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

    Video: Do You Know Your Obama Czars?

    We’ve poked fun at the proliferation of czars under the Obama administration, but we lost track of how many he’s actually created. Now PJTV has put together a helpful video detailing all 36 of Obama’s czars and czarinas: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMryl34YwE0[/youtube]

    Is Healthcare a ‘Right’?

    Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) likes to refer to healthcare as “a fundamental right and not just a privilege.” But what exactly does he mean? Is there really a ‘right’ to healthcare? Debate over the purported ‘right to healthcare’ has quieted recently. Or rather, with concrete proposals under consideration, ‘rights questions’ … More

    What Will College Students Learn?

    Around the country, many parents and students are preparing for the first day of school. For high school seniors, this means time is running out to select the best college; for many college students, this means perusing the course catalog and wondering if “Introduction to Popular TV and Movies,” and … More

    Is National Health Insurance Constitutional?

    We have heard a great deal about the costs and benefits of a “public option” and  “single-payer system.”  We have heard about the financial costs—and the other costs—of allowing the government to interfere with matters of life and death.  However, we haven’t heard whether the Constitution gives Congress the power … More

    Townhall Downfall: Obamacare and the Enumerated Powers of Congress

    Last Friday we outlined just some of the ways that Obamacare is inconsistent with our founding first principles. In this video from a St. Louis, Missouri, townhall hosted by Sen. Claire McCaskill’s (D-MO) office, a servicemen politely and cogently explains that “health care” does not appear anywhere among the enumerated … More

    Morning Bell: Is Obamacare Consistent With Our First Principles?

    During one of Sen. Arlen Specter’s (D-PA) early health care townhalls in Lebanon, Pennsylvania; mother of two Katy Abram told the audience: “I don’t believe this is just about health care. It’s not about TARP. It’s not about left and right. This is about the systematic dismantling of this country. I’m … More

    Morning Bell: Dissent Is Not Un-American

    Whether the source is Gallup, Pew, Quinnipiac, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, the Washington Post, or even the New York Times; every recent poll on the issue shows that either pluralities or majorities of Americans have serious doubts about President Barack Obama’s health care plan. Reviewing the month’s polling data, … More

    In the Green Room: AEI's Arthur Brooks

    Newly-anointed American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks spoke at Heritage’s weekly Blogger Briefing today (listen here). He addressed the fact that conservatives must establish new language and new messages to remind Americans of the moral necessity of a culture of free enterprise. “Overwhelming majorities of Americans prefer the free market … More

    'The Death of Representative Gov't...'

    From NRO’s “The Corner“: Thousand-page bills, unread and indeed unwritten at the time of passage, are the death of representative government. They also provide a clue as to why, in a country this large, national government should be minimal and constrained. Even if you doubled or trebled the size of … More

    We're Not Laughing

    CNSNews reports: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that the health-care reform bill now pending in Congress would garner very few votes if lawmakers actually had to read the entire bill before voting on it. … In fact, Hoyer found the idea of the pledge humorous, laughing as … More