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Monthly Archives: May 2013

IRS vs. the Engelbrechts.

Peggy Noonan puts a human face on the IRS abuses: But the most important IRS story came not from the hearings but from Mike Huckabee’s program on Fox News Channel. He interviewed and told the story of Catherine Engelbrecht—a nice woman, a citizen, an American. She and her husband live in Richmond, Texas. They have […]

It’s more than just the scandals.

The WSJ provides a view of the forest rather than the trees, which underscores the repeated point that the Obama scandals have done more to champion the cause of limited government than could 1,000 tea parties. If the scandal is showing anything, it is that the White House has a bizarre notion of accountability in […]

IRS “Customer Service.”

Here’s Charles Krauthammer: “Horrible customer service.” That’s what the newly fired IRS commissioner averred was the agency’s only sin in singling out conservative political groups for discriminatory treatment. In such grim proceedings one should be grateful for unintended humor. Horrible customer service is when every patron in a restaurant finds a fly in his soup. But when the maitre […]

Media still deflecting for Obama’s IRS & Benghazi messes.

Obama a new Nixon? Oh, get serious. By [Washington Post] Editorial Board, May 16, 2013 STANDING BEFORE reporters Thursday, President Obama declined an invitation to compare the recent scandals weighing down his administration with those that forced President Nixon to resign in 1974. So allow us to do the work for him: There is no […]

Obama hat trick of abuses vindicate the Tea Party.

Contrast these two statements: You’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. […]

Benghazi questions remain, yet information was learned.

When it comes to Benghazi the Democrats and — far more shamefully — the mainstream media stick to two main retorts, writes Guy Benson from TownHall. “That no major questions remain regarding the 9/11 terrorist assault on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya  — and second, that no new information emerged from the whistle-blowers’ hours-long testimony.  […]

On Gitmo, Obama has two faces.

“The idea that we would still maintain forever a group of individuals who have not been tried, that is contrary to who we are. It is contrary to our interests and it needs to stop,” responded President Obama earlier this week to questions regarding terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. To whom exactly is our […]

Obama’s “Green Line” for Syria (and other autocrats).

“We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus. That would change my equation. . . . We’re monitoring that situation very carefully. […]