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


Last Post Until Thursday Night

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, I will not be posting again until Thursday evening. If you are celebrating, have a nice holiday. To everyone else, have a great day. Keith

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Obama Comes to Praise Ronald Reagan

Racing desperately to the center to rescue his sagging poll numbers, President Obama today careened completely out of control and landed in bed with . . . Ronald Reagan and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Obama, who lately can’t stop talking about the middle class, small business, capital investment tax breaks, and so on, went beyond the typical Democratic embrace of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt and grabbed

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Writing on the Wall for Rahm to Leave

And the writing was written by Gibbs, who gaggled on the way to Obama’s speech in Cleveland this afternoon. Asked about the possibility Emanuel will leave the White House to run for mayor of Chicago, Gibbs said, “Something like that doesn’t come around a lot,” and Chicago is “a city you can fall in love with very quickly.” So what do you think that means?

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White House Wimps Out on the Koran Bonfire

Here is what White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had to say yesterday about the threat by some lunatic pastor in Florida to mark Sept. 11 by burning the Koran. Well, look, I think the best place to look for the views of this administration would be to look at the — look at what General Petraeus said over the weekend.  We know that that

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Orszag Puts the Lie to Health Reform Spin

If you listened to White House propaganda ministers before the health care bill was passed, you could almost be forgiven for mistakenly believing that the legislation wouldn’t cost anything. “It’s all paid for,” the White House repeatedly insisted whenever confronted with the nearly trillion dollar ten-year cost of the overhaul, noting that cuts in other areas of the budget and tax increases kept the legislation

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Obama Morning News || September 8, 2010

Obama Against Compromise on Bush Tax Cuts . . . New York Times Obama Transportation Plan May Wait . . . Washington Post Biz Groups: Tax Writeoff Not Enough . . . Los Angeles Times Daley Decision Could Shake Up White House . . . Los Angeles Times Podesta: Expect Changes at the White House . . . POLITICO Boehner and Obama: No Relationship .

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