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 || Friday, February 24, 2012

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:30 am || Meets with senior advisers 11:15 am || Attends the Democratic Governors’ Association meeting; Eisenhower Executive Office Building 3:00 pm || Holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark All times Eastern Live stream of briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest at 11:30 am

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Carney Sends Afghans Our “Severe Apologies”

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today offered “severe apologies” to Afghans for the burning of Korans by U.S. soldiers, suggesting kowtowing by the U.S. government to Afghanistan over the incident was necessary to avoid attacks on U.S. troops. “One of the reasons that it’s appropriate to express our severe apologies for this incident is the kind of reaction that it could cause that risks

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Santorum’s Satanic Verses

Most of those who objected to Rick Santorum’s 2008 remarks at Ave Maria University depicting Satan’s influence in the United States missed the real problem with what the former senator said. That Santorum spoke of Satan is certainly jarring for the non-religious and even those who expect mainly to hear these things in church, not from politicians. But it should not be particularly surprising that a religious Christian

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In 2008, Obama Seemed OK With High Gas Prices

President Obama suggested in 2008 that he didn’t mind having higher prices at the pump, as long as the sticker shock to consumers wasn’t too sudden. The White House is currently insisting Obama is doing what he can to keep the lid on gasoline prices, while blaming uncontrollable market forces for the increases. But in a June 10, 2008 interview on CNBC with John Harwood,

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