Peter Roff: There is still something fishy about the scandal at the IRS.
Jamie Stiehm: President Barack Obama needs to make more friends in Washington.
Stephen Hayes: President Ellen Sirleaf has made huge strides in turning around a war-torn nation.
Pete Sepp: It's the time of year when a host of unrelated programs get slapped into the Farm Bill.
Wit and wisdom from all sides of the political spectrum.
It's understandable that not everyone gives money to the poor. Sometimes people can't spare enough from their own budgets to give to the needy. Some people believe their tax dollars should serve this purpose in a more targeted manner. And there are those who believe that we are all responsible for ourselves and should make our own economic futures.more »
You don't have to believe in the tooth fairy or that the U.S. government has hidden the bodies of space aliens at Area 51 to think something is fishy in the way the news broke that the Internal Revenue Service had been singling out conservative political groups for special, even extraordinary, scrutiny.more »
"Remember, a fish always rots from the head down," a colleague of mine would cackle loudly in his Baltimorean accent. He would do this every time he observed an organizational foul-up at the magazine where we worked decades ago. His voice began ringing in my head last week as we watched a trifecta of scandals wash over the West Wing.more »
Have we become so obsessive-compulsively, potato chip scarfing-like addicted to scandal that we are really having some sort of national discussion about umbrellas?more »
President Obama survived a terrible week in Washington unscathed in the eyes of the American people. Out there in the rest of the world, his poll numbers are still high.more »
The federal government and the media spent the last week digging through the myriad of scandals that besiege President Obama and his White House. And it is undeniably important to delve deeply into the issues of Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department seizing the Associated Press' phone records. The GOP has been strong in outlining the pattern of government overreach, incompetence and cover-up.more »