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 Heads Out to Fort Belvoir to Play Golf

President Obama is playing golf today on the Fort Belvoir course. And though technically at Fort Belvoir, he is actually in heaven. It’s 84 degrees, humidity is 50 percent, the wind is at nine miles an hour and, as the weathermen like to say, there’s abundant sunshine. It’s the 17th time he has played this year and the 128th outing of his presidency.