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


DNC in 2016: Chaos Descends, Party in Disarray

Philadelphia is shaping up to be a mess for the Democrats, both inside and outside the convention. From a piece I wrote for LifeZette: While the media spent weeks writing about the blood that would splatter on the pavement in Cleveland during the Republican convention as Black Lives Matter took to the streets, nothing happened. Noting the “strangely quiet streets” of the CLE, the New

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Clinton: Benghazi was “Not My Ball to Carry”

Here’s Hillary Clinton on 60 Minutes, denying “culpability” for Benghazi while comparing herself to George Schultz, who was Secretary of State during the 1983 Beirut bombing that killed 241 Marines. What’s she talking about? That was a bombing of a Marine barracks, not a diplomatic mission. Also amusing here is how she takes responsibility “as Secretary of State” for Benghazi, which is absolutley meaningless when

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Obama Schedule || Week of July 24, 2016

Obama decided to be quiet as a mouse this week to keep the spotlight on Hillary and her convention. Because we would never want politics to interfere with governing, would we? Sunday he did nothing, after golfing in like 98-degree heat on Saturday. On Monday and Tuesday he has no public schedule. Wednesday, he heads to Philadelphia to deliver remarks at the Democratic covention.  And

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Booed Off the Stage at DNC Breakfast

She should be. She didn’t play fair, she was supposed to be a neutral presence in the Democratic primaries, and she was all in for Hillary. At this event, she was forced by Bernie Sanders supporters to break off her speech and was escorted out by security. She’s supposed to gavel the convention to order at 4 pm ET today. She might want to reconsider. Here’s

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Obama Schedule || Monday, July 25, 2016

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 3:15 pm || Meets with Secretary of Treasury Lew 4:15 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Carter All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 12:45 pm

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