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 on Cloud Nine After Qaddafi Killing

President Obama is pretty pleased following the death of Muammar Qaddafi. It brought back a memory of how excited he was after doing away with Osama Bin Laden in May. Some of you may have forgotten just how psyched he was, so by way of a reminder, here’s some video from the tail end of his East Room remarks announcing the killing.

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Is the White House Making Nice with Ed Henry?

Poor Ed Henry. I’ve worked with him for years at the White House, and I have no idea what his political sympathies are. And yet, since he departed CNN to take up residence at at Fox News earlier this year, he’s been treated by the White House  like he was president of the John Birch Society. In the midst of a heated briefing room discussion

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Obama Speaks on Iraq: All Troops Out by End of Year

Updated 1:32 pm ET President Obama today made an unscheduled appearance at the White House to announce that the United States is withdrawing all of its troops from Iraq by the end of the year. “After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” Obama said. U.S military leaders had pressed for a robust continued presence of several thousand troops to continue to

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The United States Still Must Lead from the Front

I don’t understand this new military doctrine: Leading with your Behind. It’s extraordinarily – sorry, can’t resist – half assed. Obama’s light touch in Libya prolonged the war and resulted in tens of thousands of deaths that likely would not have occurred had more decisive action been taken. The unnecessarily long duration of the fighting likely gave Islamists time, before order could be established, to

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