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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Wait a Second, What’s Geithner Still Doing Here?

President Obama once famously suggested that he would be trying to figure out “whose ass to kick.” Well, there will be a perfect ass – pun intended – in the Oval Office THIS VERY AFTERNOON. The White House schedule says that Obama plans to meet at 4:00 pm with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. And – this is weird – it doesn’t saying anything about the

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Obamanimal House

Check out this cartoon by Mike Lester of the Rome News-Tribune. He is of course referring to Obama’s admission in an interview with Peter Baker for an extensive and worthwhile article in the New York Times that he belatedly realized there’s no such thing as shovel-ready.

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