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February 13, 2013 12:17 AM

Obama or Cicero?

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

It’s no contest for me. I am not going to be listening Barack Obama tell us how much more of our money he wants to take to pay for his fiscal incontinence. My cardiologist, worried about my blood pressure, forbids me to listen to Barack Obama in general.  A “State of the (dis)Union” address would [...]

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