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  • Legal Memorandum posted August 18, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky The Obama Administration’s Attempt to Balkanize Hawaii

    In its latest attempt to violate the limits of its constitutional authority, the Obama Administration has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) —new regulations that will determine whether the Department of the Interior will “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community.”[1] The ANPR…

  • 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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