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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Obama Must Like the View from 1600

Hi everyone. I have an opinion piece running in Reuters today. Here’s the theme: President Obama is in the political catbird seat. If he gets Congress to pass immigration reform and gun control measures while furthering his redistributionist policies by raising taxes, he will have logged some serious achievements. Along with his new health care entitlement, the president will have set the nation on a

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WH Dossier Hit by the Plague

Everyone, I’ve come down with this flu that’s going around and need to take a litte downtime. There are, shall we say, abdominal features to the illness. Hopefully I will be back tomorrow morning. My apologies, as I know there are lots of things to talk about. Best wishes to all, Keith

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Happy New Year to All!

I hope you all had a nice time last night and that you are enjoying the holiday. To those of you nursing hangovers, remember, a bit of the hair of the dog that bit ya does wonders . . . Thank you all for a wonderful year. The website is doing extraordinarily well, and it’s all thanks to you. Because, I can cut down all

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and great happiness on the holiday. One of the real joys for me, as a Jew, has been to better understand from your comments on this website the genuine and fervent support for Israel of so many devout conservative Christians. Sometimes I think your support for Israel is more intense and unequivocal than that of many

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White House Dossier Ranked #10 Among U.S. Political Blogs

As the year comes to a close, I just wanted to thank all of you for the success White House Dossier has had in the two and a half years since I launched it in May of 2010. According to the leading blog directory – Technorati, which ranks blogs according to their standing and influence – White House Dossier tonight sits at number ten on

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Conservative Rebranding: Change the Name

I’ve written a piece in Politico today that calls on conservatives to change their name. Why? It’s a PR disaster. It sounds like grandpa sitting rigidly in his worn chair at the dining room complaining that someone slightly altered his customary soup. In newspaper reports from overseas, every brutish bad guy is a “conservative,” every enlightened reformer a “liberal.” When, in some forlorn foreign land,

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Updated Nov. 23 at 10:39 am ET I want to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving. One of the things I truly have to be thankful for is you, my readers from whom I learn so much and who support this website. Thank you for reading and being a part of this effort to provide accountability for a White House that doesn’t get

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Koffler: GOP Needs to Make its Case, Not Change it

I have a piece running in Politico today which argues that Republicans don’t need to change their ideology, but they do need to make sure people are hearing about it. From the piece: If Republicans want to win national elections, the Republican National Committee must today begin a four-year project to bring the message of conservatism to those who aren’t hearing it. Not a message

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Koffler Gets it Badly Wrong

On Monday, I predicted that Gov. Mitt Romney would get 321 electoral votes and President Obama would receive 217. As you are probably aware, I was exactly correct. Not. Actually I got it about backwards. Obama beat Romney by 332-206, nearly sweeping the swing states I said Romney would mostly win. I think I understand why I was so badly mistaken. But I’m not going

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White House Dossier Fends Off Hurricane

Actually, I mostly sat and waited, and nothing bad happened. The lights even stayed on. I was almost disappointed. I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind wishes and helpful advice. I was able to write throughout the storm. My sincere best wishes to any of you who were hit by the hurricane and were less fortunate. Its seems the best way to help victims

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Hurricane Attacks White House Dossier

Updated Oct. 29 at 5:47 pm ET As most of you probably know, a hurricane is barrelling through Northern Virginia, where I live. The storm will continue through Wednesday. I expect the power to go out, in which case I may not be able to post. So if you don’t see anything new for a period of time, please be patient, I should be back

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Romney’s Chance to Rock the Jewish Vote

Or at least pick up some support. I have a piece running on the Reuters website today, “Romney’s big chance with Jewish voters.” Romney tonight can hit on a host of issues that are important to Jewish voters – not to mention the many conservatives who are diehard Israel supporters. These include Obama’s failure to reign in the Iranian nuclear program, his tilt toward the

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