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 Caves to Puny Little North Korea Dictator

“Kerry warns North Korea.” That’s what all the headlines are saying. Really? Here’s Kerry’s warning: If Kim Jong-un decides to launch a missile, whether it is across the Sea of Japan or some other direction, he will be choosing willfully to ignore the entire international community. I would say ahead of time that it is a huge mistake for him to choose to do that

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White House Aides to Begin Furloughs May 1

All White House officials will be subject to furloughs beginning with the May 1st pay period, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today. “Everyone in the White House office will be affected,” Carney said. But he suggested that senior officials might have it worse. According to Carney, so-called “commissioned officers,” including him, are not permitted to take leave and will therefore receive a dock

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Cost of Obamacare Health Exchanges Doubles

Oops. From Bloomberg News: Costs for a network of health-insurance exchanges, a core part of the Affordable Care Act, have swelled to $4.4 billion for fiscal 2012 and 2013 combined, and will reach $5.7 billion in 2014, according to the budget President Barack Obama yesterday sent to Congress. That spending would be more than double initial projections, even though less than half the 50 U.S.

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The Lady’s Not for Jumping; But the President is

There’s a video floating around of Margaret Thatcher unabashedly refusing to comply with a talk show host’s gimmick, which is to have guests jump in place. It occurred to me how different this is from the cloying eagerness of modern American politicians to leap through any degrading hoop as ordered to reassure the American public that they are just like them. Have a look at how

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The Obama Morning News || April 12, 2013

Gun control battle moves to Senate floor . . . Washington Times Obama calls on North Korea to cool it . . . Washington Post Kerry lands in South Korea, criticizes the North . . . Fox News Rubio goes all-in on immigration bill . . . Politico Obama budget cuts immigration enforcement . . . Washington Times Newtown victims become lobbyists . . . Politico

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