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


Cats are Republicans and Dogs are Democrats

Totally forgot today to plug my own article, which is running in POLITICO, titled “Cats are Republicans, Dogs are Dems.” I know this is going to be shocking for some people, even too much to bear. But please, don’t shoot the messenger. I have cats and dogs. One of them who read the article bit me. I won’t say which.

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Obamas Share Sacrifice at Pricey Vineyard Restaurant

President and Mrs. Obama are sharing in the sacrifice tonight at the Beach Plum Restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard, which features an array of overpriced selections for the first couple to choose from that could easily bring the bill within range of $200. They might, for example, choose to start the meal with a $15 chunk of pizza cheese – I’m sorry, “Fresh Mozzarella” with “Fresh

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Obama Immediately Goes Golfing

Now we’re talking. Less than 24 hours after landing on the shores of Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama is on one of its golf courses. Obama is out with his friend Eric Whitaker, White House trip director Miarvin Nicholson – one of his regular partners – and Michael Brush, who is in charge of advance work on trips. It’s Obama’s 19th time on the links this

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Obama Goes Book Shopping

President Obama and his daughters went over to “Bunch of Grapes” bookstore in Martha’s Vineyard, same place they went last year. As he emerged, some people began to shout “four more years,” not surprising on Martha’s Vineyard but not something I remember hearing about on his bus trip earlier this week through the Midwest. The White House is also careful to note that Obama got

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Michelle’s Separate Travel Costs Taxpayers Thousands

Michelle Obama and President Obama traveled to Martha’s Vineyard just hours apart, costing taxpayers thousands in additional expenses so she could have just a bit of extra vacation time. Mrs. Obama and her daughters arrived just before 2 pm Thursday on a U.S. government jet, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times, which got its information from the local airport. The first lady’s office has been

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The Obama Morning News || August 19, 2011

President Obama has headlined 127 fundraising events, compared to 88 by George W. Bush and 76 by Bill Clinton at this point in their terms. Obama and others are gambling that voters will see GOP’s stance on not raising taxes as recalcitrant and out-of-touch.  Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew wants agencies to make 5 to 10 percent reductions for 2013. Obama said he doesn’t

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