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 Banana Republic

Are we living in a Banana Republic? A place where laws are passed for fun and broken for sport? That’s what Wall Street Journal Latin American affairs columnist Mary Anastasia O’Grady, who covers Banana Republics for the newspaper, wants to know. In a column published today, O’Grady accuses Obama of UNMITIGATED CYNICISM AND ABUSE OF POWER in his handling of the Keystone XL pipeline, suggesting

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Carney Suggests SOTU Will Tack to the Hard Left

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, President Obama will pivot off themes expressed in remarks last month in Osomatomie, Kansas, a nakedly liberal manifesto that described a broken American society that has left working and poor people behind and that requires government intervention and moral leadership to fix it. The remarks were widely viewed as a shot across the bow in which

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Obama Ignores Iranian Threats

President Obama showed a little backbone with Iran, sending an aircraft carrier through the Strait of Hormuz in defiance of Iranian threats to attack American ships. From Fox News: The USS Abraham Lincoln on Sunday passed through the Strait of Hormuz — the first time a US aircraft carrier has been through the strategic waterway since Iran threatened to close it earlier this month. The

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Obama: The State of the Union is . . . Bush’s Fault?

Writing in the Washington Times, Joe Curl has penned an excellent survey the various measures of decline that have occurred under Obama, reaching beyond the usual items like unemployment and GDP. Regular gasoline per gallon cost $1.68 in January 2009. Today, it’s $3.39 — that’s a 102 percent increase in just three years. (By the way, if you’re keeping score at home, gas was $1.40 a

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Quote of the Day || January 23, 2012

“I laughed when I saw Newt wanted an open marriage. Poor guy never learned the golden rule: Ask forgiveness, not permission.” – Bill Clinton A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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