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 Campaign Amasses Hecklers for Romney Visit to Black Area

Mitt Romney tried to reach out to African Americans in West Philadelphia, but the Obama campaign helped see to it that he got an angry reception, according to the Washington Post. Outside, meanwhile, some brick row houses across from the school were boarded up. Police had cordoned off a full city block to protect Romney and his entourage. Residents, some of them organized by Obama’s

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Obama Claims More Time in ‘Real World’ Than Romney

No, this is not one of my satirical pieces. President Obama at a Denver fundraiser last night suggested he’s been spending his life in “the real world” while Romney has not. Here’s a look at what he said: There was a woman in Iowa who shared her story of financial struggles, and he gave her an answer right out of an economic textbook. He said,

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Obama Campaign Auctions Off Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton just sent Obama supporters an email saying that he has joined President Obama as first prize in the latest campaign fundraising raffle. Here’s a portion of the note: Pitch in what you can today to strengthen the campaign — and you’ll be automatically entered to join me and President Obama in New York City, with the campaign covering airfare and accommodations. If our

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Obama Misses His Entrance

President Obama failed to appear on cue last night at the Fox Theater in Redwood City, California, a weird lapse for a president who may have been exhausted at the end of a marathon day of speechifying and campaigning. Pool reporter Peter Baker of the New York Times offers a descriptive take on the scene at the late night fundraiser: Your pool was brought into

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