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 Hands Republicans a Weapon

The Financial Reform Bill, which promises to be a political gift that keeps on giving to Republicans, has dropped its first neatly wrapped present at the doorstep of whichever GOP candidate wants to open it – a new income limitation on struggling banks that has forced them to begin charging customers for using their debit cards. As anyone with a three-year-old knows – except President

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Warren and Barack’s Gift to America

One of the more sickening aspects of the ongoing budget debate has been the griping of millionaires and billionaires that they’re not paying enough taxes. As if they can’t fork over more because Treasury won’t take their check. One in particular, Warren Buffett, says he pays taxes at a lower rate than his secretary. This has become a cherished anecdote for President Obama, which the

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