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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Senate Democrats Accuse GOP of Racism

Senate Democrats are accusing Republicans of racism, saying a proposed plan by an outside Super Pac to tie President Obama to Rev. Jeremiah Wright amounted to “race-baiting” and “coded racism” for which Republicans are responsible. The outside group’s proposed campaign, described Thursday in the New York Times, called for linking Obama to incendiary comments by Wright, a black preacher who was Obama’s Chicago church leader

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Obama’s Movie Star Mistake

This is going to backfire. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker has sent an email via the Obama campaign inviting Obama supporters to contribute “any amount” at all to be entered into a raffle for dinner with her and the Obamas June 14 at her home in New York. “It should be fabulous,” she writes. Obama, it seems to me, is in danger of being too fabulous.

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Arizona Secretary of State Threatens to Remove Obama from Ballot

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is threatening to keep President Obama’s name off the state’s ballot in November unless he receives confirmation from Hawaii that it has a valid birth certificate on file for him. Bennett, who spoke to Arizona radio host Mike Broomhead Thursday, said he requested the confirmation eight weeks ago and has not gotten it. Hawaii, he said, does not have

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