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    Religious Freedom: Why Americans Are Celebrating and Defending It Now

    Today marks the beginning of the “Fortnight of Freedom.” This two-week period culminating on July 4 is a time to celebrate and defend America’s first freedom, religious liberty. Why make special effort to celebrate religious freedom now? Because religious freedom is a key pillar of the kind of life we … More

    Morning Bell: A Force for Liberty from China to Cuba

    On Saturday night, blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng arrived in Newark, N.J., after escaping seven years of persecution in China. With the sweet land of liberty under his feet, Chen breathed the free air and remarked, “We should link our arms to continue in the fight for the goodness in … More

    America's Necessary Loyalty to Human Freedom

    There aren’t many people who justify comparisons to Nelson Mandela, but longtime Burmese political dissident Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the few. For 20 years, Kyi incurred imprisonment, house arrest, and other forms of detention for attempting to bring democracy to the military-ruled Burma. This month, she is … More

    The Ladder of Opportunity vs. Obama's Fairness Escalator

    If 2008 was all about hope and change, 2012 may well be about ladders. Yes, ladders. President Barack Obama has developed a soft-spot for the “ladder of opportunity” metaphor, and he’s running with it. At a community college in Ohio a few weeks ago, he promised an economy “where there … More

    The Ideology of Isolationism

    Supporters of Ron Paul have re-launched an old ad promoting the old idea of American isolationism.  “We now are a nation known to start war,” Paul is quoted as saying.  “We feel compelled because of our insecurity that we have to go over and attack these countries to maintain our … More

    Morning Bell: The Serious Risks of the Russian Reset

    President Obama may believe that America’s “reset” policy with Russia is the correct move to cover important foreign policy bases, but the policy is deeply flawed. It puts the United States at a disadvantage we can’t afford and forces us to lay aside fundamental American principles of human liberty. The … More

    Newt Gingrich “Likes” Libertad

    At a recent gathering of Heritage Foundation members, the former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich congratulated us for launching Heritage Libertad.  The Speaker said he recognized how Heritage Libertad could be a critical tool to communicate conservative thought to Hispanics in our country. With the Left eager to make … More

    Why Does American Exceptionalism Matter?

    In his acceptance speech on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, Senator-Elect Marco Rubio of Florida said, “Americans believe with all their hearts…that the United States of America is simply the single greatest nation in all of human history, a place without equal in the history of all mankind.” The reality of … More

    Earth Day 2010: On Lenin and Liberty

    President Obama told a romanticized version of Earth Day’s founding in his video for Earth Day 2010, but there is more to the story than a grossly polluted river and a noble hero rising up to champion the defenseless Earth. It was April 22, 1970, that Senator Gaylord Nelson, a … More

    Patrick Henry's Fight for Liberty

    In light of this week’s events, many Americans are frustrated and disheartened. But we should take heart. Today marks the 235th anniversary of Patrick Henry’s famous speech, when he proclaimed “Give me liberty, or give me death.” This sentiment represents a legacy much older and nobler than tyrannical healthcare legislation … More