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


Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

The Obama administration today ended the official ban on women engaging in front-line combat. According to the New York Times: Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is lifting the military’s ban on women in combat, which will open up hundreds of thousands of additional front-line jobs to them, senior defense officials said on Wednesday. The groundbreaking decision overturns a 1994 Pentagon rule that restricts women from

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Yes, It Matters Whether Beyonce Sang the National Anthem

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today sought to extinguish controversy over whether Beyonce lip-synched the national anthem at the Inauguration by going on the attack against reporters. “What I know about this I know this I know, mostly know from what I’ve read and shockingly it has not all been consistent,” Carney said during today’s White House briefing. “I’m glad you guys are focused

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Obama Government Equal to Population in 1776

President Obama Monday invoked Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence to justify his expansive view of government, but Jefferson might be surprised to learn that the number of federal employees today is nearly equal to the entire population of the nation in 1776. According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the current civilian federal workforce, excluding postal service employees, was 2.15 million in 2011. The

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The Obama Morning News || January 23, 2013

Clinton to testify today on Benghazi . . . Fox News GOP pushing off debt ceiling until summer . . . Washington Post NRA: Obama makes mockery of freedoms . . . CNN Biden “intoxicated” by idea of 2016 run . . . Politico Decision on Keystone looms for Obama . . . Washington Times Did Beyonce lip-synch the national anthem? . . . Washington Post Obamas

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