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


Two Thirds Think Rich People Benefit America

Uh oh. Is someone’s class warfare strategy a miscalculation? A new Gallup poll finds that 63 percent of Americans think the existence of rich people benefits the country From Gallup: Despite the recent political emphasis on wealth inequality and the call for higher taxes on the rich, more than six in 10 Americans think the United States benefits from having a class of rich people, unchanged

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Obama Campaign Uses Mother’s Day to Raise Cash

The Obama campaign, which seemingly will try any fundraising scheme that occurs to it, is using Mother’s Day to get people to part with their money. In an campaign email with the subject line “My best friend,” President Obama suggests to recipients that they “sign my card to her today.” Here’s a portion of the note, which is signed by “Barack.” If you’re lucky enough

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Poll: Romney Leads Obama 50-43 percent

The presidential tracking poll released by pollster Scott Rasmussen this morning puts Mitt Romney seven points ahead of President Obama, a possible sign that some Obama supporters are turned off by Obama’s announcement this week that he supports gay marriage. The poll is based on a three day rolling average, which suggests it includes a portion of people surveyed since Obama’s position became known midday Wednesday.

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Obama Spends Four Hours Partying with Hollywood

President Obama has promised “not to rest” until everyone has a job, and while he didn’t rest last night, he certainly took a break, spending four hours hobnobbing with wealthy Hollywood donors who had contributed $40,000 a piece to party with him. The fundraiser, at the home of actor George Clooney, raised $15 million. The sum includes the take from a raffle in which for

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Quote of the Day || May 11, 2012

“Barack said I’m too valuable to lose and so I will have to remain at Cheney’s secret, undisclosed location for the rest of the campaign.” – Joe Biden A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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