Obama’s callous disregard for casualties

Approximately 80% of the fatalities our military has suffered in Afghanistan have taken place on Obama’s watch. Some might excuse that if Obama honestly believed it was in our national interest. But according to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates in his new memoir, Duty, Obama expected the strategy to fail. He ordered the surge only because he thought it would benefit him politically.

Does the press care? No, what they care about is a stupid political decision to cause a traffic jam on the way to a bridge.

Yes, the IRS scandal IS a big deal

Peggy Noonan writes that “nothing can damage us more as a nation than what is happening at the Internal Revenue Service.”

What does it mean when half the country—literally half the country—understands that the revenue-gathering arm of its federal government is politically corrupt, sees them as targets, and will shoot at them if they try to raise their heads? That is the kind of thing that can kill a country, letting half its citizens believe that they no longer have full political rights.