Tag: Benghazi

Who’s Paying Attention?

If you don’t watch Fox News or depend on other alternative media sources, you might think the IRS scandal is passé because you haven’t heard much about it lately. That appears to be a deliberate choice of the other networks and newspaper outlets. Yet there is a lot going on. Well, let me rephrase that: there is a lot of avoidance of finding the facts going on. It’s not due to a lack of diligence by the Congress; Republicans in… Read more »

True & False Liberty

The latest political firestorm, the revelation of the extent of the NSA’s data-mining to include storage of records of nearly all phone calls placed by American citizens, has led to deep concerns about the liberties supposedly guaranteed by the Constitution, particularly the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. These concerns are showing up regularly in political cartoons such as this one: I share that concern. I believe in liberty. However, this controversy has also helped highlight two very… Read more »

Overwhelmed by Scandals?

We’re in danger of having our senses overwhelmed by the sheer number of scandals emanating from the current administration. One might think this would do severe damage, yet, as during the Clinton years, it’s possible the public may become desensitized with the constant flow of information. We may hit the “overload” point. That would be devastating for the future health of the nation. We must stay focused and get to the whole truth. Another concern is that the newest scandal,… Read more »

Don’t Erect That Pedestal Just Yet

As of this past Sunday, we have a new household name: Edward Snowden. In these two-plus days of his notoriety, his actions have divided people, and not clearly along ideological lines. Some conservatives and liberals support what he has done; others deplore his decision. What has he done? Working with a company contracting with the National Security Agency (NSA), he leaked secret information about the “date-mining” the NSA is doing. Then he left everything and everyone behind, sneaked over to… Read more »

Holder, Obama, & the Current Scandals

The pressure is mounting on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. His transgressions predate the current scandals, but these recent revelations certainly highlight the basic character of the man. This is a character that was evident to many from the start, but only now has the knowledge spread to the more general population. The chief law enforcer for the country should be above reproach. That doesn’t describe Holder. In the bizzaro world of Democrat politics, President Obama doesn’t seem to… Read more »

The Source of All the Scandals?

Have you noticed how often Friday afternoons become a dumping ground for bad news? The Obama administration has become skilled at releasing all information harmful to the president late on Fridays when few are watching. They apparently hope that the coming weekend will limit the damage. Some commentators have begun to refer to this as the “Friday Dump.” Well, I’m about to do some dumping of my own today, but at least I’m not hiding it. There have been so… Read more »

Veiled Disdain & Baghdad Jay

I watched some of the House hearing on Friday when outgoing IRS commissioner Steven Miller was being questioned. First impressions can be wrong at times, but my first impression of Miller was confirmed as the hearing progressed. What I saw was a man who seemed to think it somehow beneath him to be forced to appear before these congressmen. I sensed an air of superiority in Miller, combined with a thinly veiled disdain for the entire proceedings. His testimony, such… Read more »