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    Woodward on IRS Scandal: 'There Is Obviously Something Here'

    The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward was skeptical during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” regarding President Obama’s claim that there isn’t “even a smidgen of corruption” at the Internal Revenue Service. “There is obviously something here,” Woodward said of the IRS targeting scandal. “And the question is: Does this [House] … More

    Congress Needs More Selfless Sacrifice, Coburn Suggests

    Much of the ineffectiveness and unpopularity of Congress stems from the “laziness” and selfishness of career politicians, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK)  said this morning during a CPAC discussion on what ails the legislative branch. Statesmanship and strong leadership require sacrifice, Coburn said. No wonder President Obama is emboldened to go … More

    George Will: Media Should Regard IRS Scandal Like Watergate, Iran-Contra

    Commentator George F. Will thinks the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS joins Watergate and Iran-Contra as one of the three most serious presidential scandals of the past 40 years. The difference, Will said last night on Fox News’s “Special Report,” is that Republican presidents were part of those … More

    Marriage and Faux Federalism

    George Will opens his recent column criticizing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on federalism grounds by quoting from a 1948 Supreme Court case: “[U]nder the Constitution, the regulation and control of marital and family relationships are reserved to the States.” What he doesn’t point out is that the citation … More

    William F. Buckley Jr.: Remembering a Conservative Founder

    For many, being “conservative” isn’t enough. No, people on the political right tend to subdivide into smaller groupings: neoconservative, fiscal conservative, social conservative, crunchy conservative (one who enjoys eating granola at lunch). Sometimes conservatives focus on individual issues and miss the big picture. Luckily, an intellectual leader showed us how … More

    Capitalizing on the "99 Percent" (VIDEO)

    Some months ago, President Obama famously announced: “You didn’t build that.” The “context” of that quote remains controversial. The White House claims that Obama simply meant that nobody can succeed in business unless government first provides things, including infrastructure and education. That’s arguable. Big government, after all, tends to throw … More

    Nationalizing Education

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently said that the idea that the Obama Administration is working to implement national standards and tests “is a conspiracy theory in search of a conspiracy.” Duncan can deny that the federal government is on the verge of creating a national curriculum—an unprecedented federal overreach—but as George … More

    George Will Makes a Point on Defense

    In a recent comment George Will threw down the gauntlet to conservatives to explain how the White House hasn’t stolen their traditional claim championing a strong national defense. His challenge was no more stark than in rehashing the president’s line on counterterrorism. Will wrote, “Osama bin Laden and many other “high-value … More

    Factually Incorrect With Bill Maher

    During the weekly round table discussion on ABC’s This Week, Bill Maher made an astonishing claim. He claimed that Brazil has “gone off oil” in the last 30 years. He said: So, you know, I could certainly criticize oil companies, and I could criticize America in general for not attacking … More

    “China Rising?” The Post Gets It Mostly Right

    Something odd happened today at the Washington Post.  The editors at the Post wrote a solid editorial on China and, a page later, the esteemed George Will got caught in the web of China myths. The main point of the Post editorial is spot on: the Obama administration largely misplayed … More