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


Basketball Day for Obama

President Obama is making basketball the center of his day today, playing hoops in the morning and then heading out to a college game that will feature Oregon State, the team coached by brother-in-law Craig Robinson. Obama this morning is playing hoops at Fort McNair with Reggie Love, the personal aide who is leaving by the end of the year. Love also played golf with