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“Credit where credit is due: The U.S. military got bin Laden.”

Motto on a new T-shirt from the National Republican Trust PAC, described by creators as an “antidote” for the opposing T-shirt, “It took Obama to get Osama,” now sold by a private vendor near the White House.


Amid all the noise and confusion, the Hudson Institute, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and National Affairs will assemble 10 thoughtful conservatives to get to the heart of things.

They’ll discuss “True Americanism: What It Is and Why It Matters,” deemed a viable topic as diversity at home and globalization increase. The group includes Daniel Henninger, the Wall Street Journal’s deputy editorial page editor; columnist Charles Krauthammer, Harvard University professor Harvey Mansfield and Fox News contributor Juan Williams.

“These distinguished thinkers will provide substance and context to a subject that may have lost its meaning over the years,” said Michael W. Grebe, president and CEO of the Bradley Foundation.

The discussion takes place in Washington on Wednesday; watch it online here: The panel takes its inspiration from a new anthology, “What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song,” edited by fellow panelists Amy and Leon Kass and Diana Schaub.


• 86 percent of Americans approve President Obama’s decision to authorize the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

• 79 percent are following news reports about the death of the terrorist leader.

• 75 percent say there was no need for Navy SEALs to “try harder” to capture rather than kill bin Laden so he could be brought to trial.

• 14 percent say the special forces should have tried harder to capture him, 11 percent are not sure.

• 65 percent give Mr. Obama “good or excellent” marks for his handling of the hunt for bin Laden.

• 86 percent of Democrats, 56 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of unaffiliated adults agree.

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