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


Mrs. Obama’s Separate Hawaii Travel Likely Costs at Least $63,000

The decision by First Lady Michelle Obama to leave on schedule for her two-week Hawaii vacation and not wait a few days for her delayed husband will probably cost taxpayers more than $63,000 – and possibly well in excess of $100,000 – in additional expenses, according to a White House Dossier analysis. President Obama was supposed to depart for Hawaii Saturday, but decided to stay

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Census Costs Obama Six Electoral Votes

The shift of the population from the North and Northeast to the South and the West recorded in the 2010 census means Obama would have won six fewer electoral votes in the 2008 election, suggesting a slightly tougher road ahead toward reelection. States like New York, Massachusetts and Illinois, reliable Obama strongholds, will have fewer electoral votes in 2012. The gain in Texas is the

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