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


Obama Golfs for the 52nd Time as President

President Obama, as predicted by yours truly, went golfing this afternoon. It’s the 52nd time he has hit the links since becoming president, according to White House chronicler and famed Twitterer Mark Knoller of CBS. Obama has now been golfing once for every state in the union, plus the District of Columbia and Guam. Obama has now been in office 92 weeks. So he goes

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Obama on Dad Duty

Obama heads to Malia’s soccer game. From the pool report. Under gorgeous skies with big puffy clouds, the travel pool motorcade left the White House at 9:20 a.m. After an uneventful trip and stopping at most lights, we turned onto Rock Creek Parkway. We exited Mass Ave and passed by VP Biden’s house (thought VPOTUS is in Delaware.) We stopped at 9:32 a.m. on a

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POLITICO Details Donilon’s Fannie Mae Years

POLITICO has a good rundown on newly installed National Security Adviser Tom Donilon’s career, with a detailed examination of his time as a lobbyist for Fannie Mae. From the story: One part of Donilon’s résumé that went unmentioned in the Rose Garden Friday — the six years he spent as a top executive of Fannie Mae at the height of the housing boom — made him a

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