. . . and the Subway at Broad and Fourth Street was full of ‘em!
ThinkProgress (along with many others) treats the fact of gun deaths as if it were an argument in itself. The number of people who die by gun is indeed shockingly and horribly high. But you cannot reason from emotions (shock and horror) to a conclusion (we need more gun control) — although ThinkProgress, and gun-controlContinue Reading [→]
Among other things, the IRS wanted. . . * the “time, location, and detailed description of each event” the group held since Oct. 2010; * “detailed contents of the speeches” at such events; * “copies of all the publications and/or advertising materials that you have distributed”; * “your presentations on . . . social networkingContinue Reading [→]
Reporters for the AP are outraged that the government has spied on them. This despite the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder says the ostensible reason for the spying, a leak of sensitive information, was one of the “top two or three” leaks he has ever seen, claiming it put the American people at risk.Continue Reading [→]
Larry Connors certainly thinks so: Connors, a veteran local news anchor at KMOV Channel 4 in St. Louis, says that the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting him since an April 2012 interview he conducted with President Obama — a fact that he dismissed as coincidence until the recent reports about the IRS targeting conservativeContinue Reading [→]
J.D. Tuccille: In fact, the use of the ever-intrusive and inquisitorial IRS as a political bludgeon by whichever party controls the executive branch has a long history, starting, apparently, as far back as the administration of Frankling Delano Roosevelt. In New Deal or Raw Deal, author Burton Fulsom, Jr. (admittedly, no FDR fan) devoted aContinue Reading [→]
At left, a typical Gun-Free School Zone sign. At right, a sign at schools in Union Grove, Texas.