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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Trump Signs Orders to Vet Those From Terror Areas; Rebuild Military

First steps to make our country more secure. Funny, Obama is always portrayed as cerebral, Trump as instinctual, or worse. And yet Trump is pursuing rational policies any average American can see we need for our security. From the Washington Examiner: President Trump on Friday signed two national security-related executive actions on Friday, while attending the swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary James Mattis. One action

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Secret Service Agent who Said She Might Not Take Bullet for Trump in Legal Peril

A Secret Service special agent who suggested she would rather face “jail time” than take “a bullet” for President Trump has raised serious legal problems for herself by mixing political activity with her sworn duty to protect the president, according to attorneys who specialize in this area of the law, the Examiner reported. The Secret Service’s Office of Professional Responsibility, its main internal ethics entity,

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Obama’s Parting Gift: Lowest Economic Growth in Five Years

President Obama walked offstage, and the press applauded him, as if he were some kind of extraordinarily successful, accomplished president. But he failed on both the economy and foreign relations. What else is there? Golf. From the Washington Examiner: Economic growth slowed to end 2016, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Friday, but still remained stronger than earlier in the year. Adjusted for inflation, U.S.

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White House Provides Unprecedented Support for March for Life

This is pretty reassuring to those concerned Trump wasn’t going to pursue a conservative agenda. From the Washington Examiner: When throngs of abortion protesters convene Friday for the annual March for Life, they will enjoy the warmest show of White House support in the event’s four-decade history. Vice President Mike Pence and top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway will headline the pre-march rally on the National

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