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


Stars at the White House Correspondents Dinner. And Me.

Wow, slim pickings this year. I haven’t heard of most of these “famous” people. Maybe you haven’t either. They include: Gina Rodriguez of “Jane the Virgin” and actors Tim Daly and Tea Leoni from the CBS series “Madam Secretary,” Kerry Washington, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Naya Rivera, Eric Stonestreet, Michelle Monaghan, Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas, Jane Fonda, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart, Brody Jenner, Johnny Weir,

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Obama and Bill Nye Beat Up on Republicans

During his Earth Day trip to the Everglades Wednesday, President Obama enlisted “science guy” Bill Nye sit around with him and beat up on Neanderthal Republicans for not liking science, like Benjamin Franklin did. Just listen to how smug these two are. Goodness, they’re outdoors in the Everglades and it feels so stuffy. Okay, I’ve got some science for Bill Nye. THE EARTH HASN’T WARMED IN

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Obama Faces Down the Iranians

Score one for Obama. An Iranian flotilla headed for Yemen on a resupply mission for Iran’s Houthi alliles appears to have been intimidated by a U.S. show of force ordered by President Obama. According to reports, the nine-ship Iranian convoy, including two armed vessels, has switched course and may be headed home. Obama had deployed the USS Theodore Roosevelt and other American warships off Yemen’s

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REDLINE || Friday, April 24, 2015

REDLINE does not currently publish on the weekends, sorry.  Friday, April 24, 2015​ Good morning! In the news today: Boosted by his announcement, Rubio takes the lead among Republicans; WH has no problem with Clinton’s foreign money scandal; Obama wimps out on Armenia; Lynch confirmed; McConnell had a hand in it; Boehner may subpoena the server; and for $50,000, you can shoot with the guy who

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Obama Issues Hilarious Statement on Armenian Genocide

President Obama issued a statement on the Armenian genocide that amounts to a contortionist act at the circus, implying the word “genocide” while twisting himself into knots to avoid using the actual term. Today is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, committed by the Turks. Obama promised during his 2008 campaign to finally use the dreaded word to describe what happened. But, frightened of the reaction

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