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


The Selfishness of Republicans Too Good for Trump

“You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time,” said Donald Rumsfeld in 2004. Republicans like House Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. John McCain, and the rest of those who simply can’t support Donald Trump, or who do so only halfway, don’t seem to get, or don’t seem to want to acknowledge, that

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Obama Vows Mars Mission Even as He Cuts NASA’s Budget

President Obama published an op-ed for CNN today declaring that we are going to Mars AND HE’S RESPONSIBLE, thank you very much. The short piece, of course, includes ample self-references. One of my earliest memories is sitting on my grandfather’s shoulders, waving a flag as our astronauts returned to Hawaii. This was years before we’d set foot on the moon. Decades before we’d land a

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