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

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Obama Goes Golfing with Bill Clinton

President Obama this afternoon went golfing with Bill Clinton and White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, a rare case of Obama engaging in his favorite form of relaxation with serious, high-level partners. The president generally golfs with young staffers in what amounts to a boys afternoon on the links. But today’s outing likely involves work, as the politically hobbled president plays with the Democrats’

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Less Than Half Think Obama Better Than Bush

Only 43 percent of voters think President Obama has been a better president than George W. Bush, according to a new Gallup poll. The result is striking, given Bush’s dismal ratings at the end of his presidency. And it calls into question whether Obama’s unwavering strategy of attempting to blame Bush for everything that’s wrong with the world is working. The poll finds that 34

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