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


White House Officially Declared Laughingstock

Updated at 10:35 pm ET. The White House Thursday was officially declared a “Laughingstock” and will be demolished by the Department of Interior within a month, officials said today. The proximate cause of the declaration was the White House decision to take the presidency to a brand new low, inviting in three absurdly unqualified and generally ridiculous people to interview the president of the United

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Live Stream || Youtubers Interview Obama

I’m hoping to be pleasantly surprised by the questions of nontraditional journalists, if they’re even journalists. Actually, I have no idea who they are. But I’m not expecting to be pleasantly surprised. Starts at 5:00 pm ET UPDATE: The event, mercifully, has ended.

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Obama Will Not Meet with Netanyahu

President Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when Netanyahu travels to the United States to address Congress about Iran and other matters, according to the Jerusalem Post. The White House, which was not consulted about the invitation to address Congress and which has said it was a “breach of protocol,” claimed there would be no meeting because Netanyahu has an election

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Cruz’s Eloquent Case for Principle

“Do we stand for principle?” It’s what Sen. Ted Cruz asked the other day during an appearance before Tea Party regulars in South Carolina. Now, for his immediate audience, it was a rhetorical question. They stand for principle. But Cruz was really asking it of the Republican establishment types, Washington politicos, and GOP moderates who keep pushing the unhelpful advice that the road to the White House

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Was Obama’s “Spontaneous” Quip Actually Premeditated?

President Obama’s State of the Union quip toward Republicans about winning both his campaigns has gone viral, and in fact may be the only thing anyone remembers about the speech. Which leads me to wonder: “Did he plan it?” As you’re probably aware, Obama, supposedly with complete innocence, mentioned, “I have no more campaigns to run,” a statement that was greeted with mocking Republican applause. To

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The Obama Morning News || January 22, 2015

DOJ unlikely to prosecute Wilson . . . Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, Vanita Gupta, will have the final say

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