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Targeted Tea Party Activists Are Outraged Over ‘Lost’ IRS Emails

 HONOLULU—Hawaii tea party leaders are outraged the Internal Revenue Service lost emails of Lois Lerner, former director of IRS’ Exempt Organizations Unit,  during a critical time when the agency admitted to targeting conservative groups for additional scrutiny. The agency informed Congress of the missing emails in a letter last week. The IRS said Lerner’s emails […] Continue reading →

Weed is the New Jesus in Colorado

Michael Schaus,  Sure… Sunday was Easter Sunday (the most important day of the year for the world’s 2-3 billion Christians). But, c’mon! It was 4:20 dude! And while millions of Americans flocked to their churches and Cathedrals, the Denver Post thought the front-page story of the day ought to be Colorado’s annual “toke-out” at Civic […] Continue reading →

California puts union patronage above public service

 On July 2, 1881, a disgruntled federal job seeker named Charles Guiteau shot James Garfield as he waited at a Washington, D.C., train station – eventually killing the 20th president and triggering reforms that still influence the way government operates. Before the assassination, Congress debated the need for a civil service. When new presidents came into power, they […] Continue reading →

Missing jet reveals uncomfortable Malaysian truths

 It’s apparently a challenge to find people satisfied with the Malaysian government’s performance in its search for Flight 370: A mainstream daily newspaper here ran a story Monday on praise being lavished by an anonymous Facebook user from Sweden. The mysterious disappearance of a Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard would test any government, but […] Continue reading →

Putin and Obama: Brothers in Tyranny

Clarice Feldman In Moscow and St. Petersburg thousands protested when opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to five years imprisonment on the charge of embezzling from a state-owned timber company. The conviction, like that of other Putin opponents, seems fabricated to stifle opposition to the regime. The usual poseurs here and in Europe — poseurs […] Continue reading →

The Politics of Fame

Bill O’Reilly One of the downsides of being famous is that folks pay far more attention to you than they should. American celebrities are constantly under surveillance, and every word they say is subject to scrutiny. So be careful what you wish for if you desire fame. No human being should be a goldfish. That […] Continue reading →

Racial Engineering: A web still tangled

By: George Will “In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.”     — Justice Harry Blackmun, 1978      “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”     — Chief Justice John Roberts, 2007 WASHINGTON — Blackmun was concurring in the Bakke […] Continue reading →

Jackie Gingrich Cushman: City on a Hill

The phrase “City on a Hill” was coined by John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He penned a directive as he crossed the ocean from England to New England aboard the Arabella in early 1630. His passengers were primarily Puritans who had fled England in search of religious freedom. Winthrop wanted […] Continue reading →