New Poll: Alarm Over IRS Abuse Growing, Not Receding
The Obama Administration, Congressional Democrats and liberals generally may claim that the IRS scandal is essentially resolved, that "there's no there there." The American people disagree, and in growing numbers.
According to a Rasmussen survey released today, some 70% now believe that the unconstitutional and criminal targeting originated in Washington, not some insular Cincinnati cubicle:
While the controversy over the National Security Agency surveillance program has dominated the news recently, concern about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations remains high and is inching up. Despite the large number of controversies engulfing official Washington, the number of people following the IRS scandal has actually increased…[more]
Did America violate the due process rights of the murderous Boston terrorist – we won’t publicly recite his name – by interrogating him prior to itemizing his Miranda rights?
The straightforward answer is “no,” and claims to the contrary from some hand-wringing alarmists do not withstand legal or logical scrutiny.
To be sure, civil libertarians are right to cast a wary eye on government authority. That was, after all, the basis for the American Revolution itself. Unfortunately, excesses and hyperbole do a disservice to the nation by obfuscating…
"Congress is boring. It can’t even make new false promises. On border security, it keeps making the same assurances. The Gang of Eight immigration bill, which could well be the signature legislative accomplishment of President Barack Obama’s second term, travels in the well-worn ruts of past immigration promises. The Gang of Eight is offering this basic deal: 'We will pretend to enforce…[more]
—Rich Lowry, National Review Editor, In the New York Post
— Rich Lowry, National Review Editor, In the New York Post