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    Dr. Ben Carson Joins Cruz, DeMint, Paul at Values Voter Summit 2013

    As the days count down to Values Voter Summit 2013, leaders from across America continue to join the gathering—most recently, renowned physician (and outspoken critic of Obamacare) Dr. Ben Carson and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI). Having retired earlier this year from his longtime position as director of … More

    Statement of Ed Meese on the Passing of Bill Clark, Distinguished Reaganaut

    Bill Clark was a devout man of faith, a great patriot and a close friend.  He devoted his life to the service of others and will be remembered for his outstanding contributions to his community and his Country. Bill served Ronald Reagan for over a quarter of a century as … More

    Four Words to Watch in the Immigration Debate

    The Senate will begin debate on the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal next week. Here are four words to watch out for as the Senators make their case—and warnings about what they might mean. 1. COST “Cost” is one word that should come up in the immigration debate, because the … More

    Another Obama Recess Appointment Smacked Down

    Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated a decision of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on the basis that board member Craig Becker had been appointed in violation of the Constitution. In a 2–1 decision, Judge D. Brooks Smith determined that Becker’s appointment on March … More

    Morning Bell: Carrying on Margaret Thatcher's Vision

    Lady Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s former prime minister and patron of The Heritage Foundation, was a leader who transformed Britain from the sick man of Europe into once again a great nation and an economic powerhouse. Her death yesterday at the age of 87 is a loss not only for her own country … More

    Mark Levin on the Election and Constitutional Government

    The event is now over. We will have an archived video as soon as it is available. Now that the people have spoken, it is time to hear “the Great One,” Mark Levin. As the concluding event in our Preserve the Constitution series, Heritage is honored to host talk-radio legend … More

    Do We Still Live in a Federal Republic?

    The Center for Legal & Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation kicks off its “Preserve the Constitution” series on Friday, September 14, at 11:00 a.m. The attorneys general of four important states that have been leading the fight against an intrusive federal government—in areas ranging from immigration to health care … More

    VIDEO: Ed Meese Is Optimistic About America's Future

    Edwin Meese III was one of President Ronald Reagan’s most trusted confidants, serving the conservative icon during his governorship of California and his presidency in Washington. And just like the former president, Meese shares the unbridled optimism that drew so many Americans to adore Reagan. That can-do spirit is still … More

    PODCAST: The Constitution and National Defense

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, former Attorney General Ed Meese and graduate fellow Marion Smith discuss the Constitution and providing for the common defense. Click here to listen. Were the Founders isolationists, who believed in non-interventionism? What relevance does their understanding of providing for defense have today? And what … More

    The “Original" Fight of the Century

    Twenty five years ago, President Reagan’s Attorney General Ed Meese sparked a national debate about the meaning of the Constitution that set the stage for the revival of constitutionalism in this country. On July 9, 1985, speaking before the American Bar Association, Meese issued a stinging critique of the Supreme … More