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


Thanks for Your Memorial Day Comments

If you haven’t had the chance, I hope you will take a read through the comments on the post, Would You Like Us to Know About Someone Today, which I put up on Memorial Day so that people could share stories about those they knew who served their country, and some who died for it. There are so many moving tributes, I think that you

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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, May 30, 2012

10:30 am || Attends an annual hurricane preparedness briefing; Situation Room 11:40 am || Signs the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank; South Court Auditorium 5:00 pm || Hosts a Jewish American Heritage Month reception All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 2:00 pm

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WH Downplays Chance of Military Steps in Syria

The White House today reeled in statements over the weekend by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey that suggested the United States might be moving closer to military intervention against Syria. “We do not believe that further military action” would be helpful, said White House press Secretary Jay Carney, arguing the “further carnage could result. Carney even evinced trepidation about others arming the

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How Obama Uses Bain to Slime Romney

President Obama and his operatives in the White House and on his campaign piously intone that because Mitt Romney has made his business experience part of his claim that he is presidential timber, it is incumbent upon them to “examine” his days at the private equity firm Bain Capital. This, they assert, is not a personal attack, but a fair look at the record. Under

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Gaffing Biden Heads Out on Vacation

Updated at 11:20 am Vice President Biden, who has been increasingly prone to gaffes and veering off message as of late, is taking the week off. Biden will be at home in Wilmington, Delaware. He is taking time away from work at least in part to prepare for his daughter’s wedding this Saturday in Delaware. And with Congress out of town, it makes sense for Biden to

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