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  • Legal Memorandum posted February 28, 2014 by Paul Larkin The Hawaii Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Project: A Potentially Worthwhile Correctional Reform

    Over the past 40 years, America has sent an increasingly large number of offenders to prison.[1] Approximately 95 percent of them will eventually return to the community.[2] Some will be released early via parole, an accumulation of good-time or earned-time credits, or executive clemency.[3] The truly lucky offenders, however, are the ones who are placed on probation, a…

  • Issue Brief posted November 26, 2013 by Hans A. von Spakovsky Senate Joint Resolution 12: Sanctioning Racial Discrimination in Hawaii

    Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are, by their very nature, odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.[1] Senators Brian Schatz (D–HI) and Mazie Hirono (D–HI) recently introduced a resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 12, that would provide congressional approval of amendments to the Hawaiian Homes…

  • Backgrounder posted September 1, 2010 by James Sherk The New Face of the Union Movement: Government Employees

    Abstract: Unions have been a familiar part of American working life for more than 70 years. Less familiar is the state of the union movement today: More union members now work for the government than for private employers. The above-market salaries and benefits that government employees receive are paid for by taxpayers. So, the union movement that began as a campaign to…

  • Play Movie This Week in Washington: 6/29/09 Video Recorded on June 29, 2009 This Week in Washington: 6/29/09

    The Heritage Foundation's This Week in Washington Video discusses the declining support for Congress and the Obama Administration's big-ticket legislative priorities as well as the rumored 4th of July missile launch by North Korea in the direction of…

  • Play Movie Heritage In Focus: Hawaii: Separate but Equal? Video Recorded on February 28, 2008 Heritage In Focus: Hawaii: Separate but Equal?

    Todd Gaziano tells us why a race-based government is unconstitutional…

  • Play Movie Heritage In Focus: Hawaii: Seperate But Equal? Video Recorded on May 7, 2007 Heritage In Focus: Hawaii: Seperate But Equal?

    Todd Gaziano discusses detriments of a race-based government in Hawaii on Heritage In Focus.…

  • WebMemo on May 2, 2007 The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

    An Unconstitutional Act is Back: Like a vampire in a B movie we thought was long dead, the United States Congress is re-considering the "Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act" (now designated as S.310), a bill to authorize the creation of a race-based government for native Hawaiians living throughout the United States. The following resources discuss what the…

  • Backgrounder posted May 24, 2004 by Brian M. Riedl Another Year at the Federal Trough: Farm Subsidies for the Rich, Famous, and Elected Jumped Again in 2002

    Taxpayers funding Washington's $20,000-per-household budget have long known they are not getting their money's worth. Farm subsidies are among the most wasteful uses of taxpayer dollars. The budget-busting $180 billion farm bill enacted before the 2002 elections not only encourages the crop overproduction that depresses crop prices and farm incomes, but also…

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