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


Is Friday the Day? Who Would You Choose?

UPDATE: The voting is closed. Results are being tabulated. There is speculation that Gov. Mitt Romney will announce his vice presidential pick as early as tomorrow. That’s because he heads out on a four day bus tour that begins Saturday in Virginia and then stops Sunday in North Carolina, Monday in Florida and Tuesday in Ohio, according to Fox News. Sounds like he will jet

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Reggie Love Joins the U.S. Olympic Delegation

Updated 2:50 pm ET President Obama snagged former personal aide Reggie Love a coveted ticket to the Olympics closing ceremonies, appointing him to be a member of the “presidential delegation” attending the event. Love will join UN Representative Susan Rice, the ambassador to Great Britain, Michelle Kwan, and a couple of others as the official representatives of the United States. I assume Love will go

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Trailing in the Polls, Obama Scurries to Save Colorado

President Obama is allotting a full two days this week to campaigning in Colorado, and a new Qunnipiac/CBS/New York Times poll provides a simple explanation: The president now trails in a state he won handily over John McCain in 2008. The poll of 1,463 likely voters gives Gov. Mitt Romney a a five point lead over Obama, 50-45 percent. This represents a dramatic swing from

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