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 to Empty Chicago of Money

Will there be any cash left in Chicago after Obama leaves Monday? The president Sunday will hold what is, as far as I can tell, an unprecedented five fundraisers in one city in one day. He’s in Chicago, passing the hat all over the place. From the press pool report: President Obama will attend fundraising events in Chicago on Sunday, August 12. First, he will

Read More »

Ryan Draws a Stark Contrast with Obamaism

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan laid laid out in clear terms today the choice voters face in the upcoming election, using conservative principles to strike a sharp contrast with the ideology that guides President Obama. “What kind of country do we want to have? What kind of people do we want to be?” Ryan asked. Exactly. In laying out the differences, Ryan struck at the heart of

Read More »

Obama: No Comment

President Obama this afternoon ignored reporters who were attempting to ask him about Mitt Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be the GOP vice presidential nominee, deciding to reserve comment for another occasion. Reporters shouted questions to Obama as he emerged from the White House and headed across the South Lawn to his chopper, which took him to Andrews Air Force Base for

Read More »

Are Two White Guys What the GOP Needs?

There’s little doubt that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will fire up conservatives and get them to the polls. And he’s an attractive candidate with strong principles who will provide a formidable challenge to President Obama and Vice President Biden. But there’s a potential downside with Ryan that Mitt Romney could have avoided by picking Hispanic Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, African American Florida Rep. Allen West,

Read More »

Obama Prepared to Attack Ryan

The Obama campaign today announced that it is primed to begin taking apart Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who was named by Mitt Romney today to be his vice presidential running mate. In an email to supporters, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina indicated the Obama campaign will immediately go negative in an attempt to define Paul Ryan before Ryan gets to define himself for the nation.

Read More »

The Roots of Paul Ryan

Here’s a video of Ryan from 1998 – after having just been elected to Congress – discussing his family and its history. I assume we will be hearing much more of this soon. I thought this video was pretty compelling, showing the earnestness and sincerity that would win him the trust of his colleagues years later as a leader on tough issues like the budget,

Read More »