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 Revises Washington’s First Inaugural Address

One of the great speeches in American history was George Washington’s first inaugural address, which he delivered to Congress. It’s a sublime exercise in humility, piety, and patriotism. Boy have things changed. Washington was already revered at the time of his presidency. And yet, in these remarks, he evinced not a trace of the hubris we see so often from our current political leaders, starting

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Lois Lerner Headed Right Back to the Oversight Panel

The House Oversight Committee voted 22-17 Friday that IRS official Lois Lerner got too cute with her profession of innocence during her May 22 appearance before the committee and as a result waived her Fifth Amendment rights. So she’ll be coming back to testify, though it’s not clear when. Lerner, who oversaw the IRS division that targeted right wing groups, tried to somehow invoke her

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Obama Taps Political Aide to be South Africa Ambassador

President Obama Thursday nominated, Patrick Gaspard – a longtime political operative, union activist, and community organizer with no diplomatic experience – to be U.S. ambassador to South Africa. Gaspard, currently the executive director of the Democratic National Committee, is an Obama political fixer – and not even the president’s top one, having been overshadowed by giants like David Plouffe, Jim Messina, and David Axelrod. But he

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The Obama Morning News || June 28, 2013

Senate approves immigration bill . . . Washington Post Obama didn’t get all he wanted . . . Politico Tough choices for Boehner as bill lands in House . . . The Hill Palin: Voters won’t forget Rubio betrayal . . . Washington Times IRS auditor: Liberals weren’t targeted . . . Washington Times Obama rebuffed in Africa on gay rights . . . Washington

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