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4 Myths About The Election Integrity Law In Georgia

April 17, 2021 by

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By Mike Howell ~ he Heritage Foundation released a fact check Friday of some of the most egregious lies being echoed by members of Congress, the media, Hollywood, and corporate America about the new election integrity reform in Georgia. These reforms are about one thing—making it easier for American citizens to vote, while making it harder […]

Pennsylvania Agrees To Exhume Dead From Its Voter Rolls

April 9, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Pennsylvania, one of the top battlegrounds of the 2020 election, has agreed to remove the names of about 21,000 dead people from voter registration rolls before the general elections this year. The agreement was reached last week, according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election-integrity watchdog group that first identified […]

Leftists’ Objections To Election Reform In West Virginia Seem Like A Parody Of Themselves

April 8, 2021 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ The Judiciary Committee of the West Virginia House of Representatives held a virtual hearing on an election reform bill on April 5. What took place was like a story from the parody site The Babylon Bee. I was invited to testify in support of the bill by some West Virginians, […]

NY Times Thrilled Corps Break ‘Silence’ On GOP ‘Restricting Voting’

April 5, 2021 by

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By Clay Waters ~ Are only Republicans fomenting a political culture war with the recently-passed Georgia election legislation? Sunday’s New York Times featured political reporter Nick Corasaniti making that case in “Georgia Governor Attacks All-Star Game Move.” Gov. Brian Kemp indeed did so — after Georgia-based corporations Coca-Cola, and Delta Airlines condemned the legislation after passage, and […]

‘People’s Alternative To Impeachment’: 4 Things To Know About Recalling Governors

March 2, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Angry Californians, fed up with some of the governor’s policies, started a petition to recall him, knowing that the incumbent had two more years in office until going before voters again. The 1968 push to recall Gov. Ronald Reagan fell on the ash heap of history, however. The effort failed to […]

Capitol Riot Tactics Strongly Resemble Those Used In 2020 Riots

January 10, 2021 by

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By Lora Ries and Steven Bucci ~ Watching rioters breach the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as members of Congress were certifying the presidential election inside was alarming and raised many questions regarding the security of the U.S. Capitol—one of the most important federal buildings in our nation. The U.S. Capitol Police and city officials had […]

The Road To Ruin In Riots

January 9, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Critics of liberal media bias are often accused of “whataboutism.” We’re accused of diverting everyone’s attention from some conservative or Republican scandal or offense by changing the subject to the media’s performance. After a pro-Trump crowd breached the Capitol, forcing lawmakers to flee, my friend and former colleague Dan Isett tweeted: […]

7 Ways The 2005 Carter-Baker Report Could Have Averted Problems With 2020 Election

November 21, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ They called on states to increase voter ID requirements; to be leery of mail-in voting; to halt ballot harvesting; to maintain voter lists, in part to ensure dead people are promptly removed from them; to allow election observers to monitor ballot counting; and to make sure voting machines are working properly. […]

How Mayflower Compact Influenced The American Concept Of Rule Of Law

November 19, 2020 by

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By Angela Sailor ~ A group of scholars meets this week to discuss the impact of the Mayflower Compact—signed 400 years ago last week, on Nov. 11, 1620—on the American concept of the rule of law. The Heritage Foundation and the Religious Freedom Institute are co-hosting the second event in a webinar series exploring the […]

‘Networks Don’t Get To Decide Elections, Courts Do’: Giuliani Announces Lawsuit

November 9, 2020 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ The Trump campaign is moving ahead with a lawsuit in Pennsylvania, saying President Donald Trump was denied a “fair count” of votes in his contest against Democratic challenger Joe Biden and that poll watchers were not able to properly oversee the process. Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s attorneys and the former […]

Now Is Not The Time To Abandon Core American Values

September 15, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ As avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., noted last month at the Democratic National Convention, “We have come a very long way in five years.” Saluting his success at moving Democrats away from more centrist views, he said, “Many of the ideas we fought for, that just a few years ago […]

The Risks Of Mail-In Voting

August 1, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Many people misinterpreted President Donald Trump’s tweet Thursday morning about a possible delay in the Nov. 3 election as a threat by him to postpone the election. But that’s not what his tweet said—and in any event, no president has the power to delay Election Day. “The president is simply […]

