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  • Morning Bell: Now Is a Time for Commitment

    Dear friends, I write to tell you to take heart. Yes, conservatives are disappointed that a President who recklessly spent trillions, expanded government and put many of our values and institutions at risk has won a second term. But many of us have been here before. In Washington, there are … More

    Heritage Remembers Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

    On June 13, 2008, my wife and I were driving home from a Washington party. The University of Edinburgh, my Alma Mater, had recognized the singular achievement of Neil Armstrong, and our Principal, Sir Timothy O’Shea, had conferred an honorary degree on him. Linda and I witnessed the event and … More

    Morning Bell: Join the Fight to Repeal Obamacare

    Fellow Americans, Like you, I am disappointed by the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision. The Court misread and rewrote Obamacare in order to save it. Such contortions are not the proper role of judging. Most Americans are with you and me and deeply dislike this law. We believe, however, that this … More

    Morning Bell: The Lee Plan Offers a Clear Choice for Americans

    Fellow Americans: It has been over three years (1,111 days to be precise) since the U.S. Senate last passed a budget. The last time Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) fulfilled his legal responsibility, Conan was still on NBC, Tea Parties hadn’t come together and the iPad hadn’t yet been … More

    Chuck Colson's Redemption Story

    We at Heritage were saddened to learn of the death of Christian leader, cultural commentator and former White House counselor Charles W. “Chuck” Colson. America is the land of second chances — and few men have made more of theirs than Chuck Colson did. For in addition to loving and … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare Is A Cancer That Must Go

    Fellow Americans: It has been two years this week since the passage of Obamacare, and the firestorm it ignited has not abated but only spread and intensified. Most Americans have already made up their minds, understanding that until it is completely removed, the cancer of Obamacare threatens not only our … More

    Remembering James Q. Wilson

    When President George W. Bush presented James Q. Wilson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian award, he said that whatever the subject, Professor Wilson “writes with intellectual rigor, with moral clarity, to the appreciation of a wide and growing audience.” Jim’s passing this morning at age … More

    Remembering Andrew Breitbart

    It was with great sadness that I heard this morning Andrew Breitbart passed away from natural causes at the young age of 43. Our first thoughts turn to his family: his wife Susie and his four children. He loved them with the same passion he had for his crusades on … More

    Red Tape and the Onerous Effects of Overregulation

    We keep hearing that the economy is in a “jobless recovery.” What’s holding American companies back? Why aren’t they hiring more people? High taxes draw a lot of attention, and rightly so. They depress investment and discourage innovation. But escalating regulatory costs also undermine our economy. And small businesses, which … More

    Morning Bell: On the Road for America's Future

    UPDATE: Many people have been asking about the schedule of the bus tour. The most current schedule can be found at  http://www.valuesbus.com/ The United States is at a crossroads. Over the course of the next 10 months, Americans will watch as the future of our country is debated — state … More