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 Schedule || Saturday, October 6, 2018

2:50 pm || Departs White House 4:50 pm CT || Arrives Topeka, Kansas 5:50 pm CT || Holds a fundraiser; Kansas Expocentre; Topeka, Kansas 6:30 pm CT || Hosts a MAGA rally; Kansas Expocentre; Topeka, Kansas 7:50 pm CT || Departs Topeka, Kansas 11:40 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern except as noted

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Collins Says She Will Vote for Kavanaugh, Ensuring Nomination Will Pass

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, indicated on the Senate floor Friday that she would vote in favor of the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, ensuring that the Kavanaugh will be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice when a final vote is taken this week. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., also indicated he would back the nominee, meaning Kavanaugh has the support of at least the 50

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Senate Votes 51-49 to Move Kavanaugh Nomination to Final Vote

The Senate Friday voted 51-49 in a procedural matter to allow a final vote on the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination this weekend, but while his prospects look good, confirmation is not yet guaranteed. The most significant development was that Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, voted not to move to a final vote. That signals that she will oppose the nomination. Also significant was

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Friend of Blasey Ford Felt Pressured to “Clarify” Her Statement

Christine Blasey Ford enlisted a former FBI agent to pressure Leland Keyser, who Ford said was at the party the day of the alleged assault but who couldn’t’ remember it, to update her statement denying knowledge of the party or tha attack. According to the Wall Street Journal: A friend of Christine Blasey Ford told FBI investigators that she felt pressured by Dr. Ford’s allies

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Hey Sen. Daines: Forget Your Daughter’s Wedding, There’s a Country to Serve

Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana is a disgrace and should be ousted in a primary by someone who understands the meaning of service to the country. According to the latest reports, Republicans leaders who had planned to vote Saturday on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court may hold the vote open until Sunday so Daines can attend his daughter’s wedding, which is

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Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.7 Percent

In collatch, they learned me that “full employment” was about 4.5 percent. But they didn’t know about Trump full employment, which is at 3.7 percent or lower. That’s what the rate was in September. I know – let’s impeach him. That will get the unemployment rate back up! From the Wall Street Journal: The unemployment rate fell to 3.7% from 3.9% in August, the lowest

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Video || Remembering Robert Bork

As the latest attempt to “Bork” a Republican Supreme Court nominee appears set to fail, I think it’s worth remembering a great man, Robert Bork, who was maligned and defamed by Democrats, led by Ted Kennedy, and denied a seat on the Court in 1987. He subsequently wrote about America’s cultural decline, which has continued to this day. This is from a surprisingly fair-minded brief

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