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 Heads to the Links

President Obama is playing golf today at Fort Belvoir with three of his usual crew, White House aides Marvin Nicholson and Joe Paulsen and Michelle Obama food guru Sam Kass. It’s his 18th time playing this year and outing No. 175 of his presidency.

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Israeli Opposition Leader: Bibi “Loathes” Barack

Israeli Labor Party Chairman Isaac Herzog let the cat fully out of the bag Friday night, charging that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “loathes” President Obama, according to the Times of Israel. It’s been pretty clear that the two are not best of pals. But the suggestion by a fellow Israeli leader that the enmity goes very deep adds credibility to suspicions that the relationship is

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Grimes’s Inauthentic Authenticity

As you may know, Democrat Allison Lundergan Grimes, 35, is challenging GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his seat. She’s trying, desperately, to run away from President Obama, particularly his anti-coal environmental agenda. Of course, if Bluegrass voters are worried about their coal industry, they’d be badly mistaken switching a Republican seat for a Democratic one and possibly keeping the Senate in Democratic hands.

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