Thursday December 12, 2013
Archive - May 2013
The world looked upon the tornado-flattened landscape of Moore, Okla., with awe. The destruction was shocking, as were the personal losses. Many Americans in the audience also felt -- and this must be said -- some comfort. Here was a country of strong people rolling with some very serious punches. It still exists.
Everyone wants a piece of the Internal Revenue Service these days, which is why agency officials have been subjected to three congressional hearings over the past week.
So now that the dust has settled, who came out on top? Who didn't?
Below, we look at some of the winners and losers.
One of many good things you can say about President Obama is that he is loyal to his friends. But sometimes, he is loyal to a fault, as is the case with Attorney General Eric Holder. Presidential buddy or not, it's time for Holder to go.
Greater than the risk of being accused of criminality in the three scandals now gripping the Obama administration is the peril that the president's substantive agenda is being hopelessly knocked off track.
With the scent of scandal encircling the White House, some Republicans are already licking their chops over the 2014 midterm elections, while some Democrats are pre-emptively licking their wounds.
Not so fast, folks. Retract those tongues.
Do we dare to hope that the Bush administration is finally at an end?
In one of the videos that made the rounds in the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, standing amid the wreckage, interviews a woman holding her toddler. He asks her, "I guess you got to thank the Lord, right?"
The observance of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Bureau of Colored Troops in the District oof Columbia ccurred this week, only a few days before Memorial Day. It seems fitting that the sesquicentennial of the Colored Troops Bureau falls close to the day originally set aside to remember those killed in the Civil War.