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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Elena Kagan, Obama’s Fundamental Transformer on the Court

It was April Fools Day, 1998, and the Senate Commerce Committee had just voted 19-1 to pass sweeping anti-tobacco legislation. On the dais where senators had just voted and were still milling about, the White House domestic policy advisor steering the bill for Bill Clinton threw her arms around the committee’s Democratic staff director as the two celebrated an historic victory for health, for the children,

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Obama Hands Power to Bill Clinton

Having just yesterday hired Bill Clinton’s OMB director, Jack Lew, to be his own, President Obama today handed the whole White House to Clinton, saying he will just let the ex-president run the country while he spends the next two and a half years perfecting his golf game. Obama, who has complained that he is hooking most of his tee shots, headed immediately to Andrews

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The Nine Things Elena Kagan Wanted to Say

It was really difficult for Elena Kagan to sit there in front of the Judiciary Committee for three days and pretend she had no opinions. As anyone who knows her will tell you, she has lots of opinions. In an exclusive interview with White House Dossier this morning, Kagan listed for us the nine things she wishes she could have said. 1. I read the

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Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Take 1

We listen now as Judiciary Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) begin today’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Leahy: Welcome to today’s hearing, at which we will grill nominee Elena Kagan about her qualifications for serving on the Supreme Court. I expect this hearing to be revealing and informative, especially since Ms. Kagan has herself written

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Obama Celebrates Jewish Voter Month

Wait, wait, wait, wait. My eyes are getting so bad. It says “Jewish American Heritage Month.” Will this help give the prez license to F with Bibi without losing the Cleveland suburb Jews? Time shall tell. From the White House on this afternoon’s gathering, which should be wrapping up about now: Approximately 200 guests are expected, including a range of community leaders and prominent Jewish

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The Top Ten Lies a President Must Tell

The nomination of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan gives us an excellent opportunity to ruminate on the topic of presidential misspeaking. Kagan continues to troll the halls of the Senate office buildings making “courtesy calls”  to various senators, eliciting positive noises even from some Republicans like Maine moderates Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. This can only juice bellyachers on the left who fret that because

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