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 is Back on the Links

After a morning workout, President Obama is back on the golf course with his standard Hawaii crew – his friends Mike Ramos, Greg Orme and Bobby Titcomb. This is the 34th time the president has been golfing this year – padding a record for annual golfing as president he set earlier in the week – as well as the 92nd outing of his presidency and the

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Video: Gingrich Cries in Iowa Talking About his Mother

Newt Gingrich today teared up talking about his mother during an appearance in Des Moines. Have a look-see: Gosh, that interviewer sure did smell some blood in the water and grab for as much flesh as he could, didn’t he? A lot of guile beneath that comfy sweater and all the apologies. I mean really, “What would you tell her today?” He was just lying

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On a $4M Vacation, Michelle Seeks $3 From Backers

Speaking from her paradisical $4 million Hawaii vacation, Mrs. Obama wants to know: Do any of President Obama’s supporters have $3 to spare for his reelection? This is approximately like coming upon Warren Buffett on a street corner with a McDonald’s cup asking if he can have 15 cents. Michelle’s request was part of an email sent to the Obama 2012 list today. Over the next

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Obama’s Missing Ingredient

The New York Times has a piece today about Obama’s well know abhorrence of Washington’s schmoozing rituals. This is one of the things I like about Obama: He actually has real friends, he stands by them when they mess up, and he can’t stand Washington backslapping. Unfortunately, backslapping is part of the job he took in January, 2009, and his abhorrence of the practice has

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