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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The Trump-Clinton Poll that Matters: New Jersey

Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in two national polls out today, winning 45 percent to 42 percent in a Fox News poll and 42 percent to 37 percent in a Rasmussen Reports survey. But that’s not the big story. What’s really interesting is that Clinton only beats Trump by seven points in deep blue New Jersey, 45 percent to 38 percent, according to Quinnipiac. Why

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Middle Class Joe Heads to the Ice Cream Parlor

I had a little fun at my old friend Joe Biden’s expense in an article running in LifeZette today. From the piece: Biden showed up at the headquarters of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream to talk about the new Obama administration overtime fiat that threatens to set businesses back another $10-20 billion. Upon arrival, Biden got right to the point. “My name is Joe Biden, and

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Oops! CBS Anchor Says “We Were All Laughing” at GOP Travails

CBS The Morning anchor Gayle King accidentally said “we were all laughing” at Republicans when the Republican convention seemed threatened with disorder, clearly lamenting that the Democrats were now themselves a “hot mess” because their convention is where violence is threatened. That’s a good little window into the presumptions of Washington journalists. She’s there with her colleagues and feels comfortable remarking that they were “laughing” at the

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