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Federal Appeals Court Dismisses National Day of Prayer Challenge

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 17, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. On April 14, a federal appeals court dismissed a challenge to the National Day of Prayer in a notable victory for religious liberty. The first national call for prayer was from President George Washington in 1789. Since then, every U.S. president…

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Bullying for Dollars

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 15, 2011 on The Washington Times website. On any given day, holdups are going down somewhere in America. But the perps are equipped with brief-cases, not guns, and they usually score far more than your average mugger. I’m talking about American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorneys who shake down…

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The Gang That Won’t Shoot Straight

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published April 16, 2011 on Townhall.com. Hollywood and Washington are rife with elites opposed to the right to bear arms for folks in flyover country “who cling to guns or religion,” as their champion in the White House described us. Some notable exceptions include Tom Selleck, who supports the Second…

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Obama’s Budget Speech Frames The Debate For 2012

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 14, 2011 on Forbes.com. President Obama’s budget speech Wednesday fatefully framed the debate for 2012. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget proposes to return the level of federal taxes relative to the economy to the long…

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Death Trap Democrats

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 13, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Despite November’s New Deal magnitude political earthquake, surviving House Democrats just laughed off their historic 63 seat loss and reelected ultra-left San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi as House Minority Leader, a…

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The Welfare Reform Model for Medicaid

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara and Vice President for Policy at Americans for Prosperity Phil Kerpen was published April 13, 2011 in The Wall Street Journal. One of the greatest bipartisan policy successes of recent decades was welfare reform, enacted into law by a Republican Congress…

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No More Czars for the President

As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 28 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement are united in opposing the creation of more unaccountable "czars." MEMO FOR THE MOVEMENT: Senators Schumer and Alexander want to reduce the number of presidential appointments subject to Senate confirmation. This process undermines…

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Diversity Perversity

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 6, 2011 on Townhall.com. The terms affirmative action, equal representation, preferential treatment and quotas just don’t sell well. The intellectual elite and their media, government and corporate enthusiasts have come up with diversity, a seemingly benign term that’s a cover for racially…

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Paul Ryan’s Adult Conversation

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 6, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Before Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget released yesterday, the Liberal Establishment was telling us that what was needed was an adult conversation on the budget and entitlements. Now that they have got…

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President Obama & Senate Democrats Have No Excuse for “Shutting Down” the Federal Government

As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 23 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement are united in the belief that if there is a government shutdown, it will be the fault of Senate Democrats and President Obama. MEMO FOR THE MOVEMENT: President Obama & Senate Democrats Have…

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