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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White House Chief of Staff Delivers Weekly Message in Spanish

Are we a bilingual country or what!! Usually it’s some lower level functionary, but this morning the second most powerful person in the White House is speaking Spanish to America. I feel so bad for my grandparents today. How is it that Roosevelt never gave one of his fireside chats in Yiddish? I mean, there were lots Jewish immigrants from the shtetls in the country at

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Obama Tacitly Rejects Boehner’s Lawsuit

The system is rigged! That’s the conclusion of our president about the essential unfairness and repression that exists in the United States, used as justification for continuing to “go it alone” without Congress. The system. What system? Is this some college dorm bullshit session where we toss around the latest observations from our favorite Marxist Poli Sci professor? No, it’s this week’s weekly presidential address,

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Obama: Health Insurance is a “Right”

You now have the right to health insurance. President Obama decreed it in a radio address the White House made available Saturday morning. So, as Jefferson surely intended, you have a right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and managed care. What does that mean, exactly, that you have a “right” to health insurance? I get that Obamacare provides everyone with access to insurance.

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Obama: Republicans Would Repeal Financial Reform

In this week’s address. President Obama touts the financial reform bill – Democrats have labeled it Wall Street Reform to make it more appealing – and says Republicans will act to repeal it. This is a good and fair strategy, for once, out of the White House. The financial reform legislation is actually about the only major piece of legislation Obama has signed that is

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Mr. President, What are you Talking About?

President Obama launches this week’s address to the nation with a fallacy that I assume, if repeated enough, will begin to be generally accepted, if it isn’t already. Here’s what he said. After a decade of hardship for middle class families, and a recession that wiped away millions of jobs, we are in the middle of a tough fight to rebuild this economy and put

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Obama’s Weekly Address

President Obama announces that the Department of Veterans Affairs, led by Secretary Shinseki, will begin making it easier for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to receive the benefits and treatment they need.

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