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St. Paul, Minnesota
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Burlingame was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and moved frequently as a daughter of an active duty member of the United States Air Force. She spent parts of her childhood in California and England. Burlingame was the inspiration for blogger Robert Shurbet to start Take Back The Memorial a non-profit group that opposed the International Freedom Center (IFC) being located at the World Trade Center site. She is an attorney, a housewife, and a former airline flight attendant. Burlingame is also a World Trade Center Memorial Foundation board member. Based upon the efforts of Burlingame and others, Governor George Pataki barred the IFC from being located at the World Trade Center site. As a result the IFC is now abandoned by its sponsors.
The Wall Street Journal has published numerous opinion columns written by Burlingame. A common theme in her writings is the need to remain vigilant against terrorism.
Surviving relatives of the 9-11 victims were invited to submit their names for a lottery to see who would be invited to attend the hearings and trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the four other most senior captives. Six families were to be drawn, at random. Burlingame's name was one of the six chosen.
- "Anger, frustration as 9/11 victims' families watch terror defendants try to undermine hearing". The Republic. 2012-05-06. Retrieved 2012-05-06. "Six victims' families chosen by lottery traveled to Guantanamo to see the arraignment in person."
- Keep America Safe
- "Burlingame After Meeting With Obama: He Turned His Back On Me" at Ground Zero. May 5, 2011
- Debra Burlingame and Thomas Joscelyn "Stalking the CIA" The Weekly Standard, March 29, 2010. Justice lawyers at daggers drawn with the intelligence community.
- Debra Burlingame and Thomas Joscelyn: "Gitmo's Indefensible Lawyers" Legal counsel went far beyond vigorous defense of their clients. Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2010.
- Wall Street Journal Commentary by Debra Burlingame: "Revenge of the ‘Shoe Bomber" July 29, 2009. The terrorist sues to resume his jihad from prison. The Obama administration caves in.
- Commentary by Debra Burlingame: "Obama and the 9/11 Families" May 8, 2009, page A13. How Obama duped the 9/11 and U.S.S. Cole Families.
- Commentary by Debra Burlingame: "From Gitmo to Miranda, With Love," July 30, 2008, page A15. How the American Left feted and freed a Guantanamo inmate who then killed in Iraq.
- Debra Burlingame's Wall Street Journal Op-ed, "The Clintons' Terror Pardons", February 12, 2008, page A17
- Debra Burlingame's Wall Street Journal Op-ed, "Gitmo's Guerrilla Lawyers", March 8, 2007, page A17
- Debra Burlingame's "On a Wing and a Prayer" Wall Street Journal Op-ed regarding the suspicious Imams vs. US Airways controversy, December 6, 2006
- "We Must Always Remember" New York Daily News, September 11, 2007 Debra Burlingame's Op-Ed on the 6th Anniversary of 9/11
- Debra Burlingame's "Our Right to Security" Wall Street Journal Op-ed regarding airline security, the FBI, and Al Qaeda, January 30, 2006
- Debra Burlingame's "The Great Ground Zero Heist" Wall Street Journal, Op-ed opposing the IFC, June 8, 2005
- Richard Tofel's Wall Street Journal Op-ed supporting the IFC, June 9, 2005
- "Westchester Housewife" Wall Street Journal Tunku Varadarajan's profile of Debra Burlingame and the struggle over the IFC, October 1, 2005
- New York Times profile of Debra Burlingame, August 12, 2005
- International Freedom Center website[dead link]
- Take Back The Memorial[dead link]
- Debra Burlingame's Wall Street Journal Op-ed "Divided We Fall" June 22, 2004, calling the 9/11 Commission hearings a "belt-way soap opera"