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  • The Heritage Guide to the Electoral College

    Abigael Evans should be happy. She’s the four-year-old who’s so sick of the election that she cried. Her tears went viral. It should all be over soon, although we’ll have to wait a bit for the official tabulation of the Electoral College. Here’s how it works: Each state has a … More

    Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism

    Barack Obama calls himself a “progressive” or “liberal,” and we should take him at his word. He had the distinction of being the most liberal member of the United States Senate when he ran for President in 2008. The title had been conferred by National Journal, an inside-the-Beltway watchdog that … More

    5 Myths About Voting

    Last night, the presidential candidates wrestled with questions from ordinary Americans. Next week, they will debate foreign policy. Alas, for some viewers, these exchanges come too late—they’ve already cast their ballots and can’t change their votes. If you think early voting is a healthy trend, just read on, as we … More

    Christopher Columbus: American Icon?

    Columbus Day is an unusual American holiday. It doesn’t commemorate a President or a great American statesman. Christopher Columbus found North America, but he didn’t find, or found, the United States. As Columbus Day rolled around this year, President Obama tried to subtly change the focus of the holiday. Rather … More

    Nice Try, But Lincoln Wasn’t the Father of Big Government

    There you go again, Mr. President: invoking Abraham Lincoln as the father of big government. “[A]s Abraham Lincoln understood, there are also some things we do better together,” President Obama said last night, attempting to justify his expansion of the federal government. “So, in the middle of the Civil War, … More

    The Forgotten Constitution

    Today is Constitution Day. It’s not a federal holiday, and that’s fitting. After all, for 225 years now, the Constitution has not taken a day off. Ours is the longest lasting, most successful constitution in history. But, even this relatively short document contains a few clauses that even seasoned experts … More

    10 Steps to Save the Constitution

    Constitution Day is next Monday, September 17. It will mark the 225th anniversary of our nation’s founding charter. Much like the document itself, Constitution Day doesn’t get the fanfare it deserves. But let’s not allow the day to go unobserved this year. Here are 10 steps you can take to … More

    We All "Belong to" the Government?

    The city of Charlotte’s convention motto this week is “We make it possible.” And who is this “we”? Here’s the host committee’s answer: “Government is the only thing that we all belong to. We have different churches, different clubs, but we’re together as a part of our city, or our … More

    Why Does MSNBC Want to Go Backwards?

    Who knew that telling people they have rights would be so controversial? In his nationally televised address Wednesday night, Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) reminded Americans that “our rights come from nature and God, not from government.” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews went apoplectic. “It’s clear that Paul Ryan was talking to people … More

    Morning Bell: Political Convention Drama Begins

    This week’s Republican National Convention is already experiencing its own drama thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac, which has postponed most of the events until tomorrow. But this year marks the 100th anniversary of another Republican Convention embroiled in political drama of a different nature. Unlike today’s conventions, which are little … More