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


Gibbs: Obama Quits Smoking. Are We Sure?

Oh boy. I really hate to do this. Seems like I’m always raining on Obama’s parade. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the other day on the TV set that President Obama quit smoking about nine months ago, in honor of the health care bill. Go ahead and take a look-see. Discussing the president’s technique, Gibbs said he had used “stubborn willpower.” This is