BY ELSPETH REEVE?
Fifteen months after?The National Review ended its relationship with longtime writer John Derbyshire for an essay he wrote for TakiMag.com in which he instructs his children to be afraid of black people, the conservative magazine?has published Victor Davis Hanson's version of the same article.?It is unlikely Hanson will meet the same fate as his former colleague.
At his Arizona State University commencement speech Wednesday, May 13 2009, Mr. Obama noted that ASU had refused to grant him an honorary degree, citing his lack of experience, and the controversy this had caused. He then demonstrated ASU's point by remarking, "I really thought this was much ado about nothing, but I do think we all learned an important lesson. I learned never again to pick another team over the Sun Devils in my NCAA brackets. . . . President [Michael] Crowe and the Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS."
Not long ago, the Director of National Intelligence assured us that the federal government does not "wittingly" spy on Americans. That has turned out to be a lie. As Fred Kaplan writes in Slate, "We as a nation are being asked to let the National Security Agency continue doing the intrusive things it's been doing on the premise that congressional oversight will rein in abuses. But it's hard to have meaningful oversight when an official in charge of the program lies so blatantly in one of the rare open hearings on the subject. " And the spying turns out to go even further than we thought we knew last week
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Et Tu Texas?
Will the Lone Star State crack down?on conservative groups, too?
One of the big Obama scandals recently has been the IRS targeting of politically conservative groups.
No one was overly surprised to see that the President brought his Chicago-style politics to Washington, and that his administration has been targeting their political opponents.?
But what is surprising is that the state of Texas might follow suit.
This is the article by James Rosen at Fox News that "prompted" the DOJ to shatter the constitution by going after his private information and illegally tapping into the records of the Associated Press. ?There are more.