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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ValJar Birthday Celebration!

Updated 12:10 pm ET President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama headed out of the White House this evening to celebrate First Friend Valerie Jarrett’s birthday at Washington’s Restaurant Nora, a local expensive eatery. It’s America’s FIRST CERTIFIED ORGANIC RESTAURANT, according to Restaurant Nora. It’s been around for many years. Kind of a traditional destination for nicely scrubbed Washingtonians. Jarrett turned 57 Thursday. Dinner lasted

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Today’s House Vote is a Bad Sign for Obamacare

Well, President Obama wanted some bipartisanship, and he got it. Thirty nine Democrats joined all but four Republicans to pass legislation by Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) that would allow insurers to offer plans on the individual market being cancelled because they don’t comply with Obamacare. The vote was 261-157. But this was worse for Obama than it looks. Because, as Democratic opponents of the legislation

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Obamacare and the Wisdom of Americans

I have this basic faith in America, and in Americans. When I notice that Americans oppose something I support, or support something I oppose, I don’t necessarily change my view. But I do run through my logic again, because I know I’m in danger of being wrong. That’s because there is a wisdom to this country. A basic sense of right and wrong, an essential

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Michele Bachmann: I Lost My Health Insurance

Appearing with Wolf Blitzer Thursday on CNN, Michele Bachmann said she is one of the victims of Obamacare who is losing their health insurance and must try to find a new plan. She said: I lost my health insurance under Obamacare. And so now I’m forced to go into the D.C. health exchange. I’m waiting until they fix this thing. I’m not going to sit

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Milton Friedman’s Message for Obama

The message was delivered to mushy headed liberal Phil Donahue, the former talk show host, in 1979. But if Obama had just listened to Friedman’s insight about the foolishness of central planning, he might not be in the mess he’s in today. Not that he really would listen. Just thought you’d enjoy this. H/T to Jamie Weinstein at the Daily Caller.

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The Obama Morning News || November 16, 2013

Obama faces crisis of confidence . . . New York Times Trust frays between Obama, Democrats . . . Politico Obama retreat spurs uncertainty . . . Washington Post Insurers: Obama fix could cause chaos . . . The Hill Dems: Obama fix not good enough . . . Examiner Obama under fire for skirting Congress . . . The Hill GOP pushes ahead with own bill

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