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


Pelosi: Don’t Call it Obamacare

Pelosi: First of all, it’s the Affordable Care Act. Ahh, those libs, always regulating our speech. Nancy, THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS IT OBAMACARE. Also, it’s not affordable. H/T Washington Free Beacon.

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Let’s Move Starvation Program Suffers Setback

In a major step toward eliminating hunger in the United States, the federal is government throwing in the towel on the protein and grain limits mandated by First Lady Michelle Obama’s kids’ school lunch program, caving in to starving students who were jettisoning tons of bland vegetables into cafeteria garbages throughout the United States. The change was announced by U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin

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Obama Administration to Probe Christie Scandal

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman will investigate the closing of lanes leading to the George Washington bridge, a traffic jam-inducing move that has embroiled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a scandal over whether the closures were political payback. Would this in any kind of way, remotely be, – How could I even think such a thing? – but possibly could be, an attempt

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Obama Celebrates the Lost War on Poverty

One thing I’ve always found remarkable about the War on Poverty, declared 50 years ago this week by Lyndon Johnson, is that poverty today is right where it was when Johnson’s Great Society programs kicked in. Here’s the graph. I reprint it from NPR, not the National Review. The truth of the chart is simply undeniable. The poverty rate, as expressed by the percentage of

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The Obama Morning News || January 9, 2014

Obama donor to probe Obama IRS . . . Washington Times Farm bill cuts food stamps $9 billion . . . Washington Post GOP likes politics of unemployment benefits . . . Examiner Reid overstates reduction in uninsured . . . Obama hardly ended the war in Iraq . . . New York Times Iraq ambassador slams Obama, lauds Bush . . . Washington

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