Facebook To Push Mail-In Voting On Political Posts Criticizing Mail-In Voting

July 21, 2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Mail-in voting has become controversial this election — except at Facebook. The social media site loves mail-in voting so much, it’s promoting it on every politician’s post about … mail-in voting. So when President Donald Trump warns how mail-in ballots could be manipulated to fix the election, Facebook turns around and […]

DNC Complains Facebook Has Not Censored Trump, Conservatives Enough

July 14, 2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Think Facebook is trigger-happy with censorship? Imagine how bad it would be if it caved to the left’s censorship demands! The Democratic National Committee (DNC) slammed Facebook in a memo for “unkept promises” leading up to a meeting between the company’s top executives and leaders of an ad boycott. The Washington […]

3 Reasons America Is Great

July 5, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Independence Day in 2020 will have great meaning to many Americans. As we’ve seen many symbols of America’s past get literally smashed by mobs, it’s important for those who still love their country to reflect on why it is exceptional and worth fighting for. America has always been great and can […]

Leftists Are Using Race To Push An Anti-American Agenda

July 3, 2020 by

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By Kay C. James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ Our country is under attack from radical leftists. Mobs rampage through our streets, monuments are being destroyed, and the very law and order that ensures our communities’ peace and security is being undermined. In far too many instances, those bent on destruction have hijacked protests, creating violence […]

Monuments Are Only The Start Of Radical Left’s War On Western Values

July 1, 2020 by

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By Nile Gardiner and Joseph Loconte ~ The radical left has hijacked debate over America’s monuments to wage a cultural war. Their goal: to deny the moral legitimacy of our democratic republic. Violent attacks on statues and memorials aren’t mere vandalism. They are an assault on the United States itself and the values upon which this great nation stands. We should all stand united as […]

The Future Of Western Civilization Is Imperiled By Mob Rule. Now Is The Time for Courage and Leadership.

June 27, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The war on history has spread across our country and has even spilled over to other parts of the Western world. Now, on a daily basis, we see scenes of lawless mobs attacking and tearing down statues, and defacing monuments of every type—often as authorities stand idly by. But this violence […]

‘Mail-In Voting Is Patriotic’: Lefty Celeb Alec Baldwin Promotes Mail-In Voting

June 24, 2020 by

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By Gabriel Hays ~ Dems are continuing to double down on this absurd mail-in voting scheme for the November presidential elections. Recently they enlisted the help of big Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin to tell you, the true American, to reject Trump’s claims that voting by mail will allow for massive voter fraud. Remember, citizens, “Mail-in […]

These 3 Groups Organized To Support Mail-In Voting

June 24, 2020 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Political progressives who favor the expanded use of mail-in balloting have been telling the American people not to pay attention to that man on Twitter who sees a potential connection between their proposals and massive voter fraud. The Brennan Center for Justice, Priorities USA, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights […]

Why Democracy And Free Markets Are The Best Antidotes To Pandemics

June 20, 2020 by

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By Anthony B Kim ~ In a recent article, The Economist provided compelling evidence that “democracies contain epidemics most effectively.” According to the article’s analysis, … most data suggest that political freedom can be a tonic against disease. The Economist has [analyzed] epidemics from 1960 to 2019. Though these outbreaks varied in contagiousness and lethality, […]

Big Tech And Big Tyranny: Zoom To Enforce China’s Speech Laws

June 17, 2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Big Tech companies, once seen as creating world-changing platforms that gave voice to the voiceless are actually beholden to government censorship — especially in China. The video-conference company Zoom reportedly “announced Thursday that it would help the Beijing government crack down on activists within that country, and would only draw the […]

Appeals Court Rebukes Imperious Judge Over Absurd Absentee Ballot Ruling

June 15, 2020 by

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By Zack Smith and Hans von Spakovsky ~ The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has taken federal District Judge Fred Biery to the proverbial woodshed over an outlandish order he issued in late May. In that order, Biery required Texas to allow all voters to vote by mail even if they didn’t […]

The True Plight Of Black Americans

June 11, 2020 by

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By Walter E. Williams ~ While it might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called “systemic racism.” Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our […]