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 Playing Golf in 50-degree Weather

I think he will play in the snow. It’s sunny in the Washington area though, so it’s not so bad. President Obama is playing golf today with a few of his usual crew of younger White House aides. It’s the 46th time he’s played this year and the 203rd of his presidency.

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Reuters: Obama Silences Biden’s Attempt to Negotiate

It appears that Vice President Biden went straying off the reservation during the meeting Friday with bipartisan Congressional leaders, and President Obama jerked him right back on. The story states that House Speaker Boehner offered to try to pass an immigration reform bill next year, and Biden appeared open to the idea. That of course put Biden on the wrong side of Obama’s determination to issue

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Republican Establishment Claims Victory

The consequences of running and winning without a clear conservative platform, which I detailed earlier this week, are becoming clear, as the Republican establishment – which runs the Party – seeks to take credit for Tuesday’s victory. According to an article Friday in The Hill, “Has the Tea Party been Tamed?”, establishment forces are making clear that keeping ideological conservatives off the ballot was a

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