Actually, if you only listen to NPR and other liberal media (which you shouldn’t), you might never know that whistleblowers like Gregory Hicks—a formerly high-ranking official of the Obama State Department and a “registered Democrat who voted for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama”—have been testifying about how the administration failed to protect our diplomats in Libya and then tried to cover it up.
May 12, 2013
This seems pretty thuggish: Apparently in recent years the IRS has targeted Tea Party groups for additional “scrutiny”.
This has been covered everywhere, from local Tea Party groups to National Review Online:
- Cincinnati East Tea Party, “IRS Apologizes for Unfair Tea Party Scrutiny”
- NRO, Kevin Williamson, “The IRS’s Tea-Party Targeting: An apology, but no explanation”
. . . groups with the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their names were improperly targeted for additional levels of tax-status review by the agency. Those actions, she said, were “wrong” and “inappropriate,” but she denied that they were the result of political bias against tea-party groups. When asked how the IRS determined that the actions were not the result of political bias, Ms. Lerner could only say, “That is not how we do things.”
Jonah Goldberg has an interesting discussion in the Corner about Niall Ferguson and John Maynard Keynes. Apparently the trend toward more and more militant “acceptance” of homosexuality has made at least one previously mainstream academic discussion now a potentially career-ending third rail.
Incidentally, did you know that Keynes was homosexual?
. . . [Keynes] himself described the Bloomsbury mindset as a rejection of all standards:
April 22, 2013
“The weather gets warmer, and so many questionable decisions get made.”
Last Thursday the campaign against the Cincinnati parking deal turned in its signatures: more than 19,800.
To put repeal of the deal on the ballot as a city-wide referendum this November, WCPO explains, we needed
8,729 signatures of registered voters who live within city limits. That’s 10 percent of the turnout in Cincinnati for the last gubernatorial election.
March 29, 2013
In the church year, Easter is when the we remember Christ’s resurrection and ultimate triumph over death; Good Friday is when we remember that we, in our sin, put Him to death.
In observance of Good Friday today, Mark Steyn reprints his 2004 review of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. (Note that this link will probably expire.)
Instead of Jesus the wimp, Mel gives us Jesus the Redeemer. He died for our sins — ie, the “violent end” is the critical bit, not just an unfortunate misunderstanding cruelly cutting short a promising career in gentle teaching. . . .
March 28, 2013
Judge Winkler has made his decision: The referendum petition drive will be allowed to continue. If we get enough signatures in the next few days, the people will get to vote in November on whether to repeal City Council’s “privatization” of city parking meters, lots, and garages.
If you’re a Cincinnati voter and want to sign the petition but haven’t yet, one option will be this Saturday:
. . . 9 AM to 5 PM in Mt. Lookout Square. We can accept with drive-thru signatures as well as signatures from pedestrians.