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 Rolls Onto the Golf Course

Because that’s how he likes to roll. President Obama has headed out to Fort Belvoir, Virginia for golf. With him are three of his usual partners, White House chef Sam Kass, trip director Marvin Nicholson, and aide Mike Brush. He departed a little early for him, leaving the White House at 10:40 am. It’s the 34th time he’s played this year and the 145th time

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Video || Jon Stewart Roasts CNN’s Navy Yard Coverage

I don’t know, mainly I’m putting this up because it was amusing and I thought you’d enjoy it. But there is a larger point. The news business has sunk to an abysmal depth. Nobody has any money, competition is fierce, and corners are cut everywhere you can find them. “Reputable” news organizations take one source and run a major story on the information as if

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Obama Dials Up Boehner

President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner Friday evening to mess with him, since, as Obama said earlier in the day, the Republicans are messing with him. From Politico: The Ohio Republican’s office said the president called to say “he wouldn’t negotiate with him on the debt limit.” “Given the long history of using debt limit increases to achieve bipartisan deficit reduction and economic reforms,

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