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    The future of liberty depends on reclaiming America’s first principles.

    Morning Bell: What the Left Doesn't Understand About America

    Monday night in Rockville, Md., President Barack Obama told Democratic Senate candidate donors: “As wonderful as the land is here in the United States, as much as we have been blessed by the bounty of this magnificent continent that stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific, what makes this place … More

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    The Tea Party Goes International

    Despite the media’s negative portrayal, support for the Tea Party is growing at astonishing speed.  Over half of the electorate now consider themselves favorable to the Tea Party, according to recent polls.  Just this weekend, the Virginia Tea Party Convention, co-hosted by The Heritage Foundation, attracted over 2,000 attendees – … More

    Morning Bell: The Tea Party Is Here to Stay

    Today, The Heritage Foundation released its 2010 Index of Dependence on Government. This annual report tracks the growth of dependence-creating federal programs, programs that crowd-out what was once America’s great civil society. At one time, social obligations and services were carried out by community groups, family networks and even local … More

    Heritage in Focus: Matt Spalding on American Exceptionalism

    At an event in Florida last week, former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Marco Rubio told a crowd: This race is not your traditional race. It is a referendum on our identity. This race forces us to answer a very simple question: Do we want our country to … More

    Is America Exceptional?

    At a G-20 conference in April 2009, President Obama was asked if America had a unique role in the world. Instead of explaining what makes America great (or even taking the usual tactic of apologizing for America’s greatness) the President  responded: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect … More

    Daniel Hannan to America: Get Off the Road to Serfdom and Actualize the American Ideal!

    Last week, European Parliament member Daniel Hannan promoted his new book, The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America, at the Cato Institute. In what he called “a message from the future,” Hannan gave ample warning of what will happen if we do not change our path … More

    Morning Bell: The Obama Experts vs. the Rule of Law

    Last week President Barack Obama’s most recently minted czar, Special Advisor to the President for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Elizabeth Warren, spoke to 400 bankers at the swanky Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC. Her message, according to The Washington Post: “Behave, play nice, and we’ll get along just … More

    The "Myth" of the American Founding

    You should think twice the next time you invoke the Constitution or argue that the federal government is overreaching its power. According to The Economist, you may well have succumbed to “The Perils of Constitution Worship.” Lexington, who writes about American politics for The Economist, attacks the Tea Partiers and … More

    Heritage Congressional Fellows Program Graduates 40

    The Heritage Foundation is proud to congratulate the graduates of the 2010 session of the Heritage Congressional Fellowship. The occasion was marked with an inspiring address (to be published shortly!) by Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on “Rebirth, Revival, or Requiem: The Return of … More