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 Statement on Shimon Peres: But Enough About Me

President Obama last night issued a name-dropping, self-referential statement about Israeli President Shimon Peres, who died Tuesday at 93, noting three times that he and Shimon were “friends.” “My friend Shimon” “Our dear friend Shimon Peres” “I will always be grateful that I was able to call Shimon my friend.” Like, what kind of friends? As in, Hey Shimon, I’m calling because you’ll never guess

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Tardy Clintons Miss Peres Medal of Honor Award

President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived late for the Presidential Medal of Honor ceremony for Israeli President Shimon Peres and missed the award. From the pool report: Former prez bill Clinton and sec of state Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived about 7:20, missing the actual medal bestowing by about 10 seconds They hurried in and took seats at tables on either

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