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


NBC Dumps Trump

NBC today decided to end its relationships with Donald Trump in response to racist comments he made against Mexican immigrants, saying it will not air the Miss USA and the Miss Universe pageants, which it owns with Trump. The company said in a statement: At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald

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Bush: Confederate Flag is “Racist”

Appearing today in South Carolina, Jeb Bush minced no words about the the Confederate flag, terming it “racist” and noting that he had pulled it down from the Florida state capitol grounds 14 years ago. According to the Washington Post: Bush, a former two-term Florida governor, explained that in 2001, “I decided to do something politically incorrect” and ordered the removal of a flag that

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Video || Christie Releases Accidentally Ironic Video

Chris Christie is not yet running for president – that will come Tuesday – but his campaign website is up and it starts with a video “introducing” him. “I get accused a lot of times of being too blunt, and too direct, and saying what’s on my mind, just a little bit too loudly,” Christie says, opening the video, which ends with a phrase on the

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Video || Rafael Cruz Missile

Um, is the right Cruz running? Because Ted Cruz’s dad is on fire. Here he is speaking at the Western Conservative Summit a few days ago. He gets a special push of the Like button from me because somehow this Cuban émigré’s accent sounds a lot like my Polish Jewish immigrant grandfather’s did.

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REDLINE || Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015​ Good morning! In the news today: The battleground over gay marriage moves to the arena of religious freedom; Rand Paul’s libertarian instincts move him to back same-sex weddings; Huckabee raises civil disobedience; Kasich to announce July 21; Iran talks to miss June 30 deadline; and Greece shuts its banks. Have a great day. Keith   Religious leaders reject gay marriage ruling . .

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