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 Schedule || Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

9:15 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 9:50 am || Departs White House 11:05 am || Arrives Raleigh-Durham 11:40 am || Tours WestStar Precision Facility; Apex, North Carolina 12:55 pm || Delivers remarks on the American Jobs Act 2:20 pm || Departs Raleigh-Durham 3:40 pm || Arrives White House 3:45 pm || Meets with the vice president 8:20 pm || Attends the Congressional Hispanic

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White House Mixes Up Its Jobs Bill Message

Whoops. Someone in the White House decided to be honest, but of course that wasn’t very good politics. Now you realize, of course, President Obama’s American Jobs Act is not going to be passed by Congress, because it’s paid for with $467 billion in tax increases and includes provisions the GOP-controlled House won’t move. Recognizing this reality too, somebody sent White House Press Secretary Jay

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Mr. President, The War on Poverty is Lost

Well, so much for the War on Poverty. Question: What was the poverty rate in 1966, just as all the Great Society programs began to crank up? Answer: About 15 percent. Q. What was the poverty rate in 2010? A. About 15 percent. That’s right, after 45 years of Big Government, we’re right where we were, according to the latest data on poverty, released by

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Obama to Republicans: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

I wrote a piece for POLITICO today that I hope you will enjoy. It details Obama’s cynical move to politicize his own jobs bill while demanding that Republicans put politics aside. The hypocrisy is so striking that it starts to beg the question of whether the president can be trusted at all by Republicans. Here are a couple of paragraphs to give you the idea.

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