As the IRS hit parade stretches into its second month, it has become clear that overreach and lack of oversight within the professional (read: bureaucratic) staff has been systemic. If, as the IRS officials that sit at the witness table now attest, that no political appointees had anything to do with poking into the personal [...]
It’s been a busy week in Washington. Scandals abound and the White House is playing zone defense to keep everyone at bay. Poor governmental behavior is nothing new of course, it’s probably been going on since the first Mesopotamians sat in a tent and scribbled collective thoughts on mud tablets. But this week’s quartet of [...]
Two weeks ago – a week which was one of the worst in recent American history, the small town of West, Texas – about 20 miles north of Waco, was devastated when a fertilizer plant exploded – killing 15, wounding dozens and flattening buildings in the surrounding area. In response, last week The Sacramento Bee [...]
Since last November’s election the media has spilled a lot of ink on Republicans’ reactions to the debacle that was the 2012 cycle. As the days tick by a generational break – at first organic – and now with purpose, has developed. Much like kids going off to college or having that first real and [...]
In Washington on Tuesday, President Obama stood before a phalanx of public safety officers and threatened to send them all home if Congress doesn’t act to undo the looming ‘sequester’; the title DC has draped over across-the-board spending cuts. This is not unusual, of course. Most of Washington Officialdom is upset about the coming deadline. [...]
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An Editorial Cartoon from the Sacramento Bee in Response to the Explosion in West, Texas. Courtesy Sacramento Bee