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 Playing Golf on a Perfect Saturday

President Obama is playing golf today with White House aides Marvin Nicholson and Joe Paulsen and with Paul Tewes, the Democratic strategist who ran Iowa for Obama in 2008 and engineered the upset victory there that propelled him to the nomination. The weather at Joint Base Andrews, where Obama is playing is sunny and in the low 70s. It’s Obama’s ninth round this year and

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WH Can’t Even Tell Iran to Stick It Over UN Pick

I was initially tempted to give the White House a complimentary pat on the ass for rejecting Iran’s choice of a U.S. hostage taker to be it’s next UN ambassador. But then I looked a little closer and I noticed the White House DIDN’T REJECT ANYBODY. Hamid Aboutalebi, a veteran Iranian diplomat, also happens to have a couple of lines on his resume that say

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Premiums Exploding in Many States

Leave it to the Left to come up with an Orwellian name for a program, the Affordable Care Act. It’s not affordable, of course. And as rationing kicks in and insurers narrow their networks, there will be less care as well. A new survey by Morgan Stanley – I’ll check, but I don’t think they’re funded by the Koch brothers – finds that health insurance

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