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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Caroline Kennedy Raising Money for Obama

The Kennedys are coming to the aid of the man they helped put in office. In an email message titled “My uncle Teddy – sent by the Obama campaign to Obama supporters – Caroline Kennedy seeks to raise money for the president’s reelection. The message masquerades as a feel-good note, but in the end, she’s asking for cash. In the email, recipients are asked to

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Biden on Obama’s Best Moment: Killing Bin Laden

This is some interesting video of Vice President Biden Friday discussing the decision to take out Osama Bin Laden. He talks about how all of Obama’s advisers basically hedged except Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, then the CIA director, who said to go ahead. The account has credibility because Biden admits that the only other definitive answer came from him – but he gave what turned

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France Discovers People Get Killed in War

You have to hand it to the French. They’re consistent. Four of their soldiers were killed a week ago in Afghanistan. And now they are withdrawing their troops from the country a year early, and we apparently are OK with it. The State Department congratulated the French on not being “precipitous” about it, claiming this is all part of a “managed effort” to get out

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