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 Bus Tour: Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois

Minnesota and Iowa are key presidential battleground states. My guess is the stop in western Illinois is camouflage for the clearly political nature of this barnstorming tour – obviously the president isn’t going to lose Illinois. Taxpayers are generously taking care of the entire tab for him. But since Obama will be in western Illinois, he could well be shooting for local coverage in TV

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Showbiz Types Drop About $1.7 Million on Obama

President Obama hit up an assortment of stars for money tonight in New York City as showbiz folks, who are already planning to release some type of hagiographical film just before Election Day celebrating the killing of Bin Laden, pitched in to the reelection effort some more. A portion of the pool report from the second event runs below. Each ticket cost $35,800, which is

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President Obama and the Next Financial Crisis

The next financial crisis? Didn’t we just have one, you ask? As President Obama travels to Grand Rapids, Mich. today for all the wrong reasons, I wanted to recommend a documentary to you. It was recommended by one of our readers, who goes by Techie. At 47 minutes, it’s not short, but it will feel that way, because it is riveting. The documentary presents a

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Obama links Muslim-American Achievement to 9/11

President Obama used the annual Iftar dinner at the White House last night to link Muslim achievement in the United States to the 9/11 attacks as the tenth anniversary of the terrorist strike approaches. Obama’s choice to make his Iftar speech about Muslim contributions and patriotism in the shadow of 9/11 is to willfully pretend that there are no issues related to Muslim’s role in

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The Obama Morning News || August 11, 2011

President Obama’s allies are getting nervous about what they see as the lack of a coherent economic strategy. At the same time, a series of crises loom overseas for Obama. But the president is going on a nine day vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. Republican House and Senate leaders named six conservative diehards to the new deficit-cutting committee, but the appointees’ histories suggested they might be

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