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 || Thursday, September 22, 2011

10:00 am || Receives presidential daily briefing 10:30 am || Meets with senior advisers 12:30 pm || Departs White House 2:05 pm || Arrives Cincinnati 2:30 pm || Delivers remarks on American Jobs Act 3:05 pm || Departs Cincinnati 5:25 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern

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Palin Only Five Points Behind Obama

Sarah Palin, whose detractors say she should stay out of the primaries because she can’t possibly beat President Obama, trails the president by only five points in a new McClatchy News/Marist poll. From McClatchy News: After trailing Obama by more than 20 percentage points in polls all year, the new national survey, taken Sept. 13-14, found Palin trailing the president by just 5 points, 49-44

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Obama to World: Leave Me Alone

Either President Obama is mostly done dealing with the rest of the world, or he needs better speechwriters. Obama droned through a desultory message of a saccharine enthusiasm for the changes in the world over the past year, applauding what he sees as a new thirst for freedom and dignity in the Arab world while cautioning blandly that “peace is hard.” It’s as if Obama

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