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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Michelle to Students: Police Grandpa’s Speech

First Lady Michelle Obama Saturday counseled graduating seniors in Topeka, Kansas to tell their closest relatives to put a sock in it if they hear something they don’t like. And so, graduates, it’s up to all of you to lead the way, to drag my generation and your grandparents’ generation along with you . . . And that’s really my challenge to all of you

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Holder Goes Racial

Attorney General Holder dropped the race card on the table today, throwing down a clear suggestion that the mistreatment he thinks he’s getting from Republicans is based not on the content of his character – which actually, it is – but on the color of his skin. From remarks today at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention in New York City: I am pleased to

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Obama’s Racial Blunder

President Obama’s announcement today of a race-specific federal program, “My Brother’s Keeper,” is cause for concern – for whites, blacks, and Latinos. And concern on several levels. First of all, aren’t we all brothers? I’m serious. What about the civil rights of poor white and Asian men? What about, for that matter, low-income young women? The keynote of the announcement is that Obama is assembling

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Carney Refuses to Say GOP Opposition Based on Race

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Thursday commendably refused to play the race card, declining to agree that Republican opposition to two African Americans President Obama wanted for senior posts was about race and saying it was politics instead. Carney, who spoke during the White House briefing, indicated that neither current opposition to Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency nor opposition earlier

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WSJ Accuses Holder of “Racial Politics”

Pretty blunt for the Wall Street Journal. According to an op-ed by the WSJ editors running today, Attorney General Eric Holder is suing states over their voting rights laws in order to gin up black voter turnout. All the evidence suggests that Mr. Holder’s real motive here is political. Portraying voter ID laws as racist helped to drive Democratic voter turnout among minorities in 2012,

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Reid Suggests Republicans Motivated by Racism

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggested during an interview with a Nevada radio station last week that GOP opposition to President Obama may be motivated by racism. My counterpart, Mitch McConnell, said at the the beginning of the presidency of Barack Obama that he had one goal – and that is to defeat Obama and make sure he wasn’t re-elected. And that’s how they

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