In February 1998, the incomparable Michael Kelly wrote one of his most memorable columns on the scandal-ridden administration of President Bill Clinton. I have written this update to Mr. Kelly’s brilliant essay not because I think myself equal to his talents but because his remarks on the Clinton years, updated for today, are particularly apt.
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The decisive midterm election results have done little to affect President Obama’s determination to continue to expand government. As Mr. Obama nears the end of his presidency, he continues to promise “a new future” of even more big-government initiatives.
Citizens who flout the Internal Revenue Service face the prospect of jail, but when the IRS flouts the law, it’s business as usual. The case of Christine O’Donnell, former Delaware candidate for U.S. senator, highlights the continuing abuses by the sprawling agency charged with collecting our taxes.
Intractably painful life-or-death medical and legal disputes will become even more gut-wrenching and perilous under Obamacare.
Will a doctor help kill Obamacare?
The end of the Cold War provided an opportunity for a reshuffling of historic alliances and power, and Americans embraced the idea of a New World Order. Syria is the latest example of Obama’s New World Disorder.
On an ordinary summer afternoon in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas entertained herself playing in her grandmother’s front yard. With blonde hair, brown eyes, stylish glasses, and a courageous, radiant smile, Jocelyn is the picture of an adorable all-American girl.
In advocating for the monstrously long and complex statute known as Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi infamously claimed that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
Who do we love, Snowden or Obama? Just like in the “Twilight” vampire-romance series, Americans are trying to decide which hero should go home with Lady Liberty. Choose your vampire carefully.
Prominent voices from both sides of the aisle are calling for embattled Attorney General Eric Holder to resign as America’s chief law enforcement officer. Even those on the left have abandoned him. Holder has presided over a “comprehensive erosion of privacy rights, press freedom and due process,” according to liberal professor Jonathan Turley.
Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman has some explaining to do. An outcry from Shulman’s former bosses, the American taxpayers, should shame him into honestly answering five simple questions about his role in the most threatening scandal engulfing the Obama administration today.
As a public service, I am presenting this transcript of the testimony we could have heard from the IRS official in charge of tax-exempt organizations.
What should America do about gun violence? That was the Senate Judiciary Committee’s topic for its first hearing of 2013.
Once upon a time, fiscal conservatives advocated a strategy known as “starve the beast.” The theory was that cutting taxes represents the best, perhaps the only, way to check rampant government spending.
At 6’2” and 228 pounds, Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher was a formidable opponent. In the NFL, his body became a weapon on the football field. Before becoming a professional football player, Belcher had excelled as an all-American wrestler.
President Obama’s alma mater features a well-known monument nicknamed the Statue of Three Lies. The statue’s inscription reads, “John Harvard, Founder, 1638.”
The future may not belong to 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai. An outspoken advocate of education for girls, Malala bravely took on the Taliban in her troubled region in Pakistan. Malala blogged under a pen name for the BBC, detailing the condition of girls in her hometown and making a persuasive case that Pakistani girls did not violate Islamic law by wanting to learn and have opportunities.
“I’m here by myself with my infant baby,” the slight, 18-year-old widow told the 911 dispatcher. Two burly men, armed and dangerous, were breaking down the door to her remote rural home.
Is there anything interesting in Time magazine’s fawning coverage of the chief justice’s Obamacare decision? Oh yes. The 24th paragraph.