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


The New Math

Old Math: Romney has to win Ohio to be elected president. New Math: Romney has to win Ohio, or he can be elected by taking Wisconsin and New Hampshire, or by winning in Minnesota. The news is that those three states – Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Minnesota – all once viewed as likely for Obama, are all now tossups. It’s part of a potentially tectonic

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October Surprise: Obama Wants a Tax Cut!

With just ten days remaining before Election Day, the White House has let word leak out that it is supposedly considering a tax cut as part of a new plan to stimulate the moribund economy. From the Washington Post: The new tax cut could provide hundreds of dollars or more a year to workers and show up in every paycheck. It may be similar to

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Military Absentee Ballots Possibly Destroyed in Crash

Absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military in Afghanistan may have been burned in a transport plane crash at Shindad Air Base Oct. 19, according to the Associated Press. From the piece: Federal officials in their email to state election offices said they did not know if any ballots were destroyed. They also said the lost mail was limited to one zip code. But they

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