In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Obama, Berwick, and the Dilution of Democracy

The most frightening thought that can flicker in the minds of the powerful is the notion that what they are doing for their country is so important, so necessary for the general welfare, that the normal checks on power must be circumvented for what they perceive as the good of the whole. It is a notion that has been used by tyrannical ideologues to justify

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Obama is Full of Energy

Obama is clearly setting the stage for trying to pass an energy bill before the Senate departs mid-summer, suddenly devoting a series of events to the wonders of alternative fuels. The House has already passed a measure, and the Senate is primed to act as well. POLTICO’s Mike Allen has written that the White House strategy is to get the bill passed in the Senate

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Top Nine Things Obama Wanted to Say to Bibi

During their recent meeting at the White House, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu tried to make it seem like they were real chummy and all. But White House Dossier, employing an expensive team of mind readers, has been able to discern from videos and photos of the session what Obama really wanted to say to Netanyahu. Here are the top nine things they

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Obama Morning News || July 9, 2010

White House Swaps Spies With Russia . . . Reuters Obama Presses BP to Recover More Oil . . . New York Times Court Rebuffs Obama on Drilling Ban . . . POLITICO Drilling Delay Boosts Oil Imports . . . Washington Times Obama Tries Reassurance on the Economy . . . New York Times Why Independents Left Obama . . . Washington Post Obama

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