May 29, 2013
I believe Lois Lerner

Last week, appearing before the House Oversight Committee, Lois Lerner told the elected officials that she had done nothing wrong. I believe her. Let me rephrase that. I believe that she believes she's done nothing wrong. Because, it turns out, what she was doing from 2010 through sometime in 2012 and possibly continuing even today […]

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May 29, 2013
Tone deaf

Last week the IRS official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations sorta-testified before Congress to the fact that she'd done nothing illegal before invoking her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination for her non-illegal actions. Today, Obama spokesflack Jay Carney had this to say about the quality of the testimony IRS officials have been providing Congress. […]

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May 20, 2013
Columbia Journalism Review Fail

The Columbia Journalism Review's tagline is "The future of media is here." If it is, then journalism is in worse shape than it appears—and that takes some doing. In the days following Kirsten Power's "Come to Jesus" column calling out the mainstream media for its failure I pointed out to a shocked Mollie Hemingway of […]

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May 18, 2013
Absolute power corrupts absolutely

If you missed much of the testimony of outgoing, acting,  IRS Commissioner Steven Miller before a House committee on Friday, then you didn't see one of the most infuriating performances by an ostensibly public servant in recent history. Miller, who will leave his post two weeks early cannot be trusted with a hot dog cart, […]

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May 13, 2013
How government bureaucrats are like the media

This morning's "Morning Jolt" e-newsletter written by National Review's Jim Geraghty has some discussion of the Obama administration scandal du jour that the IRS targeted conservative groups with "Tea Party" and "Patriot" in their names for extra harrassment scrutiny when filing for tax-exempt status. We don't yet know who exactly knew what and when. There's no evidence […]

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May 8, 2013
Media bias illustrated

Earlier today, three whistleblowers testified before a House committee investigating security decisions made prior to the Benghazi attack, the attack itself, the Obama administration's response to the attack and charges of  a cover-up. If you were counting on the Big 3 broadcast networks and the establishment press to tell you what this was all about, […]

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