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


Tom Donilon, The Four Million Dollar Man

President Obama today announced that National Security Adviser James L. Jones, disliked in Obama circles, is leaving earlier than expected, to be replaced by his deputy Tom Donilon, who is liked in Obama circles. Well, he didn’t announce it exactly like that, but that’s what’s happening. Some may find this comforting. It was nice back in the Seventies when the United States was protected by

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Partisan Obama Playing Poorly in Peoria

The verdict of the American people on Obama’s new Republican-bashing strategy is in, and it’s not pretty for the cynical White House strategists who put it together. Obama this summer placed Hope and Change into a time capsule, to be unearthed for use during his 2012 reelection campaign or, more likely, by historians years hence looking to perform an autopsy. With the Chicago pol that

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Obama Officially Suspends Hope and Change

President Obama today suspended hope and change, declaring a moratorium on his 2008 campaign promise until after Election Day. Speaking at a DNC fundraiser in Austin, Obama made clear he was tired of being so good while the Republicans were being so bad. And so, no more Mr. Nice Guy. We have spent the last 20 months governing. They spent the last 20 months politicking. 

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