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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Today is a Sad Day

As the news broke Wednesday that President Obama would finally do what he has been threatening to do for months, the emotion that gripped me was not the one I expected. It was not anger, not frustration, not sarcasm, and not contempt. It was just sadness. It was a feeling that something had died. This is a turning point. This is a new nation. Fundamentally

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Hope and Change Americans Don’t Want

Isn’t it just something to behold? President Obama will be famous for two “accomplishments.” Both involve wrenching change for Americans. So you would think he’d be reluctant to move ahead if Americans didn’t want it. Obamacare has never been popular, not from the moment it was passed. Even so, Obama rammed it through Congress without the support of a single Republican. In fact, according to Gallup,

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The Obama Morning News || November 20, 2014

Obama to shield 5 million from deportation . . . The executive actions will cover 4 million undocumented immigrants who would qualify for deferred deportations by using criteria such as longevity in the United States and family ties, according to sources briefed on the discussions. An additional 1 million would receive protection through other means, two sources said. There will be no special protections for farm

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