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 Thinks He is the Commander and Chief

During his videotaped Thanksgiving address, President Obama proclaimed himself “commander and chief.” Take a look. Start at 2:36 on the tape if you want to skip forward to it. And chief of what? Chief of Protocol? This you might be hearing it wrong? From the official White House transcript: “So today, I’m thankful to serve as your President and Commander-and-Chief.” Just two weeks ago on

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Obama’s Thanksgiving Tune

I thought I’d share with you a portion of President Obama’s Thanksgiving Day address, in which he offered a message of unity and hope as our nation counts its blessing. With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, it’s easy to wonder if such unity is really possible. But think about what’s happening at this very moment: Americans from all walks of life are

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Obama Plays Golf for the 30th Time This Year

It is an unseasonably warm 65 degrees in the Washington area, and President Obama has bolted out of the White House to go golfing. It’s his 30th time golfing this year and the 88th golf outing of his presidency. He’s at the Andrews Air Force base course with one of his usual crew, White House trip director Martin Nicholson, as well as Marvin’s brother Walter

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The Obama Family Thanksgiving Day Menu

Okay, I resisted the temptation to do one of those posts about how Michelle talks health eating and practices otherwise. I mean, it is Thanksgiving. Here’s what they had. Turkey, ham, cornbread stuffing, oyster stuffing, greens, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and dinner rolls. Dessert selections include banana cream pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, sweet potato pie, huckleberry pie and

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