Teacher Taking on Unions, Supreme Court Ruling Isn’t the End of Her Case
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:24 PM :: 1995 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

After Friedrichs’ legal team files the petition for rehearing, they expect the court to hold the petition until a new justice is confirmed....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Jones Act Exemption, LNG Imports Key to Puerto Rico Recovery
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:24 PM :: 2387 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

Exempting Puerto Rico from the Jones Act is the single most important step Congress can take....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
What Scalia Taught Us
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:20 PM :: 2274 Views :: Judiciary

...9 Zingers From the Sharp Mind of Justice Scalia....

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Monday, January 11, 2016
From Inside the Supreme Court, the Key Exchanges on a Case Pitting Unions vs. First Amendment
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:45 PM :: 2421 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

This morning, the Supreme Court heard a challenge to the requirement in California that government employees, such as public school teachers, pay fees to the local union even if they choose not to join the union....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Christmas Comes Early for Teachers’ Unions With No Child Left Behind Rewrite
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:51 PM :: 2473 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

The Every Student Succeeds Act passed the Senate by a margin of 85 – 12 and in the U.S. House by a vote of 359-64 in late November (this included every Democrat who voted in both the House and Senate)....

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Monday, November 16, 2015
Federal Intervention in Schools Looks to Remain in Force Through Possible No Child Left Behind Deal
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:06 PM :: 1773 Views :: Education K-12

House and Senate proposals to rewrite No Child Left Behind are set to head into conference early next week....

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Saturday, November 14, 2015
Hawaii Is Holding an Election That Only Allows People of Certain Racial Background to Vote
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:49 PM :: 2757 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

It’s bad enough having a state hold an election that is racially discriminatory. Now we have a judge willing to allow it to move forward....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Supreme Court’s ‘One Person, One Vote’ Case
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:10 PM :: 1947 Views :: Office of Elections

...whether electoral districts should continue to be drawn using a state’s total population, which is the current precedent, or if the system should shift to account only for eligible voters....

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Monday, August 24, 2015
Federal Prosecutors Fight Back After Judge Orders Return of $167K Seized from Maui Resident
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:59 PM :: 2633 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...a federal judge ordered the government return $167,000 law enforcement seized from a motorist driving through Nevada....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Second Senate Democrat Comes Out Against Iran Nuclear Deal
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:42 PM :: 2216 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

Both Schatz and Hirono support the Iran nuke deal ....

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Monday, August 17, 2015
If Planned Parenthood Loses Government Funding, Here’s a Map of Health Clinics That Could Take Its Place
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:49 PM :: 2019 Views :: Life
“Planned Parenthood is really a small part of the national health care picture in America.”
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Sunday, July 05, 2015
Progressive Paradise Lost
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:58 AM :: 2748 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

One barrier to business is the Merchant Marine Jones Act....

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Judicial Activism From Supreme Court on Marriage
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:27 PM :: 2142 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...we must work to protect the freedom of speech, association and religion of those who continue to abide by the truth of marriage as union of man and woman....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Sexual Paranoia: Why Professors Are Becoming Scared of Their Students
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:54 PM :: 2155 Views :: Higher Education
“new codes [of sexual conduct] sweeping American campuses....”
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Inside the Government’s Push to Regulate Short-Term Rental Industry
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:33 PM :: 2201 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

On June 15, when the law goes into effect, Santa Monica will see a drastic reduction in its Airbnb options, banning 1,400 of about 1,700 vacation rentals available on home sharing websites....

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
My father was a Tranny
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:28 PM :: 2585 Views :: Family

My father experimented with my make-up and clothes....

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