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


Sound of One Hand Clapping at American Legion Speech

President Obama was met with silence and tepid applause today from American veterans who undoubtably are not the natural constituency of our leftist leader. Obama spoke at the American Legion convention on Charlotte, North Carolina. According to the Daily Mail: His 35-minute speech seemed to have reminded the audience of the stark divide between the White House’s policy choices and the feelings of the men

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Michelle Shuts Down the Press

I can understand why reporters might not be permitted to film the wife of a Third World dictator were she out on a public street. Third World dictators are, after all, dictators, and they get to do exactly as they please. If the wife of the Emir of Whatever strolls out of the palace, she does so with an armed retinue that will avail themselves

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Video || The Wisdom of Al Sharpton

We love to make fun of Al Shaprton around here. It’s because, well . . . it’s because he’s just such an imbecile. Unfortunately, he’s a very powerful imbecile, with his own TV show, the ability to start riots, to influence vulnerable, unformed young minds, and so forth. And, as a recent piece in Politico made clear, he has the wide open ear of the

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Video || Stupid Stuff Reid Says

Here’s a nice compendium of some of the stupid stuff Harry Reid has said in recent days and years. His remarks about Asians last week, somehow missed by much of the news media, are just the one of Reid’s many journeys into incomprehensibility. With Biden inhabiting the Office of the Vice President, the question is begged about whether liberals with early-stage senility are running the country.

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The Obama Morning News || August 26, 2014

Biden staging secret fundraisers . . . Politico Vice President Biden has been crisscrossing the country attending closed-door fundraisers and donor events for Democratic House candidates — but you won’t find many on his schedule. U.S. begins surveillance over Syria . . . Associated Press The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Obama gave the OK, a move that could pave the

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