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


Michelle Sends Regrets to Chinese First Lady

First Lady Michelle Obama sent her regrets to Chinese First Lady Madame Peng Liyuan, saying she was sorry that she missed meeting her during the just-completed summit between President Obama and Peng’s husband, Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mrs. Obama failed to make the trip with Obama out to the summit, which was held Friday and Saturday in Palm Springs, California. No reason was given for

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Meeting With Xi Jinping Morphs into Weekend with the Boys

President Obama summoned three of his longtime buddies to Palm Springs California to hang with him following the wrap up Saturday morning of his meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The president went golfing Saturday afternoon in the searing Palm Springs heat – 102 degrees by late afternoon –  with pals Mike Ramos, Bobby Titcomb and Greg Orme, according to a White House aide. Obama

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Latest Jobs Numbers

The news that the economy added 175,000 jobs last month is a sign not of progress, but that we remain stuck in the same sluggish growth that has plagued the economy for some time. Remember, you need about 150,000 jobs a month just to keep pace with the normal increase in the workforce. With millions of jobs lost due to the recession, it will take

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