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 SOTU: Rinse, Wash, Repeat

Did president Obama’s State of the Union have a familiar ring to it? Maybe there’s a reason Gosh, perhaps that’s why this SOTU had the lowest audience since 2000. People generally don’t tune in as often for repeats. Over at National Review Online, Jonah Goldberg makes the point that Obama’s address should provide conservatives with a bit of reassurance. Rather than plowing some new vista

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Yes, Rubio Blew It

Sen. Marco Rubio hit a home run Tuesday night, but let’s face it, he fell on his face rounding the bases. It’s been strange to me to hear the indignation in some quarters that the press is covering an obvious and glaring gaffe. Some of the same people who are uncontrollably amused by every bumbling error Joe Biden makes think somehow the MSM is responsible

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Obama Preempts Rubio SOTU Response

President Obama Tuesday night butted in to Marco Rubio’s Republican response to his State of the Union address, staging a conference call with supporters just as Rubio was making his remarks. The call, organized for Obama’s millions-strong populist group Organizing for Action, was scheduled to begin right after Obama finished his address, which is when Rubio’s response began. The call kept untold numbers of Obama

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Obama Discovers Money Growing on Trees

President Obama Monday discovered money growing on trees on the South Lawn of the White House, a startling development that allowed him to propose government initiative after government initiative during his State of the Union address even as the nation heads toward piling up $17 trillion in debt. “It’s incredible,” said a tearful Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). “The White House informed us just

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Dorner Screws Up Obama’s Big Moment

In what hopefully will be his final destructive act, rampaging and murdering ex-police Los Angeles officer Christopher Dorner is busy tonight distracting attention from President Obama’s State of the Union speech as he appears to be going down in flames in a California cabin just as Obama is about to begin speaking. If members of Congress on TV seem to be looking at their electronics,

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White House Releases SOTU Excerpts

President Obama has a new speechwriter. I think he needs a new speechwriter. Pretty banal stuff. “It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class. It is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country – the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can

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White House Releases First Lady’s Box Guests

This is who the White House has chosen to sit in the first lady’s box. It will give you some idea of where President Obama’s focus will be during the speech. If you want more details on the guests you can download the White House release here. This is the list: Dr. Jill Biden Valerie Jarrett (of course) Sergeant Sheena Adams of Vista, California; Team Advisor &

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Pelosi to Use Fourth Grader as Prop at SOTU for Gun Control

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will lurch for viewers’ heartstrings tonight when she brings a fourth grade girl from Newtown, Connecticut to watch the State of the Union. The fourth grader will be used as a young prop to help Democrats make the point that Congress should pass sweeping gun control legislation this year. The ploy is reminiscent of President Obama’s use of children

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