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 Addresses Planned Parenthood Without Saying “Abortion”

I turned on The Five on Fox News this afternoon for a few minutes and noticed that they were talking about President Obama’s appearance this morning at Planned Parenthood and that they were discussing euphemisms people use for abortion. So I took a look at Obama’s remarks and realized he hadn’t once used the word “abortion” while speaking at a meeting of the nation’s premiere

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GDP Growth Numbers Disappoint

The Commerce Department today announced that the economy expanded by only 2.5 percent in the first quarter of the year, a tepid number that was below the 3.2 percent economists expected, according to the Wall Street Journal. The mediocre growth suggests the economy is in for another lackluster year. And such a rate of growth will do almost nothing to alleviate unemployment. Job growth has

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Obama’s Perilous Second Term Hubris

Here’s the latest opinion piece I wrote for Politico. When the White House last week announced that Obama would observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings – in private – it occurred to me that the president was developing a nasty and dangerous case of hubris. From the piece: That Obama assumed Americans would want an iconic photo of

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The Obama Morning News || April 26, 2013

Obama’s options on Syria appear limited . . . Associated Press President looking to avoid confrontation . . . National Journal WH wants red line to be drawn by UN . . . PJ Media Senate votes to end controllers’ furloughs . . . Fox News Task force told about suspect’s Russia trip . . . Washington Post Obama’s scrub of Muslim terms questioned . . . Washington Times Top Republican

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Could Man’s Best Friend Have Saved Us?

With all the things the administration throws money at, how about this? And while we’re at it, here’s another good canine-related idea from one of our readers, RickW, Puppies Behind Bars.

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