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 Arrives on Martha’s Vineyard

Following a trip to speak this morning to speak at the Disabled American Veterans Convention in Orlando, Florida, President Obama and Mrs. Obama made their way via Air Force One to Cape Cod and then on to their vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard. From the pool report: The helos were down on the island at 3:52 and the motorcade is now making its way down

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White House Dossier Readers Stand Up

Without any doubt in my mind, the suggestions you had for questions to Obama outclassed those asked by the “professionals” at the White House press conference Thursday. Your questions represented what’s on the minds of average people and sought to hold the president to account, two things sorely lacking in the questions that were actually asked. Here’s a few of the best. I’ve edited a

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The White House Press Corps Falls Down

I was once crestfallen when I read a piece by someone – I forget who – expressing a basic truth about journalism, one that I felt I had no choice but to accept. This person wrote that journalism, unlike many other pursuits by college educated individuals, is a trade, not a profession. Like being a plumber, a carpenter, or an electrician. Nothing wrong with those

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