There are so many outrageous aspects to the IRS targeting conservative groups matter that it’s hard to decide even where to begin. Since the story broke a week or so ago, it’s been one revelation after another. We’ve already had two House Congressional hearings.
- May 22nd, 2013
- May 15th, 2013
An Administration can usually survive one scandal, no matter how problematic. Ronald Reagan weathered the Iran Contra imbroglio, although his second term was sidetracked to a considerable degree by the necessity of its handling. Bill Clinton was impeached in his second term (although ultimately not removed from office) due to his lying under oath (perjury) related to the Lewinski scandal.
- May 8th, 2013
If you’re like me, you were deeply disappointed in the results of the Presidential election last November. And a little surprised – well, a lot surprised.
Barack Obama won a second term, and he was at the top of his game. He was confident, in fact cocky. He won the election, and he would have things his way.
- May 1st, 2013
As I begin writing this week’s blog, I’m at the DMZ (the Demilitarized Zone) between North and South Korea. (One of the Air Force officers who briefed us said the term “Demilitarized Zone” is a misnomer, since it is actually the most highly militarized border on earth.)
I’m here in my capacity as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. Tension in this part of the world has increased dramatically in recent months as a result of the bellicose rantings and threats from North Korea’s young, irresponsible, and potentially dangerous leader, Kim Jong-un. He has threatened a nuclear strike on the United States (which he may or may not have the ability to deliver at this time.)
First, some history. Approximately 30 thousand U.S.