Now, in light of the current IRS scandal, the thought of the IRS legally wedded to the ACA should give every American serious heartburn.
To hear liberals in the media express shock, however belatedly, at how “gruesome” and “grisly” were the murders of newborns by “Doctor” Kermit Gosnell following botched, third-trimester abortions, one would think that your average run of the mill abortion more resembled the merciful deaths of convicted murderers by lethal injection, if not a manicure.
“Desegregation may finally be coming to Columbia University.” That bit of misleading hyperbole from the joint pen of Daily News writers Dareh Gregorian And Joe Kemp kicks off a triumphal article noting:
The Ivy League school is asking a judge to change some requirements of the Lydia C. Roberts graduate and traveling fellowships — which limit recipients to people born in Iowa who are ‘of the Caucasian race.’
Paging Mister Mxyzptlk: We have your dog.
From the “you just can’t make these things up” department. Who but government could come up with an idea like this? The Washington Post reports that the District of Columbia’s health department, which oversees pet licensing, sent out a letter to pet owners on Wednesday explaining changes in its system.
“Obama’s presidency was declared dead by the press on Tuesday.” So writes Elspeth Reeve of the Atlantic Wire, providing as evidence a quote from a Politico piece by Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen: “The town is turning on President Obama — and this is very bad news for this White House.”
In an attempt to stem the tide of an ever-growing chorus of outrage from both Republicans and Democrats, Barack Obama informed the nation and the world that he has accepted the resignation of the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Steven Miller, as reported by the Chicago Tribune via Google News.
Gian Carlo Menotti’s first opera, The Consul, seems out-of-date now that communist Russia and its satellites have crumbled. This story of a poor wife trying to get a visa to join her dissident husband in a free land just doesn’t resonate much nowadays.
The gray Soviet-style waiting room where its heroine, Magda, goes to fill out “endless paperwork which is never quite correct” just doesn’t resonate with anyone’s experience of government today, right?
The scandal sweepstakes has begun, with pundits on the left and right taking chances on predicting which of the ongoing controversies bedeviling the White House—IRS, Benghazi, AP phone records—will be the one with resonance, the ability to affect upcoming elections, unrelated policy debates, or even the future of this administration.
Three employees of an abortion facility in Texas have come forward to accuse their employer of willfully killing newborn infants, as reported by the pro-life news portal Life Site News in an article originally published on May 14, 2013, but updated on May 15, 2013.
You’ve heard the expression “the honeymoon is over.” For recent newlywed Mohammed Ahmed, the honeymoon was over before it started. The Daily Mail reports that the 21-year-old Illinois man was arrested for soliciting a prostitute while on his honeymoon with his new wife in Florida.
Ahmed was among 92 people nabbed in a prostitution sweep conducted by Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
The alleged john answered an online ad, on website Backpage.com, which, to his horror, turned out to be planted by an undercover deputy as part of the four-day operation.