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Remembering American Exceptionalism on Independence Day

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It was 239 years ago this week that 56 men pledged “their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” for the freedom of a new nation, signing a document that might have been their death sentence, the Declaration of Independence.

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Five Myths About the Founding Fathers

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From Athens and Rome to the present day, all great societies have founding myths — stories they tell themselves about who they are and where they came from. Perhaps because the United States is younger than most nations (239 years old on Saturday), our founding is among the best-documented.

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Charity of the Month: Thomas Jefferson Foundation

July Charity of the Month: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation

The Gingrich Foundation is pleased to recognize the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as its July Charity of the Month.

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A Government Snoop That Puts the NSA To Shame

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Since Edward Snowden leaked details of the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance program two years ago, the controversy over privacy and domestic spying has crossed party lines, embarrassed senior officials and launched presidential campaigns.

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