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I’ve been tough on Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial campaign, primarily because it has been contentless. In the absence of any positive image he leaves himself open to attacks that he is ideological extreme. But he’s kept challenger Terry McAuliffe … Continue reading ?
On “Meet the Press,” New York Times columnist David Brooks declared: [T]his IRS story is going to be big. It’s going to confirm a lot of suspicions a lot of Republicans have. You combine that with the Benghazi thing, you combine … Continue reading ?
UP: Mainstream media coverage of Benghazi. DOWN: Jay Carney. UP: Voters’ willingness for forgive any personal misconduct. DOWN: Family values. UP: Analogies to the Nixon administration. DOWN: Hiring immigration theorists without vetting them. UP: Whistleblowers. DOWN: The Obama second term. UP: … Continue reading ?
Most of us suspected this from the get-go. “A federal watchdog’s upcoming report says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups in 2011. The disclosure contradicts public statements by former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who … Continue reading ?
Who said it? 1. “They’re in the midst of a presidential campaign. The narrative by the Obama campaign is that Bin Laden is dead, the — al-Qaeda is on the run, not to worry about anything. And here comes this … Continue reading ?
The Post reports: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has gone, hat in hand, to health industry officials, asking them to make large financial donations to help with the effort to implement President Obama’s landmark health-care law, two people … Continue reading ?
Most of the excitement and flurry of news reports Friday on Benghazi concerned the changing CIA talking points. Overlooked is what is most important, namely what didn’t change. From the get go, the CIA drafted document following Friday, Sept. 14?s … Continue reading ?
There were lots of contenders this week. A trio of State Department witnesses showed us the best face of public service. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) laid out a conservative vision emphasizing community. Democrats, including liberal pundits, implored the president to stand … Continue reading ?
Jason Richwine, the co-author of a controversial Heritage study that has invited an avalanche of blistering criticism, has resigned from Heritage, the first step in what will be an effort to contain the damage arising from the report. Richwine’s dissertation … Continue reading ?
The answer to every scandal in this administration is: The career people did it. Now it is the career people at the Internal Revenue Service, as the Post reports: The IRS official who oversees tax-exempt groups, Lois Lerner, acknowledged at … Continue reading ?
The Washington media’s monument to itself, the Newseum, has created a firestorm by choosing to honor two terrorists working for an Hamas owned “news” outlet killed by Israelis during the Gaza conflict. Buzzfeed reports in the statement sent out by Jonathan Thompson, … Continue reading ?
If one theme came out of Wednesday’s hearings, it was that senior political officials were all too eager to escape blame for the Benghazi attacks, leaving permanent Foreign Service officials holding the bag. The latest attempt to repeat this theme … Continue reading ?
The Benghazi incident and the Syrian civil war are linked in a number of ways. They are both bloody after-effects of the Arab Spring. They both highlight the spread of jihadists into war-torn countries. They both point to the monumental … Continue reading ?
The 2007 immigration reform effort under George W. Bush faltered. So it is natural to wonder if the effort in 2013 won’t collapse as well. But much has changed in six years, and those changes work to the benefit of … Continue readin...
About time. The New York Times’ public editor: “Whatever the politics here — and there’s undeniably plenty of that — there are also deeper issues of government secrecy, the culture of retaliation against truth-tellers and the tension between national security … Continue reading ?
As Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) telegraphed earlier in the week, the Gang of Eight’s immigration-reform plan is undergoing amendments in the Senate Judiciary to make the bill more conservative and get a large majority in the Senate. In a press release, … Continue reading ?
Dear Gen. David Petraeus: By now, you must have seen part of all of the House Oversight Committee hearing on Benghazi on Wednesday. The testimony of career civil service personnel was bracing. The testimony included the assertion that two sets … Continue reading ?
In my post yesterday on the co-author of the controversial Heritage Foundation study, I noted Jason Richwine’s dissertation adviser was George Borjas, a well-known opponent of immigration (not just illegal immigration but all immigration). In 2006 the New York Times … Continue reading ?
As day follows night, the MSM yawns after hearing testimony Wednesday damaging both to the president and Democrats’ other icon, Hillary Clinton. No blockbusters. Just politics. Well, that is just bunk. To begin with, the very compelling witness Gregory Hicks explained … Continue reading ?
Last night Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) received the Irving Kristol award from what has become the premier center-right think tank in D.C., the American Enterprise Institute. In his acceptance speech he sketched out an alternative to the progressive state, which … Continue reading ?