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Our Response to Senator Durbin

Our Response to Senator Durbin
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Last week the Pelican Institute was one of many organizations to receive a remarkable letter from United States Senator Dick Durbin.

Guest Commentary: Obama Mangles Lincoln on the Role of Government

Guest Commentary: Obama Mangles Lincoln on the Role of Government
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In his 2012 State of the Union address President Obama defends his personal convictions regarding the role of the government by twisting Lincoln’s own words on this matter. Lincoln did not say, “government should do for the people only what they cannot do better for themselves.” Rather, he said “in all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, the government ought not to interfere.”

Study Alleges Louisiana Has Largest Male-Female Wage Gap In U.S.

Study Alleges Louisiana Has Largest Male-Female Wage Gap In U.S.
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Although Louisiana may have the widest wage gap in the country, many academics point to factors other than discrimination that account for the apparent wage gap.

Vote Yes on Saturday to Prevent New Taxes

Vote Yes on Saturday to Prevent New Taxes
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We believe that voters should support this amendment and vote Yes on Saturday. While there is no doubt that policymakers have been challenged by recent budget shortfalls, most taxpayers face challenges of their own. These taxpayers must live within their means and we believe that policymakers should do the same.

ObamaCare Opponents Differ Sharply Over Strategy at ALEC Conference

ObamaCare Opponents Differ Sharply Over Strategy at ALEC Conference
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A dispute over the merits and potential defects of health care exchange systems continued to rage last week at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting in New Orleans as state officials expressed concern over ObamaCare’s Medicaid mandates.