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The Invisible Founder

(118) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 12:01 PM

Conservative radio host Mark Levin: "We do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny."

A senior Republican aide, quoted in Politico: "It is more likely you default [on the national debt] than you raise any taxes."

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers:...

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Stoicism for Modern Stresses: 5 Lessons From Cato

(252) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 11:20 AM

Julius Caesar wanted to end him. George Washington wanted to be him. And for two thousand years, he was a singular subject of plays, poetry, and paintings, with admirers as diverse as Benjamin Franklin, the poet Dante, and the Stoic emperor Marcus Aurelius.

Yet, for all that, you've probably never...

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Rome's Last Citizen

(222) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 4:24 PM

Excerpt from Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar by Rob Goodman and HuffPost Managing Editor Jimmy Soni

Preface: The Dream

General Washington paused and studied his boot prints in the newly thawed mud. He took a deep breath of spring...

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Five Reasons Why Stoicism Matters Today

(132) Comments | Posted September 29, 2012 | 5:34 PM

For all the press that Bill Clinton has gotten for his epic, seemingly-half-improvised convention stem-winder, one of the most revealing lines has barely earned a mention at all. We were surprised to hear Clinton call Barack Obama "a man cool on the outside, but

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National Security As Culture War: Why Civil Libertarians Lose the Argument

(75) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 2:30 PM

Why is Guantanamo still open? Why has there been no public accounting for the Bush Administration's use of torture? Why does President Obama successfully claim the right to assassinate American citizens living abroad accused of terrorism?

And why do civil libertarians lose arguments of this sort time and...

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How Romney's Wealth Can Shake Up American Politics

(27) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 12:45 PM

Here is Mitt as Everyman: tucked behind the wheel of a Chrysler, taking a leisurely drive through Detroit, asking the camera how the liberals and the unions have managed to bring this once-proud city so low. The ad, one of his latest, cuts from Mitt Romney in...

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