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


Michelle Obama’s Portrait Looks . . . Like It’s Someone Else

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s National Gallery portrait was unveiled today. Only one problem. Michelle Obama is an elegant lady and the portrait looks nice. But clearly, the artist drew someone else. — Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 12, 2018 And what an awful painting, technically speaking. And what’s more, it makes a vibrant woman look so drab.

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Trump Budget Doesn’t Propose Eliminating the Deficit

President Trump’s guns and butter budget, to be released Monday, doesn’t even bother to pretend to eliminate the deficit over ten years, as other budgets have, according to the Washington Post. He will call for a lot of spending cuts, some $3 trillion of them. But there are two problems here. First, Democrats are holding defense spending hostage to maintaining and increasing domestic spending levels.

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Republicans Consider Raising the Gasoline Tax

Are you kidding me? Tax and spend? Republicans? From the Washington Examiner: Republicans are weighing whether to raise the federal gas tax. It’s an idea they are prone to hate, but they may need it to pay for President Trump’s infrastructure investment plan. Supporters of the idea note that the tax hasn’t been raised since 1993 and have plenty of evidence that resistance to a

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Pence Looking Presidential in White House Videos

Vice President Pence looks a lot like President Pence in these White House videos out of Asia, comforting victims, meeting world leaders, and even reviewing troops. I don’t remember Vice President Biden ever getting such prominent treatment from White House videographers. Pence also often plays a big role in White stuill photos, sometimes dominating the shots posted on Flickr. I’m not saying there’s anything nefarious

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