Here's a classic from the Obama playbook: Whenever you're in trouble, find a way to blame George W. Bush for it. That concept was in play on Thursday afternoon's edition of MSNBC's Martin Bashir program, when the liberal host and contributor...Show More Summary
"... through the flood of applications for groups that might not quality for exemptions, according to the I.R.S. inspector general. 'Triage,' the agency’s acting chief described it." The NYT looks into the "understaffed Cincinnati outpost"...Show More Summary
This is Peter Hitchens' Mail On Sunday column Commentators take what they want to from scandals. Already this is happening to the debate about the mass abuse of young girls in Oxford. The Left are blaming the law for being...
It began in earnest last Friday. A flash mob of latte drinking, tofu eating media that has done its best to quell, rather than fan the flames of truth, turned on one of their own. Jay Carney lay bludgeoned at the base of the podium, a victim of friendly fire. Show More Summary
A staggering 84 percent of New York City fast food workers reports having been a victim of wage theft, a new survey finds. Things are even worse for fast food delivery workers—100 percent of them report wage theft. The New York State...Show More Summary
(CNN) - Treasury officials were made aware in June 2012 that the IRS inspector general was reviewing the office that handles tax-exempt applications, but a letter from October shows that the inspector general did not highlight the audit as a top concern for the agency. In a memo dated October 15, 2012, to then-Treasury Secretary […]
Caitlin O’Neil compares writing to mixing drinks. But: Mind you, I’m not advising mixing writing and drinking, even if Christopher Hitchens begged to differ. Hemingway and Faulkner, God love them, got away with it, but in my experience the only thing gained when writing while inebriated is confusion (and spelling errors). Drinking and writing are […]
President Barack Obama had to console an elementary school student in Baltimore on Friday after the student failed to come up with the correct answer to "2 minus 1" when Obama asked students basic arithmetic questions. Obama repliedShow More Summary
The inter-movement fights of the skeptic world, like geek gate-keeping in the geek world, is something I keep tabs on from afar. Though I am an atheist, a skeptic and–I think it’s fair to say– fairly geeky, I simply don’t have time to immerse myself in these worlds. But I am always lurking, always watching…to [...]
There will not be a Triple Crown winner again this year as Oxbow defeated Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, at the Preakness Stakes on Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland. Gary Stevens, the legendary 50-year-old jockey who came out of retirement, rode Oxbow to victory. Show More Summary
Gov. Christie defends his role in publicly funded TV ads (via NJ.com) BURLINGTON — Gov. Chris Christie today defended his starring role in publicly funded tourism ads that Democrats say gives him an unfair advantage in the race for governor. “I’m happy and proud to have me and my family in those ads and I [...]
One person was killed in Alexandria Friday night when thousands of Muslims tried to storm the Al-Azraa Church during clashes with Coptic Christians. Al-Abram reported: One person has died and dozens injured in clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians in … Continue reading ?
Shields and Brooks on Government Scandals, Remembering Watergate (via PBS News Hour) JUDY WOODRUFF: And to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. That is syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. So, gentlemen, it’s only been one week, but it’s been three giant headaches for the Obama administration, for the president. [...]
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford "turned down three chances on Friday to address the specifics of media reports about a video in which he appears to smoke crack cocaine and utter an anti-gay slur," the Toronto Star reports. The mayor later told...Show More Summary