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 Presidency Loses Its Final Traces of Dignity

Waging a desperate campaign to maintain the presidency, President Obama has completed his project of diminishing it to nothing. The presidency, an ailing patient for much of Obama’s term, was finally disconnected from life support with the release by the Obama campaign last week of a video comparing a vote for the president with premarital sex by a virgin. It was the latest and most

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Hurricane Attacks White House Dossier

Updated Oct. 29 at 5:47 pm ET As most of you probably know, a hurricane is barrelling through Northern Virginia, where I live. The storm will continue through Wednesday. I expect the power to go out, in which case I may not be able to post. So if you don’t see anything new for a period of time, please be patient, I should be back

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Dossier Readers: Signs of Mitt are Everywhere!

Well, this was surprising. The results of yesterday’s poll are in, and as you can see below, you are seeing many more campaign signs and bumper stickers from the Romney campaign than from Obama’s. Now, this is an unscientific poll, and no doubt some of the huge differential is attributable to votes by readers living in Red areas of the nation. But I can’t imagine

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Obama Appears at the White House with Storm Advice

President Obama today demonstrated that he still knows the path from the Oval Office to the White House Briefing Room, materializing at the podium this afternoon to tell Americans to be prepared for the hurricane. And to show that he’s on top of things. Obama, who never takes questions from the White House press corps anymore, took one today that allowed him to portray himself

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Friday’s Unemployment Report May be Delayed

I don’t think they’ll do this. It just would draw too much outrage and suspicion. But the Wall Street Journal is reporting that there is a chance Friday’s jobs report, which I think is likely to show either no change or a slight increase in the unemployment rate, will be delayed because the government is closed today due to the storm. The government is likely

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Obama Nixes Campaign Stop, Returning to Washington

Updated 10:01 am ET President Obama cancelled a campaign rally this morning in Orlando and is returning instead to the White House. Obama had been scheduled to be back at the White House by 2:45 pm ET but will instead return by 11:30 am. From a statement by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: Due to deteriorating weather conditions in the Washington, DC area, the

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