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 Schedule || Thursday, February 9, 2012

11:15 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 2:45 pm || Meets with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti 7:10 pm || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser; private residence, Washington Live stream of Carney briefing at TBD All times Eastern

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Cantor Ruins Carney’s Breakfast

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) apparently ruined the breakfast of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney this morning when Carney came upon news of the Cantor-authored House Republican version of the popular STOCK Act banning insider trading by members of Congress. Cantor, it was widely reported this morning, changed the Senate bill by removing provisions requiring “political intelligence consultants” to disclose activities. The Senate

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Mitt’s Problem, Pt. 2: It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid

I want to point your attention to a superb piece in the Wall Street Journal today by Robert Reilly, who served as an aide to Ronald Reagan, titled, “Romney’s Businessman Pitch Won’t Work.” It’s behind the paywall, but I’m going to quote extensively from it. Please note the donation button over on the right side to help me hire a team of lawyers in case

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Mitt’s Problem, Part 1: It’s the Economy, Stupid

As Rick Santorum pointed out in three states last night, Mitt Romney has a problem. The rationale for his candidacy is beginning to look a little weathered. Mitt can beat Obama, says Mitt, in essence, because he can give the economy the Bain Capital Treatment. He’ll have his little Mittniks pour through the books to find waste and fraud, revamp bloated entitlement programs, find the

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