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

    Morning Bell: We Still Hold These Truths

    A year ago this week, the American people elected a President who had promised during the campaign that he would: “cut taxes for 95% of workers and their families,” expand the Army by 65,000 and the Marines by 27,000, and enact “a net spending cut” for the federal government. Lower … More

    The Defense Bill and D.C. Representation Don't Mix

    Since the Democrats retook control of Congress in January 2007, liberal lawmakers have been working to advance one of their favorite causes: granting the District of Columbia a full seat in the House of Representatives. They have tried on several occasions to pass legislation to accomplish this and have been … More

    Morning Bell: Rules for a Radical White House

    Politico‘s Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei report today: President Obama is working systematically to marginalize the most powerful forces behind the Republican Party, setting loose top White House officials to undermine conservatives in the media, business and lobbying worlds. With a series of private meetings and public taunts, the White … More

    If Government Rewrites News

    If you liked how the government shoved its nose into high finance, “green” energy, automaking and health care, you’re gonna love what it does with your local news. That’s the prospect opened by a new study from an old-line bastion of objectivity, the Columbia School of Journalism, on how the … More

    Tenzin Dorjee of Students for a Free Tibet on 'Not Indulging China's Behavior'

    Tenzin Dorjee, Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet, recently sat down with Heritage’s Dr. Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, to offer insight on the ethnic and religious tensions plaguing China. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfKQOJFm64E[/youtube] From Xinjiang to Tibet, tensions continue to cloud the Chinese government’s vision of a harmonious … More

    Haunting 'Gulag Collection' Records Soviets' Inhumanity

    “The Gulag Collection,” 50 compelling paintings of life and death inside the Soviet Union’s notorious prison camps, will be on view at The Heritage Foundation beginning this morning,  Sept. 30. The exhibit opens as part of “The Year of Miracles: The Fall of the Berlin Wall,” a Heritage-sponsored event marking … More

    Oops, Bush Did It Again

    Poor Dubya. Not even the 43rd president’s exercise regimen — biking and running in addition to hitting the White House gym — is safe from No. 44’s criticism. Joe Curl wrote in The Washington Times the other day how President Obama and congressional liberals think the ol’ “blame Bush” refrain … More

    Who Wants Yesterday’s Papers?

    A Senate bill to bail out America’s newspapers, after languishing all summer like so much fishwrap, gained street cred over the weekend when President Barack Obama said he’d “be happy” to consider the measure. The legislation in question would allow failing newspapers to seek the protection of tax-exempt, non-profit status. … More

    How the Constitution Makes News

    When was the last time a journalist asked a question about federalism in a presidential debate? Answer: 1960. The American news media, much like American politicians, are less and less attuned to what the Constitution actually says and more and more focused on the often vague notion of “rights.” News … More

    Celebrate Constitution Day

    Today, Sept. 17,  is Constitution Day. On this date in 1787, delegates from each state signed the final Constitution, securing our rights and assuring the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.  It is now  the longest lasting, most imitated national constitution in the world. The Constitution unified the … More