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 Signs Unemployment Benefits Extension

He signed it. Signing was difficult, though, since you can see as he was writing he couldn’t resist raising his middle finger toward the GOP. Here’s his statement as released  by the White House: Statement by President Barack Obama on Signing the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010 Today, I signed the unemployment insurance extension to restore desperately needed assistance to two and a half

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Surely Shirley Sherrod Isn’t Returning to the Ag Department

Former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, fired because of a edited video that incorrectly made her out to be a racist, is thinking about whether to take Ag Secretary Vilsack and President Obama himself up on their offer to return to the agency with an even better job than the one she had. But Shirley ain’t stupid. She knows full well her 15 minutes of

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Obama Calls Shirley Sherrod

From the White House: READOUT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S CALL WITH SHIRLEY SHERROD The President reached Ms. Sherrod by telephone at about 12:35. They spoke for seven minutes. The President expressed to Ms. Sherrod his regret about the events of the last several days. He emphasized that Secretary Vilsack was sincere in his apology yesterday, and in his work to rid USDA of discrimination. The President

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Obama’s Shame and the Firing of Shirley Sherrod

Who is to blame for the fiasco in which a good woman was defamed and fired because of an maliciously edited video showing what appeared to be racist comments, but which was actually a story of racial redemption? First of all, Andrew Breitbart, who presented the video, and the non-journalists who failed to question whether it was the whole story, including Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and

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Obama Morning News || July 22, 2010

Obama Faces Doubts on Afghan War . . . New York Times Sherrod Considers New Job Offer . . . Washington Post White House Steers Clear of Sherrod Fiasco . . . POLITICO Race Dialogue Tumbles Under Obama . . . POLITICO Obama’s Words Sting CEOs . . . POLITICO White House, Dems Reach ‘Detente’ . . . POLITICO Obama Overreacts to the Media .

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