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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Speaker Paul Ryan? Conservatives May Beg to Disagree

The Washington media are anointing Rep. Paul Ryan as the one man who can unite the Republican caucus, drawing in conservatives and establishment types alike. But before they crown the Wisconsin lawmaker, one of those Beltway denizens needs to talk to a real, live conservative. Ryan, who has spent nearly his entire professional career in Washington drawing a federal paycheck, doesn’t come close to fitting the prototype of

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Conservatives Eye the Speakership

Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s shocking decision Thursday to drop out of the race for speaker presents conservatives with a perhaps once-in-a-generation chance to truly seize power in the House. Having taken Speaker John Boehner’s scalp and now McCarthy’s, too, conservatives are in the driver’s seat, and everybody knows it. From many accounts, McCarthy, of California, was derailed when some 40 House conservatives declared they would support

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