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


Really? We Don’t Do Pinpricks?

It always amazes me how people in Washington just throw words out and expect reality to somehow wrap itself around them and make it true. President Obama declared with bravado last night: “Let me make something clear:  The United States military doesn’t do pinpricks.” What? Are you kidding me? Obama’s central military doctrine is pinpricks. He’s the Prince of Pinpricks. What, exactly, are all these

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Obama Should Fire John Kerry

Once, when I was a White House reporter for a mainstream news organization, my editor ran a story on the front page. Mind you, we only put two stories on the front page, so it was a big deal. As I remember, it was a first-rate piece that presented some really important information. It deserved to be on the front page. It so deserved to

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Obama Advocating Boots on the Ground in Syria

So we’re not putting out troops into Syria, Obama said last night. But we might begin a long and grueling effort to find, secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons. During a civil war. Where both sides are the bad guys. So I ask you, are we going to put the weapons inspectors through SEAL Team 6 boot camp and arm them to the teeth so

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The Obama Morning News || September 11, 2013

Obama delays attack on Syria . . . New York Times Congress still split on strike after address . . . Fox News Lawmakers embrace new plan instead . . . Politico Takes Syria case to the people . . . Washington Post Snap poll: Americans back new approach . . . CNN What Obama said, and what he meant . . . Politico Securing weapons

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