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 Schedule || Saturday, October 16, 2010

12:20 pm || Departs White House 2:05 pm || Arrives Boston 3:15 pm || Remarks at rally for Gov. Deval Patrick; Boston 5:15 pm || Delivers remarks at Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee; West Newton, Mass. 6:15 pm || Departs Boston 8:55 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern

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Obama Schedule || Week of October 17, 2010

White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton, aboard Air Force One, gave a rundown of Obama’s week ahead. On Monday, the President will host the White House Science Fair, celebrating the winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math — that’s STEM — competitions.  In the evening the President will attend an event for the DSCC in Rockville, Maryland. On Tuesday, the

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Democrat Governors’ 2010 Travails are Obama’s 2012 Nightmare

President Barack Obama has been working feverishly to support embattled Democratic Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in his bid for reelection, and it’s not because Obama necessarily necessary loves Ted Strickland. Strickland, after all, supported Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Democratic primary and campaigned for her too. The reason Obama wants so badly for Strickland to win is that, like all good politicians, he loves himself

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Obama’s Inconsistent Messages

One of the oddest things about the current White House message machine is how inconsistent it is. Lines of attack and strategies for promoting the president are begun, only to be suddenly abandoned and dropped on the scrap heap. Remember Boehner the Boogeyman? Just a couple of weeks ago, Obama was framing Boehner as the world’s greatest jackass since Herbert Hoover. The press took the

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Obamanimal House

Check out this cartoon by Mike Lester of the Rome News-Tribune. He is of course referring to Obama’s admission in an interview with Peter Baker for an extensive and worthwhile article in the New York Times that he belatedly realized there’s no such thing as shovel-ready.

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