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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Ron Klain, Secret Agent Man

Where is Ron Klain? He’s an international man of mystery. We know he exists. We know he’s defeating Ebola. Probably has one arm tied behind his back, just to be fair. But we are not allowed to see him. He is our leader, but he does not lead. He does not talk us. He does not reassure. HE DOESN’T LET ON WHAT THE HELL HE

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Ron Klain’s Unpromising First Day of Work

The president’s personal secretary announces his first appointment of the afternoon today – Wednesday, October 22. “Mr. President, the new Ebola Response Coordinator is here to meet with you.” “Fantastic. Send him in.” “Hello Mr. President.” “Hello Ron, have a seat.” “Thank you.” “So, tell me, how is the coordinating going?” “I haven’t coordinated anything yet.” “I see.” “It’s my first day.” “Okay.” “I can’t even coordinate

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White House Knew Solyndra Investment Risks

Senior White House officials understood the risks of committing taxpayer dollars to  Solyndra but proceeded anyway, according to internal Obama administration email transcripts released today. Quotes from the emails are included in a story this afternoon by POLITICO, which obtained the documents from House Democrats, who argued that there were “no smoking guns” among the emails. But the missives offer a sense of the willingness

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