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 Schedule || Saturday, September 1, 2012

11:00 am ET || Departs the White House 12:35 pm CT || Arrives Des Moines, Iowa 1:20 pm CT || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Living History Farms, Urbandale, Iowa 3:25 pm CT || Departs Des Moines 4:10 pm CT || Arrives Sioux City, Iowa 6:30 pm CT || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa 8:20 pm CT ||

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Obama’s Campaign Bliss

President Obama today travelled to Fort Bliss, Texas. The question is, exactly why? It’s the second anniversary of the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, which Obama marked back then during an appearance at the same Fort Bliss. Since then, of course, Obama has removed all U.S. troops from Iraq. Today, he gave credit to the troops for their work. But you don’t have

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Obama to Travel to Louisiana Monday

President Obama will travel to Louisiana Monday to inspect damage from Hurricane Isaac, the White House just announced. Obama is in Texas today. Romney is headed to the state today, beating Obama to the photo op.

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Social Security Official: Program Now Imperiled

One of the Trustees of the Social Security program is warning that the nation’s retirement system is on the cusp of becoming impossible to rescue because of a failure of leadership during the past few years to fix what ails it. Social Security Trustee Charles Blahous, in an article published today in the economics journal e21, implicitly lays a portion of the blame directly at the

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GOP Success: A White House the Nation Can Love

Conventions are about atmosphere, images and making friends. And by making friends, I’m not talking about the aggressive networking that goes on behind the scenes at these events. I’m talking about Americans making friends with their potential leaders. During the three days of the Republican convention, Americans were presented with people they can fully imagine leading them and be proud and happy that they are

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