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

    No Proof Jesus Walked on Water ... Will Obama?

    We’re just asking, because the USA Today has the following headline today: No Proof Washington Said ‘So Help Me God’ Will Obama?

    Same-Sex Marriage Shuts Down Methodist Camp Ground

    A paper recently published by The Heritage Foundation outlined the threat to religious liberty posed by nondiscrimination laws that elevate sexual orientation to a “protected status” just like race or gender. One of the cases used to illustrate this point involved a Methodist campground ministry in New Jersey that refused … More

    75 Years Ago, Ford's Better Idea

    “A Conservative,” that anonymous scribe within Heritage, surfaces again for the second time in three days with a cautionary tale for the Big Three about Henry Ford, FDR and Big Government strings. This latest edition of New Common Sense, titled “Ford Faced Down FDR’s Blue Eagle,” reads as follows:   Out … More

    It's Not All About 'Rights'

    Just in time for today’s recognition of Bill of Rights Day, the anonymous scribe within The Heritage Foundation – self-identified only as ”A Conservative” — pushed the send button on a fifth electronic circular under the nameplate “New Common Sense.” The e-circular, which bears the headline “The Constitution Protects Us Too,” reads as follows: … More

    Capitol History Lesson, Revisited

    Amid all the news out of Chicago and Detroit, don’t forget the ongoing scandal simmering at the U.S. Capitol. We stand by our criticism of historical outrages and leftward re-imagining of the Constitution at the $621 million Capitol Visitor Center,  here and elsewhere.  From talk radio hosts to regular taxpayers, the … More

    Video: This Week in Washington Dec. 8-12

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyPQ5ARVzOo[/youtube] Automakers or on the Hill this week making their case for a taxpayer sponsored bailout bill. Heritage’s James Sherk wrote a paper on why Bankruptcy would be the best option by allowing them to reorganize. The new 621 Million Dollar Capitol Visitor Center opened last week and it gives a one-sided, … More

    From the Office Space of the President-elect

    Another electronic circular with the nameplate ”New Common Sense” burst forth from other corridors of The Heritage Foundation late Friday. This one, again anonymously signed “A Conservative,”  takes on the delicate topic of the constitutional authority granted the nation’s president-elect.  The e-circular carries the headline “The Presumptive President-elect” and reads as follows: … More

    This Is Not the 'Fairness Doctrine' You're Looking For

    The left sure seems to have a lot invested in convincing the American people they do not want to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine. Whenever conservatives like George Will accuse them of wanting to revive the abandoned FCC rule, the usual suspects are quick to completely deny any such plans exist. … More

    Is Senator Clinton Eligible for Secretary of State?

    There is a growing debate on the web and in the media regarding Senator Hillary Clinton’s eligibility to be appointed to the office of Secretary of State by President-Elect Barack Obama. The controversy centers on the “Emoluments Clause” of Article I, section 6 of the United States Constitution, which states that “No Senator … More

    Morning Bell: A Capitol Travesty

    Like everything else that comes out of Congress, the initial intentions were good: to build a visitors center that shields citizens from extreme heat and humidity and provides greater security for people working in or visiting the U.S. Capitol. But what began as a $265 million project in 2000 ballooned … More