(The Root) -- The confederacy of dunces that makes up the Republican Party leadership and Fox News want you to believe that liberal operatives at the IRS abused power -- for political purposes -- by scrutinizing conservative Tea Party affiliates applying for tax-exempt 501(c)(4) status. Show More Summary
In response to White House's Pfeiffer Does 'Full Monty' (Python) on Obama Scandals: Conservatives, libertarians, and especially the Tea Party are often accused by liberals of "hating the government." We don't hate it. Besides being jealous...Show More Summary
If four years ago, a Liberal Democrat politician had attempted to portray the Lib Dems as the natural party of government we all would have laughed. But that is just… Continue reading The post The Liberal Democrats, the natural party of government? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
I've sometimes found Washington Post humorist Alexandra Petri a bit of a liberal jerk, like when she discussed what the 2012 presidential contenders should have given up for Lent, as in Rick Santorum needed to give up talking and Newt Gingrich needed to just give up. Show More Summary
On Saturday, Louisiana's Republican Governor Bobby Jindal directly tied President Barack Obama's trifecta of scandals (IRS, AP, and Benghazi) to big-government liberalism. Speaking at the Virginia Republican Party convention, JindalShow More Summary
Many liberals have objected to the IRS's targeting of conservative groups, but others see nothing wrong with it, including one Kossack who asserted this week that the revenuers in Cincinnati were simply "doing their job." As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym. read more
I spoke at length with DeChristopher about hacking the Democratic party, arcane but vulnerable processes like elections and auctions, why Americans really should spend more time in prison, and other tragicomic matters of consequence. Read up, plug in, turn out.
Over the past two weeks, I have been working with people from all the other groups on the new Cornwall Council to seek to form a new administration. I blogged last week about the Liberal Democrat desire to bring all the parties together...Show More Summary
Well, let us not ignore the upcoming election cycle simply because the Obama administration has decided to go utterly mad this week. Below for your dubious delectation is a video from the New Mexico Republican party on one Tim Keller, who is being pushed out as a stealth liberal challenger to Governor Susana Martinez next year. Show More Summary
Today marks the one-week anniversary of the Internal Revenue Service's disclosure that it improperly scrutinized certain conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. As an inspector general report on the practice found, groups with phrases like "tea party," "patriots" and "9/12 project" were targeted for the "Be On the Look Out" or "BOLO" list, and often [...]
A few readers with tax expertise chime in: All I do all day is advise c3s and c4s on this stuff (only liberal and nonpartisan ones – so I write this email as an ideological opponent of the Tea Party groups). And I can tell you Noam’s argument is off. Only a very experienced nonprofit […]
The Russian parliament has ordered an inquiry into comments by Leonid Gozman in which the former leader of a once prominent liberal political party equated Red Army counterintelligence units to the Waffen-SS, State Duma First Deputy Speaker Ivan Melnikov said on Thursday.
The group was treated much as the Tea Party was by the IRS. “Progress Texas and the Tea Party strongly disagree on the role of government,” the group’s executive director, Ed Espinoza, said in a statement. “Yet, when we applied for tax-exempt status, Progress Texas received the same type of additional scrutiny that Tea Party [...]
We already know that the IRS developed “inappropriate criteria” for screening Tea Party groups that were applying for tax-exempt status as 501(c)(4)s. But did any liberal groups receive the same heavy scrutiny? Some new reporting from Bloomberg suggests that at … Continue reading ?
We've heard from several readers about this article last night in Bloomberg which some readers believe contradicts the main premise of the IRS scandal - that right-leaning or Tea Party groups were targeted for extra scrutiny. But I don't think...
Greg Korte in USA Today today: In February 2010, the Champaign Tea Party in Illinois received approval of its tax-exempt status from the IRS in 90 days, no questions asked. That was the month before the Internal Revenue Service started singling out Tea Party groups for special treatment. Show More Summary
The maelstrom over the revelation that the IRS targeted anti-tax Tea Party groups applying for tax exempt status for scrutiny is showing no signs of slowing down, with Republicans seeing their chance to milk a scandal for political purposes. Show More Summary
Remember what we were told when this explosive story first broke less than a week ago? The IRS official in charge of tax exemptions for...
Florida Governor Rick Scott has cause quite a stir among the liberal Democratic Party and its media following, after he stated that he felt former Republican Congressman Allen West would make "a great Lieutenant Governor." The Huffington...Show More Summary
MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts is an openly liberal host who frequently makes disparaging comments towards conservatives and the Republican Party. And as it the modus operandi at the network, he frequently brings on fellow liberals to bash conservatives,...Show More Summary