Freedom Articles

Boehner: 'Here’s to the Spirit of ‘76'

10:26 AM, Jul 04, 2012

Speaker of the House John Boehner's Fourth of July tribute to the Declaration of Independence: 


“If you’re like me, when you enter the Capitol Rotunda, your eyes are drawn to Trumbull’s depiction of the Declaration of Independence.  And why not?  It’s humbling to stop and think about how it all began.

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Seeing Freedom

9:05 AM, Jul 04, 2012

On the day that the Supreme Court released its Obamacare ruling, my daughter and I had the opportunity to visit the Reagan Ranch. Located in the mountains in the Central Coast region of California, the ranch is where President Reagan spent nearly one out of every eight days of his presidency. As you might imagine, it’s a wonderful place.

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German Court Criminalizes Circumcision

12:14 PM, Jun 26, 2012

A German court has ruled that male circumcision is a crime. "Who cuts boys for religious reasons is liable to prosecution for assault," a report in the German-language Financial Times Deutschland reads, via Google translate.

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Timid New World

7:05 AM, May 16, 2012

A notional woman named “Julia” recently made her debut on the Obama campaign’s website. Julia, it seems, needs help at every stage in her life, and if the president has his way, the government will be there to assist her in, among other things, getting a college education, finding a job, securing birth control, and providing for her retirement. But it turns out that all this assistance will not be enough for the hapless Julia as she moves through life. It seems she will also need some close air support.

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George W. Bush Returns to Washington to Celebrate Freedom

11:10 AM, May 15, 2012

President George W. Bush was back in Washington today, to mark the opening at his Bush Institute in Dallas of the “Freedom Collection.”

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‘A Betrayal of Who We Are’

10:29 AM, Feb 25, 2012

On March 28, 2011, Barack Obama defended his decision to intervene days earlier with military force in Libya, arguing that for the United States to stand by without responding would have been “a betrayal of who we are.”

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Giving Cover to Obama

11:57 AM, Feb 21, 2012

Caroline May reports that "More than 2,500 evangelical and ministry leaders from a range of denominations have signed a letter to President Obama voicing their opposition to the administration’s new mandate requiring that all health insurance plans contain contraceptive coverage."

But not all religious leaders are being critical of Obama--a number are even trying to provide him with cover.

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Top Dem Warns of New Menace in Obamacare Fight: Christian Scientist Shoe Salesmen

Blunt-Nelson bill would restore conscience protections that existed before Obamacare.
11:05 AM, Feb 15, 2012

Yesterday, I asked Senator Dick Durbin if he thinks Obamacare's contraception/abortifacient mandate still violates the religious liberty of Catholic churches, like the Archdiocese of Washington. Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said he didn't know.

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Welcome, Washington Free Beacon

3:51 AM, Feb 07, 2012

The Washington Free Beacon is now up and running. What is this new outfit? Matthew Continetti, editor in chief of the Free Beacon, explains:


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Can Rick Santorum Appeal to Independents?

His speech on the night of the Iowa caucuses suggests he can.
9:30 AM, Jan 07, 2012

The conventional wisdom says Mitt Romney is the candidate that President Obama and his allies fear, while they’re allegedly salivating at the thought of facing Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum. Of course, conventional wisdom didn’t have Santorum coming from sixth place in the polls with three weeks to go and effectively tying Romney in Iowa — where he and Romney ended up separated by just 0.007 percent of the vote.

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Rep. Kinzinger: Fight for Freedom

8:12 AM, Dec 09, 2011

Rep. Adam Kinzinger defends America's mission in Afghanistan on the House floor. "The greatest disinfectant to terrorism is freedom," Kinzinger says.

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Freedom of Press for Me, Not for Thee

4:56 PM, Aug 05, 2011

John Kerry announced today on Morning Joe that he believes the media should take some responsibility for keeping the Tea Party and its ideas out of our public discourse:

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China Intensifies Crackdown

3:02 PM, Jul 26, 2011

The New York Times reports that "China already has some of the world’s most far-reaching online restrictions," and now it's getting worse.

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'We Win, They Lose'

10:19 AM, Jun 21, 2011

Conservatives searching for a foreign policy (think skittishness on winning the war in Afghanistan) should take note of President Ronald Reagan's approach, as Jennifer Rubin reminds us:

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It Is Time for a Freedom Summit

8:42 AM, Jun 04, 2011

Today is the anniversary of the earthshaking election victory of Solidarity in Poland—and the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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Ron Asmus, 1958-2011

12:56 PM, May 02, 2011

Bob Kagan remembers Ron Asmus, a freedom fighter, at the Washington Post:

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Mongolian President: 'Realists' Wrong About Middle East

4:08 PM, Apr 07, 2011

As Ben Smith notes, Mongolian president Elbegdorj Tsakhia correctly states in Foreign Policy that "so-called 'realists'" got the Middle East wrong: 

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The Party of Freedom

Mar 28, 2011

And so, despite his doubts and dithering, President Obama is taking us to war in another Muslim country. Good for him.

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Arab Fear or Arab Freedom?

11:37 AM, Mar 21, 2011

Where the political shockwave inspired by Tunisia's democratic rebellion will lead we don't yet know. We do know what set Tunisia's revolt in motion: the end of Arab fear. When an oppressed people snap fear's psychological bonds, they shatter the tyrant's most potent weapon.

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