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


Tom Donilon’s Libyan Fantasy World

How sad. Qaddafi now begins to win his war against his people. He will eradicate thousands. And we, who could have helped in a limited but potentially decisive way by denying Qadaffi air power, are still deciding what to do. White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon today gave a performance on a conference call with reporters that would have received the unmitigated admiration of

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Profane Comedian Silverman Says Obama’s a Fan

Sarah Silverman, the frequently profane comedian who has insulted a variety of targets, including the Catholic Church, said President Obama told her he loves her humor. During an appearance today on the Howard Stern Show, Silverman said Obama offered her the compliments during a brief encounter in a hallway. From POLITICO’s Click, which wrote up her Stern appearance. Silverman didn’t disclose when the meeting took

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Obamacare Item Breaks Tax Promise AND Raises Costs

President Obama’s promise not to raise taxes on the middle class has already been violated in the health care bill. That’s because, as you may have noticed, a provision of the bill, already in force, says you can’t count over the counter drug purchases toward your tax deductible health care flexible savings accounts anymore. As far as I understand it, when you pay more taxes,

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Obama Poll || Government Should Fight Childhood Obesity

A new poll out by the Pew Research Center suggests public backing for Michelle Obama’s crusade to reduce the circumference of kids’ wastelines. According to the survey, 57 percent of Americans back a “significant” government role in the matter, while 39 percent oppose. The inclusion of “significant” in the question seems to suggest support beyond a moral leadership role for Mrs. Obama and in favor

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White House Conference on Bullying Schedule

Here’s a link to the schedule of events for and info about the White House Conference on Bullying. I’ll run a live stream of the president and the first lady’s remarks at 10:35. UPDATE: Ran the live stream. Obama seemed totally hung over from the party he hosted last night to watch the Chicago Bulls game, slurring and mispronouncing words and generally looking sleepy. I

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Michelle Obama Sports a $1,000 Handbag

Well heavens! Mrs. Obama was gaining a lot of traction as the fashion icon for the everywoman when all of a sudden she  stepped out of the Michellemobile – reportedly Monday – grasping a $1,000 tote bag. Take a look-see! Yeah baaaaby! It’s a Reed Krakoff two-tone ribboned large tote, and you can get it at Mr. Krakoff’s website for $990, plus shipping I guess.

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