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 Schedule || Thursday, April 23, 2015

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 2:15 pm || Honors the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots; South Lawn 4:55 pm || Delivers remarks at a meeting of Organizing for Action, Obama’s “grass roots” political organization; Washington All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 12:30 pm

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The U.S. Economy: A Man-Made Natural Disaster

I remember a few weeks ago hearing White House press Secretary Josh Earnest mention the strong economy. Strong economy? The economy is actually quite weak. Still. Former Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, an economist, takes a look at the Obama recovery and makes a simple argument: Bad Policy makes for bad economies. From the piece: How bad is the Obama recovery? Compared with the average postwar

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Obama Must Honor Armenia’s Suffering by Calling it a “Genocide”

President Obama claims to be guided by morality and what he thinks are “American values” in his conduct of foreign policy. Unlike many conservatives, particularly conservative commentators, I actually believe that Obama is doing what he thinks is right. Even if Obama would not extend that particular article of faith to his conservative opponents. Now, I do believe that some of what he does amounts

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Reid: “Hell no” on Trade

Harry doesn’t like President Obama’s Pacific trade deal. It’s amazing to me that Obama likes it. But, to his credit, he does. I like how Schumer chimes in with the over-used “tell us how you really feel.” Such a clever individual. I’m sorry about Reid’s eye injury, but at least he gets to walk around looking like a dude all day.

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WH Doesn’t Deny Small Business Growth “Stalled Out”

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Tuesday was unable to launch a serious counterargument to Hillary Clinton’s claim that small business creation in the United States has “stalled out” under President Obama. Notice how he tried to dodge the question and, when ABC news reporter Jonathan Karl wouldn’t let him get away, went to the fallback strategy – blaming Republicans. Earnest also employed the familiar tactic

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