Regressive Studies

From First Thoughts

One of my astute sons has been trying to persuade me that the current idea of progress is actually regress; we seem to moving away from civilized behavior to get back to our roots or something, forgetting the long slog of mankind away from them to gain something better and cleaner for human . . . . Continue Reading »

Back to Benghazi

From First Thoughts

If you haven’t been following the Stephen Hayes reporting at the Weekly Standard , then you might have missed something about the Benghazi story.  I do not think he can have missed much.  His coverage really really has been wonderful.  Today you can access his “What About . . . . Continue Reading »

Pardon me While I Gloat

From First Thoughts

A nudge from Ben Boychuk about  The Politico’s Behind the Curtain by Allen and Vandehei who are discussing “Why the GOP thinks it could blow it” which is all about conservatives letting their outrage get away with them.  They have their little list, including comparisons . . . . Continue Reading »

Wonder Where the Spin will Take Us?

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That’s my question for the day.  From the NYT, quoting Eric Holder, who cannot be the most credible source this week, “The F.B.I. is coordinating with the Justice Department to see if any laws were broken in connection with those matters related to the I.R.S.,” Mr. Holder told . . . . Continue Reading »

The Power of the IRS

From First Thoughts

The political use of the IRS is one of our scandals of the week.  It has actually been scandal for some time, since 2010, and people I know in suspect organizations who have had the (threatening) investigative letters say that began shortly after the president was inaugurated.  The 1883 . . . . Continue Reading »

The True Awfullness of Benghazi

From First Thoughts

About Pete’s take on the Benghazi matter : I think is fairly clear in testimony that the Obama Administration did lie, did cover-up what had happened, and was totally disingenuous about the whole thing.  Judgement call?   It was a judgement call and about international . . . . Continue Reading »