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’s Relentless Pressure Forced the Health Care Win

The House is led by a man, Speaker Paul Ryan, who is very smart and very rational. That doesn’t always get results. While Ryan was doing what seemed to be the perfectly reasonable thing, counting lawmakers’ votes, President Trump was counting votes of a different kind: The number of votes that had been taken on the floor of the House on Obamacare repeal. The number

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Economy Generates More than 200,000 Jobs in April

The economy added 211,000 jobs in April and the unemployment came down a tenth of a point to 4.4 percent, its lowest level since May 2007, according to the latest Labor Department report. Nevertheless, the labor force participation rate remains at historic lows, actually falling a tenth of a point to 62.9 percent. The job growth is more than twice what it was in March

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