Political Scandals

Why the E-Gate Epidemic?

From Petraeus to Hillary, public servants have been trying to manipulate the historical record in their favor. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Former CIA director David Petraeus plea-bargained to a misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material after having given classified government information to his one-time mistress, Paula Broadwell. How …

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2014: Obama’s America

Scandals now come so fast that each new mess makes us forget the previous one. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The summer of 2014 will go down in history as the season when America fell apart. Let’s take a tour of the disasters.  Germany in 2008 enthusiastically hosted candidate Barack Obama for …

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The Federal Octopus

Federal agencies now exist not for the public good but for their employees’ benefit and Obama’s agenda. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online When IRS Commissioner John Koskinen arrogantly told Congress that he had no apologies for an agency that has targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny, had a top-ranking bureaucrat take the Fifth Amendment, …

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Was Benghazi a Scandal?

Scandals — or fundamental transformations? by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online If the CIA wanted to smuggle guns to Syria or interrogate al-Qaeda suspects in Benghazi, that was its business, not necessarily the administration’s. To the degree Obama was involved in overseeing events in Libya, his involvement was most likely limited to a vague …

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Fictions as Truth

For the Obama administration narrative to be accurate about the swap of five Taliban/al-Qaeda-related kingpins for Sgt. Bergdahl, we are asked to believe the following: by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media For the Obama administration narrative to be accurate about the swap of five Taliban/al-Qaeda-related kingpins for Sgt. Bergdahl, we are asked to believe …

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Partisan Politics, Bad Ideas & the Bergdahl Swap

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine President Obama’s exchange of 5 high-ranking Taliban murderers for a soldier who possibly was a deserter and collaborator encapsulates everything that is wrong with this administration’s foreign policy. The serial failures of the past 5 years reflect a toxic brew of partisan politics and naïve ideology. Share This

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Lord Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJMedia If we were living in normal times, the following scandals and failures — without going into foreign policy — would have ruined a presidency to the point of reducing it to Nixon, Bush, or Truman poll ratings. Think of the following: the Fast and Furious scandal, the VA mess, the …

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Harry Reid: A McCarthy for Our Time

The senator is a throwback to a type of American Politics better left forgotten. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online We should ask Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) the same question once posed to Senator Joseph McCarthy by U.S. Army head-counsel Robert N. Welch: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At …

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Progressive Insurance

The right ideological credentials mean never having to say you’re sorry. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher …

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One California for me, another for thee

by Victor Davis Hanson // Tribune Content Agency  No place on the planet is as beautiful and as naturally rich as California. And few places have become as absurd. Currently, three California state senators are either under felony indictment or already have been convicted. State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) made a political career out of demanding harsher state gun-control laws. …

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