- In Florida, Timely Injustice
- Is Democracy In Trouble?
- Evangelical Groups Claim IRS Practicing ‘Viewpoint Discrimination’
- Benghazi Interview: Pickering Dissects Congressional Follies, Media Coverage, And ‘Cover-Up’ Charges
- WATCH: Karl Rove Equates His Dark-Money ‘Social Welfare’ PAC With The NAACP
- Virginia GOP Nominates Candidate For Lt. Governor Who Says ‘The Idea That Barack Obama Is a Christian Is Laughable’
WASHINGTON — We know American politics are dysfunctional. But after a week of scandal obsession during which the nation’s capital and the media virtually ignored the problems most voters care about — jobs, incomes, growth, opportunity, education — it’s worth asking if there is something especially flawed about our democracy.Read more...
Even before the ink was dry on the Treasury Department Inspector General’s report on the IRS, Franklin Graham, son of evangelical icon Billy Graham, wrote a letter to President Obama, demanding that the president “take some immediate action to reassure Americans we are not in a new chapter of America’s history—repressive government rule.Read more...
Benghazi Interview: Pickering Dissects Congressional Follies, Media Coverage, And ‘Cover-Up’ ChargesJoe Conason
No doubt the degraded quality of congressional oversight astonishes Thomas Pickering, the distinguished American diplomat who oversaw the State Department’s Benghazi review board — although he tries not to say so too directly.Read more...
In Aesop’s fable, “Boy Who Cried Wolf,” the boy gets a few free cries before all his credibility is gone and his flock becomes wolf snacks.Read more...
When you’re so unhinged that even RightWingWatch considers you too crazy to cover, perhaps you should think about getting professional help. But that’s the thing about conservatives in this country… there’s no such thing as “too crazy” anymore.Read more...
President Barack Obama promoted his economic agenda during a Friday afternoon speech in Baltimore, Maryland, on the latest stop of his “Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour.”
Obama, whose second term has been dominated by gun and immigration reform efforts, has recently begun to re-emphasize the economic priorities that he laid out in his State of the Union address.
This week, Weekend Reader brings you an excerpt from The Price Of Justice: A True Story Of Greed And Corruption, by Laurence Leamer. A real-life drama, The Price Of Justice details a court case in West Virginia in which Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy, one of the top coal-producing companies in the U.S.Read more...
Can President Barack Obama put out the brush fires that are sucking the air out of his second-term agenda? Can he stop the spread of mini-scandals that are consuming Washington?
No, he cannot. The president could (unconstitutionally) shutter every Internal Revenue Service office and fire every staffer, from top-ranking executives to lowly administrative aides, and it would hardly matter.
If you’ve been watching TV news recently, you’ve probably heard someone try to compare President Obama to Richard Nixon.
“I find the comparison — that whoever is making the analysis is challenged in their understanding of history.
Testifying in front of the House Ways and Means Committee, acting IRS commissioner Steve Miller apologized for his agency Friday.
“I want to apologize on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service for the mistakes that we made and the poor service that we provided,” Miller said. “The affected organizations and the American public deserve better.
Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) probably should have seen this coming when he decided to lie to the mother of a heroic mass-shooting victim.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns has released a new ad attacking Flake for his double-talk on expanding gun sale background checks.
A new Gallup poll finds that Americans are paying less attention to the Benghazi and IRS “scandals” than they typically do to major news stories.
Republicans are more likely than Independents or Democrats to be following both stories.
They are also more inclined to believe both stories merit serious investigation.Read more...
Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing.Read more...
The National Memo’s David Cay Johnston explained the real scandal at the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday’s Democracy Now.Read more...