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

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Obama SOTU: Rinse, Wash, Repeat

Did president Obama’s State of the Union have a familiar ring to it? Maybe there’s a reason Gosh, perhaps that’s why this SOTU had the lowest audience since 2000. People generally don’t tune in as often for repeats. Over at National Review Online, Jonah Goldberg makes the point that Obama’s address should provide conservatives with a bit of reassurance. Rather than plowing some new vista

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The Obama Morning News || February 15, 2013

Senate Republicans filibuster Hagel . . . Washington Post Obama offers no fixes for Social Security . . . Washington Times WH gets specific on sequester cuts . . . Washington Times Obama to detail program for distressed areas . . . New York Times Obama didn’t call Libyans during Benghazi attack . . . Politico Will talk gun control in Chicago . . . Politico Feds explain

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Michelle Vacationing Separately From President Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama plans to vacation in Aspen, Colorado this Presidents’ Day weekend, separately from her husband, who will land this evening in West Palm Beach for his own down time with the boys. According to Aspen newspapers, both Michelle and Vice President Biden are expected on the slopes. The White House has not yet announced the trip, and it’s not clear when she

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