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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Don’t Be Fooled: The Obamas “Went Low” Plenty of Times

There’s a lot of chatter right now about how former Attorney General Eric Holder, who may be running for president, broke Michelle Obama’s “rule,” that, “When they go low, we go high.” That’s “our motto,” she proclaimed during her 2012 DNC convention speech. Holder invoked it the other day, riffing, “When they go low, we kick them.” Of course, in the current context of Democrats

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Eric Holder, Civil Libertarian?

Attorney General Eric Holder Friday moved to limit a practice that I can’t even believe is happening. I have to be careful here, because it seems so unlikely, but Eric Holder has apparently struck a blow for freedom. Under “civil forfeiture” laws, police are permitted to seize your property – a practice called “adoption” – without a warrant and then make you prove – under,

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Holder Declares the War on Terror Back On

Attorney General Eric Holder Sunday acknowledged that the United States is in a “war” against terror, just about a year and a half after President Obama declared the war over. It was May 23, 2013 when the president arrived at the National Defense University in Washington to say it was time to put all this talk of war to rest: Our systematic effort to dismantle terrorist

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Holder Rejects Whitaker Racism Charge

In an uncomfortable turn of events, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, a close Obama friend, rejected a charge by Chicagoan Eric Whitaker, a close Obama friend, that a federal corruption case involving former Whitaker associates was tinged by racism. “Almost everybody who’s been indicted or scrutinized has been African American,” Whitaker said last week, suggesting that the U.S. prosecutor, who technically works for Holder, was conducting a “selective” investigation. “I

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Holder Suggests Police Can Be an “Occupying Force”

Speaking about Ferguson to a largely African American audience at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder indicated police are sometimes an “occupying force” in black neighborhoods. “Our police officers cannot be, and cannot be seen as, an occupying force disconnected to the communities that they serve,” Holder said. Holder was speaking about steps the administration is taking to foster greater cooperation

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Did Holder Cause the National Guard to be Kept From Ferguson?

The Republican Lieutenant governor of Missouri today said he believes the state’s Democratic Governor, Jay Nixon, did not deploy National Guard troops to Ferguson to prevent the outbreak of violence because of pressure from the Obama administration to keep them away. “Here’s my question that the governor must answer,” Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said today. “Is the reason that the national guard was not in

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Obama Names Loretta Lynch to Replace Holder

Updated 7:35 pm ET President Obama will name New York City federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General. The news was first reported by CNN. Lynch is not considered a showboat or a headline grabber, and she seems a lock for confirmation, having already been confirmed twice for posts unanimously by the Senate. Making a relatively noncontroversial choice could be seen as

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Holder Goes Racial

Attorney General Holder dropped the race card on the table today, throwing down a clear suggestion that the mistreatment he thinks he’s getting from Republicans is based not on the content of his character – which actually, it is – but on the color of his skin. From remarks today at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention in New York City: I am pleased to

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Holder Hearing Fireworks

The mutual disdain House Republicans and Attorney General Eric Holder have for each other was on full display during a House hearing Tuesday, with Holder and Rep. Louis Goehmert (R-Texas) exchanging contempt over Holder’s contempt. Have a look. Then another GOP Texas congressman Rep. Blake Fatenthold, suggested Holder should be in jail.

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Attorney General Holder Hospitalized

Updated 2:41 pm ET. From the Department of Justice. During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath. As a precaution, the Attorney General was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation. He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is alert and conversing with his doctors. Additional information

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Holder to Seek Death for Tsarnaev

The Justice Department today said it will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Islamist who is accused of bombing the Boston Marathon last year, killing three and wounding more than 200.  This is quite a commendable action by Holder, who is personally against the death penalty. Holder said in a statement: After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions

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