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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Biden once said al Qaeda was ‘gone’ from Afghanistan. Well, they’re back

Perhaps the most important thing about the killing of al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahri is not that we got him. It’s that we found him living in a luxury home in Kabul. It’s like killing an ant. That’s fine, but it’s a sure sign there’s a whole nest somewhere close. President Biden’s hasty retreat from Afghanistan has created a new security problem of the

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White House careful not to say it approves of Pelosi’s Taiwan trip

President Biden “respects” the decision by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to travel to Taiwan, according to White House spokesman John Kirby. He believes her trip is “consistent” with past U.S. foreign policy, Kirby said. But the White House appears to be carefully avoiding saying that Biden actually approves of the trip. Pelosi’s decision to travel to Taiwan, an unnecessary trip that could cause a war

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