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  • Monthly Archives: July 2011

    Morning Bell: Beware Obama's Backdoor Amnesty Dream

    Undocumented immigrant students protest in front of the White House on June 29, 2011.

    Fireworks broke the darkness of the sky over Washington last night in a choreographed dance of light that paid tribute to our nation’s independence. It was a breathtaking display marking America’s birth of freedom–a sight to behold, a sight to remember. Last week, another choreographed display befell Washington as more … More

    Washington in a Flash: Fireworks

    Fireworks over Washington, DC

    The nation’s capital was treated to a beautiful fireworks display last night. You can expect more of the same this week in Washington as the clock ticks toward the Obama administration’s Aug. 2 deadline for a deal on the debt limit. The House returns from a weeklong district work period … More

    London Celebrates Ronald Reagan's Legacy on Independence Day

    Statue of former President Ronald Reagan is unveiled in the grounds of the US Embassy in central London

    London today celebrated Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday and his role in bringing down the Iron Curtain with the unveiling of a 10-foot bronze statue of the former President at the U.S. Embassy in England. British Foreign Secretary William Hague and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at the event, which drew a crowd of 2,000. Reagan’s statue will stand … More

    Morning Bell: Celebrating America's Enduring Principles


    America was born on July 4, 1776, with the passage of the Declaration of Independence. Today, as we celebrate our great country 235 years later, we reflect upon its meaning. The Declaration announced to the world that the American colonies were free and independent states. But this alone does not … More

    Happy Birthday Calvin Coolidge


    America’s birthday is also that of Calvin Coolidge, the only president born on the Fourth of July. Though best remembered as “Silent Cal,” Coolidge is one of the most eloquent defenders of America’s principles. And the Declaration of Independence received his highest praise: “If all men are created equal, that … More

    Five Great Virtues that Make Americans Amazing


    On the day when everyone celebrates America and the glorious document that justifies its existence, I’d like to offer three cheers for the amazing Americans who make up this great country. After all, we revere the principles of the Declaration of Independence because they give rise, when applied, to a … More

    VIDEO: Public Opinion on Debt Ceiling and Government Spending

    Bankrupting America is out with a new video today running though recent polling data on the debt ceiling and government spending. As lawmakers in Congress continue to debate the issue — the Senate will skip its Independence Day recess for the first time since 1974 — it’s worth reflecting on … More

    Podcast: Happy Independence Day!

    Independence Day fireworks Daytona 2011

    “The principles of our republic must be protected vigilantly at home and defended fearlessly abroad,” Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner states in a special message for Independence Day in this week’s Heritage in Focus podcast. “Read the Declaration of Independence,” Heritage scholar David Azerrad urges. “It’s the philosophical soul of … More

    Atheists Take Offense at 9/11 Memorial for Fallen Firefighters

    Iron girders form a cross that has become a memorial at Ground Zero

    Antagonists of religious belief will go to extraordinary lengths to drive out any mention of the spiritual from the public square. A few weeks ago, the streets of Brooklyn were witness to such extreme secularism. There a new commemorative street sign has created a stir among local and national atheist … More

    'Arab Spring' Turns to Long, Hot Summer in Syria and Lebanon

    Anti-regime youths in Syria throw stones at security forces

    Hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Syrian cities on Friday to call for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad in one of the largest outpourings of opposition since protests began over three months ago. At least 12 protesters were killed by Assad’s internal security forces. More … More