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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NY Times: Romney has Slight Edge in Poll

A new poll by the New York Times gives Mitt Romney a slight edge over President Obama, as Americans’ disapproval of Obama’s handling of the economy grows: With job growth tailing off since spring and the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, wondering aloud whether the labor market is “stuck in the mud,” the poll showed a significant shift in opinion about Mr. Obama’s handling

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Thank You, Road

I’ve decided not to work today. It’s a bit of a perilous decision, because this is a job where if you don’t work, you really can’t survive very long. Readers have lots of other options. It’s basically a job where I eat what I kill, every day. But I feel comfortable not working today because I know I have help: The road outside my window.

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Canines Beware! Obama May Run for Dog Catcher

President Obama Tuesday threatened to run for dog catcher, a prospect that should send the nation’s canines running for cover. Here’s what the president said at a fundraiser in Austin, according to the White House transcript. THE PRESIDENT:  Now, Texas, let me tell you, this is my last campaign. AUDIENCE:  Awww — THE PRESIDENT:  No, it’s true.  Unless I move down here to Austin —

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Obama a No-Show on the Drought

A drought that has spread its misery over more than half the nation, decimating crops and driving up food prices, has failed to attract the public presence of President Obama, who has not visited a drought-stricken area to show his support even as he has traveled widely for his own political benefit. Though the plague of drought has been spreading for months, Obama’s public involvement has

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