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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Saturday Golf

President Obama is out playing his usual Saturday round of golf. He’s at the Joint Base Andrews course, where the forecast is sunny and beautiful. He’s playing with some of the usual junior White House aides. It’s Obama’s 11th round of the year and 224th of this presidency.

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Equal Pay . . . for Michelle?

President Obama returned this week to a subject he has broached several times before, that Mrs. Obama does not receive a salary for her work. “Let me tell you, now, Michelle would point out first ladies get paid nothing,” he said to laughter during a “town hall” gathering Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. “So there’s clearly not equal pay in the White House when it comes

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