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


Obama Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

President Obama today made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to spend time with the troops and to be briefed directly on the situation on the ground. From the pool report: (Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan) President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for a Memorial Day weekend rally with US troops. Air Force One touched down at Bagram Airfield under cover of darkness Sunday, having quietly left

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Sunday Open Thread || May 25, 2014

WARNING: I am doing some technical work on the website today and Monday, so some of the comments here WILL be lost to history. So please consider it as if you were talking and your words may disappear into the air. You may have some difficulty using the site, although I think it should run smoothly. Thanks for your patience. Keith

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