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


Trump Attacked for Treatment of Military By Those Who Nearly Destroyed It

It’s hilarious, truly, to hear the whining from Democrats and the carping in the press about President Trump’s supposed offenses toward our servicemembers. In recent days, he’s taken a boatload of you-know-what – let’s say, opprobrium – from the left for his treatment of the armed forces members serving on battlefields – and those buried beneath them. Trump didn’t go visit an American World War

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Mattis: U.S. not Strong Enough to Deter Russia and China

Retired Gen. James Mattis said Thursday that he does not believe the U.S. military is strong enough to deter Russia and China, the Washington Examiner reported. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, asked Mattis if America has a strong enough military to be able to deter against those threats and he responded “No, sir.”

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Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

The Obama administration today ended the official ban on women engaging in front-line combat. According to the New York Times: Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is lifting the military’s ban on women in combat, which will open up hundreds of thousands of additional front-line jobs to them, senior defense officials said on Wednesday. The groundbreaking decision overturns a 1994 Pentagon rule that restricts women from

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No Surprise: Obama Can’t Pronounce Khe Sanh

It spooks you a little when the commander in chief doesn’t seem to know much about military history, or the military itself. Who can forget this treasure from February 2010. He’d already been president a year. And now yesterday, we got this: How do you, especially if you are running our armed forces, not recognize Khe Sanh and know how to pronounce it? Goodness, you

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Obama Agrees to Hold National Security Hostage

A president has no higher responsibility than to safeguard the country. And yet, in his zest for a deal that allows him to not have to revisit the debt ceiling debate until after Election Day 2012, President Obama has signed onto an agreement that could destroy the nation’s ability to defend itself. Obama, with his abject failure to tackle the deficit earlier in his term

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Obama Leads “One of the Greatest” Militaries Ever

Some may think this is a small thing, but I believe it is emblematic of a bigger thing. Here’s a line from Obama’s remarks on Memorial Day, pointed out to me by Miranda, one of our readers. She saw it at Andrew Breitbart’s Big Peace. It’s one of my highest honors, it is my most solemn responsibility as President, to serve as Commander-in-Chief of one of

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