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


Report: Mubarak is Clinically Dead

UPDATE: Well, now he’s back. Apparently Reuters jumped the gun. Seems he’s in critical condition. Maybe it depends on whatever “clinically dead” means. Maybe being “clinically dead” is a little healthier than being “dead.” I don’t know. This is a White House blog, not sure why I reported this to begin with. Now I gotta update continually and watch over Hosni’s health like an intensive

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Portman, Pawlenty May Top Romney VP List

UPDATE: Romney says Rubio is being fully vetted. Then again, they may not. I wouldn’t believe everything you’re reading about this now. Who at this point in 2008 was talking about Sarah Palin? But this is the gist of a Washington Post article following up on news broken by ABC that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), beloved by conservatives, didn’t make the short list. Some Post

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Composite Characters Composed Out of Whole Cloth

Writing in The Weekly Standard, Andrew Ferguson draws attention to a little problem with President Obama elucidated by David Mariness’s mostly loving biography, Barack Obama: The Story, which was released today: The president is a committed fabulist. Ferguson focuses on a section of the book in which Mariness describes some irregularities concerning Obama’s taking of literary license in his book, Dreams From My Father. As

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Romney May Not be Considering Rubio

UPDATE: Romney says Rubio is being fully vetted. Jonathan Karl of ABC News is reporting that “Republican sources” are telling him that Mitt Romney is not even vetting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), revealing that Rubio has not been asked to provide background information or told to complete financial disclosure forms. If this is true, then Rubio is out. It’s not conceivable that someone as organized and

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