IRS keyword targets: Tea Party, Conservative, Patriot, Constitution
Sheila Liaugminas | 18 Jun 2013
Wait…what? Some of this slipped through the cracks as the fault lines continued to erupt over the past many weeks of rolling scandals out of the Obama administration. Even the willing media could only cover so much, and there has been so much. But startling and disturbing as it all is, this is an administration that targets ideological opponents. How did the Constitution get in there?
Obama administration scandals and public opinion polls
Sheila Liaugminas | 14 Jun 2013
Yet another ‘Breaking News!’ alert sounded on one of the several networks that resorts to them too frequently, and this time the breaking news was that ‘the public is losing trust in the Obama administration.’ Really? Really?
Leaks and allegiances: The line between hero and traitor
Sheila Liaugminas | 11 Jun 2013
Identifying the ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’ used to be a function of political alignment with the left or right back in the days of, oh, about a month or two ago. Then the leaks and scandals that had been building out of sight for months and years seemed to suddenly erupt. Practically all at once. Skipping past Benghazi, the IRS, the Justice Department and the initial NSA revelations, we’re now at a point where Edward Snowden and Julian Assange and Bradley Manning are being talked about in the same sentence with an odd sense of disorientation.
Obama administration is losing credibility
Sheila Liaugminas | 7 Jun 2013
Or as the New York Times put it, at least briefly, “the administration has now lost all credibility.” Before they moderated their criticism. Though even moderated, it was still criticism of the obvious egregious abuse of power.
Gosnell forced recalculation of missing children
Sheila Liaugminas | 31 May 2013
Among other things the trial of notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell did to jolt cultural awareness of what abortion is and does, it gave us a whole new sense of how we count children who have gone missing in America.
What is 'wrong' at the IRS?
Sheila Liaugminas | 24 May 2013
It’s like asking congressional interrogators to define the meaning of ‘is’. In the growing IRS scandal under congressional investigation, the IRS chief who has the most to say refuses to say anything other than that she did nothing wrong.
"Obama's campaign to silence"
Sheila Liaugminas | 21 May 2013
That, by the usually Obama friendly Christian Science Monitor, is a pretty apt description of what’s going on lately.
IRS targeting scandal grows, among others
Sheila Liaugminas | 17 May 2013
There is bi-partisan outrage over the widening scope of the revelation that the powerful Internal Revenue Service has been targeting groups said to be conservative for the past couple of years. But the IRS target list was much wider than that, and the agency’s treatment of these groups and citizens is both shocking and disturbing.