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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Obamas Enjoy The Sweet Life

Ah, The Sweet Life. That’s the name of the restaurant in Oak Bluffs on the Vineyard where Barack and Michelle are dining right now with Chicago friends Eric and Cheryl Whitaker and Valerie Jarrett. Here’s the menu. Prices for entrees start at $32. The ribs and steak top it off at $42, but if your not squeamish about animal rights, you add in some foie

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My Latest POLITICO Article

In this piece, I take on Maureen Dowd and her assertion Sunday that Americans are an obtuse herd of cattle with respect to Obama, Islam and the Ground Zero mosque. You can take a look here.

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Get the Girls Out of the Picture

President Obama is beginning to open himself up the the charge that he is using his children for political gain, and he should foreclose the possibility as soon as possible. I myself wouldn’t level the charge yet. But if we keep seeing the girls in pictures and having them otherwise invoked, they risk becoming grist for the awful political meat grinder that is the modern

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Laura and Michelle, Together at Last

The current First Lady and her immediate predecessor will be at Shankesville together on Sept. 11. I guess Mrs. Bush isn’t too sore that Mrs. Obama’s husband is blaming hers for everything but the Hindenburg disaster. From the White House The National Park Foundation, official charity of America’s national parks, announced today that First Lady Michelle Obama will join Mrs. Laura W. Bush as an

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