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  • Monthly Archives: September 2011

    Morning Bell: Preserve the Constitution, Now More Than Ever

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    The Constitution of the United States of America has endured over two centuries. It remains the object of reverence for nearly all Americans and an object of admiration by peoples around the world. Unfortunately, the assault by 20th century liberal theorists and activist judges has seriously undermined respect for America’s core … More

    10 Years After 9/11, God Bless America

    On the 10th anniversary of the tragic 9/11 attacks, we must remain vigilant and avoid losing the advances we have made in the long war to keep America safe and secure. Today, as we remember the nearly 3,000 fellow citizens who lost their lives in the attack, Heritage offers tributes … More

    Chart of the Week: How Social Security Is Contributing to the Spending Crisis

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    Last week’s presidential debate at the Reagan Library elevated Social Security as a national issue that could reshape the 2012 campaign. Candidates spent the week trading blows about the role of the 76-year-old social insurance program. Leaving aside the political rhetoric, one thing is certain: Social Security needs to be … More

    Morning Bell: Remembering 9/11 - Never Quit

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    Today, we join America in honoring the anniversary of September 11, 2001, when terrorists  killed nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens. In the days after 9/11, Americans stood together as one, setting aside partisan fervor and recognized a common enemy in Islamist terrorist groups, particularly al-Qaeda. National security was rightfully … More

    Scribecast: Cyrus Nowrasteh Discusses the Only Movie Banned in America

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    Five years ago ABC aired “The Path to 9/11,” a five-hour docudrama that explained how terrorists plotted to attack America on that frightful September morning in 2001. The movie sparked protests and attempts to stop ABC from showing it. Former President Bill Clinton was among those most displeased. As America … More

    Illegal Immigration: Fixing the Entire System

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    Will securing our US-Mexico border solve our country’s entire illegal immigration problem?  Of course not, but neither will turning a blind eye by a providing a pathway to citizenship for everyone who broke the law by immigrating to our country illegally. Unfortunately at a time when politicians are expected to … More

    Remembering 9/11: A New Perspective on the World

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    At 8:50 a.m. on September 11, 2001, second period began. Four minutes earlier, American Airlines Flight 11 had crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.  At that moment, however, the students and teachers at my suburban Ohio high school remained blissfully unaware. On that cool, fall morning … More

    Remembering 9/11: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

    Reflecting back on September 11, 2001 as we reach the 10th year anniversary of that date, I am reminded – as we all are – of where we were on that day. I was actually a state legislator in Florida, and I was sitting in the Capitol when these events … More

    More 'Stimulus' Spending on Failed Public Safety Grant Programs

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    President Obama’s plan for turning America around is big on new spending, with insincere promises of budget cuts to come later. In particular, the President called on Congress to spend an additional $5 billion on federal subsidies for the salaries of local police officers and firefighters. The additional $5 billion … More

    On 9/11 Anniversary, Obama Administration Has Conflicting Messages

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    The Obama Administration has been seeking advice on how to calibrate its messaging on the 10th anniversary of September 11, conscious of how it may play in the media both domestically and internationally. The conclusion that seems to have been reached by the White House speechwriters is that prudence calls … More