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 on Cloud Nine After Qaddafi Killing

President Obama is pretty pleased following the death of Muammar Qaddafi. It brought back a memory of how excited he was after doing away with Osama Bin Laden in May. Some of you may have forgotten just how psyched he was, so by way of a reminder, here’s some video from the tail end of his East Room remarks announcing the killing.

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The United States Still Must Lead from the Front

I don’t understand this new military doctrine: Leading with your Behind. It’s extraordinarily – sorry, can’t resist – half assed. Obama’s light touch in Libya prolonged the war and resulted in tens of thousands of deaths that likely would not have occurred had more decisive action been taken. The unnecessarily long duration of the fighting likely gave Islamists time, before order could be established, to

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A Wonderful White House Story

Last Monday was a beautiful day in the Rose Garden. President Obama and his Teleprompter began to speak about the American Jobs Act, which they said would create . . . jobs.   The three men ruining running the economy, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, OMB Director Jack Lew, and Treasury Secretary Tim Geihtner, listened obediently.   These are their shoes.   Suddenly, Right

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Obama Changes Libya Mission to Ousting Qaddafi

President Obama is formally adding the removal of Muammar Qaddafi to the Libya war, declaring that NATO bombing will not end until Qaddafi is gone. In an op-ed piece published today in the International Herald Tribune, Le Figaro, and the Times of London, Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and British Prime Minister David Cameron write what was obvious to others when the “kinetic military exercise”

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