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

    The Global Warming Thought Police Are Here

    The Heritage Foundation has long been against allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. So when the EPA unveiled their plan to regulate 1/5 of all food service businesses, 1/3 of all health care businesses, 1/2 of the entire lodging industry, and … More

    For Visitors, a Capitol Scandal

    It’s a scandal what Congress has arranged for the public to be taught inside its Capitol Visitor Center, the $621 million underground gateway and “educational experience” that opens Tuesday.In the Visitor Center’s Exhibition Hall, the theme is “E Pluribus Unum — Out of Many, One.” Initially,  words etched in marble called that … More

    Morning Bell: Giving Thanks for the Free Market

    There is much talk these days of how conservatives need “new ideas” in these troubled economic times. And as we look at our nation’s troubled landscape, there is much work that needs to be done if we are going to return economic prosperity to the country. But as we sit … More

    The Decline of American Civic Literacy Continues

    Citizens and public officials earned an F, on average, in the most recent annual report on Civic Literacy, released by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute last week. More than 2,500 randomly selected Americans took the test on Civic Literacy, and more than 1,700 of them failed.  The average score was a … More

    Thankful for Our Piece of Pie

    He or she is at it again.  An electronic circular,  originating elsewhere at Heritage and signed only “A Conservative,”  marks Thanksgiving by recalling the Pilgrims’ fleeting flirtation with socialism 387 years ago — whilst establishing Plymouth Colony under William Bradford’s leadership. (“A Conservative”  last week e-circulated thoughts on how the Electoral College benefits an … More

    Morning Bell: Fairness Doctrine 2.0

    After the Democratic Party took control of Congress in 2006, experts predicted the federal government was sure to pass “comprehensive” immigration reform. The new liberal majorities in the House and Senate wanted it, the mainstream media wanted it, a Republican president wanted it, and the eventual nominee of Republican Party … More

    Rahm's Plan for Mandatory Service

    There has been a small uproar around Obama’s call for a “civilian national security force” especially one “that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the military. But many have said that these words were taken out of context. If you read the whole speech, they argue, … More

    Brevity is the Soul of...Clarity

    On this date (November 19) in 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave perhaps the greatest speech in American History, the Gettysburg Address.  The text of the speech is short, less than 300 words, a fitting reminder to contemporary politicians that, sometimes, the most succinct speeches are the most meaningful. Perhaps the brevity of Lincoln’s remarks can … More

    Video: Feulner on the State of the Conservative Movement

    Heritage President Ed Feulner addresses members of The Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club about the current state of the conservative movement. Click here to read Feulner’s speech. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lWdQ5j_HoA[/youtube]

    New Obama Style Suits AP

    Here’s one that’s a little hard even for media folks to figure. Out of the blue, the Associated Press quietly issued a new style rule that took effect at 3 a.m. Nov. 14. As a result of this 3 a.m. call, the AP will sound a more formal tone when … More