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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Newt Gingrich Takes it to the Establishment

I want to let you all know about a piece I did that is running today in Politico, “Newt Gingrich vs. The Republican Establishment.” The article analyzes some of the reasons the base has been supportive of Gingrich and is willing to ignore his departures from conservatism and his occasional nutty proposals. Here’s a sample to give you an idea: The grass-roots conservatives, tea partiers,

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks to all of you for helping make this such a great year for me and White House Dossier. The blog has grown immensely, and it’s because of you and your support. A special thanks to all of you who contribute with your comments. I’ve heard many times from people that reading the thoughts of my entertaining and provocative readers is

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White House Dossier Takes a Week Off, Sort Of

I’ll still be posting, just a little less often, and with a little less analysis. I’ll be using the time not only to rest and hang out with my family, but to do some WHD thinking and planning. Also there’s a Honeydo list. I hope everyone has a great week, and I’ll be back up to full time after the New Year’s holiday, on Tuesday.

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A Few Charities I’d Like to Share with You

This is, of course, the time of giving, and I thought I would let you know about a couple of charities that I like and invite you to share in the comments section any recommended charities or favorite causes that you want our readers to know about. I’d like to emphasize that there’s no pressure from me to contribute to these particular charities – or

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Conservatives: Be Very Afraid

That’s the title of a piece I wrote that is running this morning in Politico. Why be afraid? Because Obama in his speech Tuesday in Kansas revealed that he is going to campaign as a liberal – no more unifying hope and change nonsense – in order to gain a mandate to govern as a liberal. And then he will put us on a road

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Politico Article: Obama Sees a Broken Nation

I wanted to let you know about a piece I wrote today for Politico, titled “Obama’s Dark Vision of America.” The gist of it is that the president perceives the country as essentially flawed, and that it’s his mission to make it better. This thinking permeates his campaign, and it will harm his reelection prospects. From the article: Americans want to be told the truth.

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A Response to Comments on My Herman Cain Post

Well, I read all the comments on my post Monday, “New Sexual Allegations Likely the End of Cain.” Glad to see my readers are as feisty as ever. I’m happy when you all give me a piece of your mind, because I learn from you. I mean it. I’m one of the few people in Washington who reads on a daily basis a steady stream

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The West Wing Bullies

The website FishbowlDC, which covers Washington’s political journalists, did a story Monday on a post I did in White House Dossier the same day about what looked like payback by the White House against the Washington Post for doing a tough story about Obama. FishbowlDC’s Betsy Rothstein – a great reporter unafraid to piss off the Washington Journalism Establishment & Fraternity that she covers –

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Obama Launches Cultural Warfare

Wanted to let you know that I’ve penned a piece that’s running today in POLITICO, “Obama Launches Cultural Warfare.” It’s about how the class warfare Obama has been waging is only part of a larger cultural war the president is in fact conducting against Republicans. This president, it is increasingly apparent, is willing to rip the country apart for his own reelection purposes. Here are

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Cats are Republicans and Dogs are Democrats

Totally forgot today to plug my own article, which is running in POLITICO, titled “Cats are Republicans, Dogs are Dems.” I know this is going to be shocking for some people, even too much to bear. But please, don’t shoot the messenger. I have cats and dogs. One of them who read the article bit me. I won’t say which.

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Washington’s Polarized Governing Class

Thought you might want to take a look at this piece I did for the London Observer – the Guardian’s Sunday paper – on Washington’s crippled ability to move controversial legislation and the apparent need for absolute power by one political party to do it. Here’s an excerpt to give you the idea. House Republicans insist on legislation to increase the debt ceiling that cuts

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My Latest POLITICO Piece: The Dems, Weiner and Sex

I have an opinion aritcle in POLITICO today on the hypocrisy of Democratic leaders on Anthony Weiner. They gave every reason they could think of to force him out except the one that was real: he was a political liability. From the Kennedys to Clinton, Dems have accepted this type of behavior from those who are more powerful – and better liked – than Weiner.

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