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


Michael Jordan: The President is a Hack. At Golf.

Oh no. All that practice, all that playing, and one of the world’s greatest athletes in history thinks you’re still no good at golf. This can’t be welcome news for President Obama. “He’s a hack. Man, I’d be all day playing with him,” said basketball great and frequent golfer Michael Jordan during an interview with former football great and current sportscaster Ahmad Rashad. “I never said he

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Is Obama Politicizing Ebola?

President Obama has chosen to make his policy points on Ebola by using the tactics he customarily employs during political campaigns – vilification and straw men – begging the question of whether he is using the Ebola crisis to buttress his own sorry standing with the American people and in the process help Democratic candidates who are being harmed by his tarnished image. Granted, a White House

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Does New Jersey Play in Iowa?

Here’s some video of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie telling a heckler to “sit down and shut up.” Now, where I come from – New York City, originally – this what’s known as “polite conversation.” But will Christie’s directness play when he gets out in the rest of the country to campaign for president? It’s hard from me to judge. What do you think?

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Economy Grows at a Robust Pace in the Third Quarter

The U.S. economy expanded at a robust 3.5 percent rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said today, but poor wage growth and a global slowdown still dog the recovery. The increase, which was broad-based and beat expectations, follows a GDP growth rate of 4.6 percent in the second quarter and a decline of 2.1 percent in the first. The White House used the

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This is just out. RNC appears to have a sense of humor. Conservatives have a better sense of humor than lefties. They take themselves less seriously. And the Left always thinks the world is about to end.

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The Obama Morning News || October 30, 2014

White House tries to walk back “chickenshit” . . . The White House on Wednesday sought to tamp down the controversy over a magazine piece that detailed deep tensions between the U.S. and Israel – and quoted an unnamed senior Obama administration official calling the Israeli leader a “chickenshit.”  Administration officials did not deny the quote. They also did not signal there would be any robust

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