Tag Archives: US democratic party

Charity begins at the IRS

The head of the US tax agency has quit after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, President Barack Obama has announced. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had asked for and accepted the resignation of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Acting Commissioner Steve Miller, he said. “I will do everything in my power […]

Race and the US Presidential race

Conservative philosopher-blogger Keith Burgess-Jackson had already predicted that, if Obama loses the November 2012 election, the Left will say it was because of race. Now some social science has popped up to support precisely such a claim. A study (pdf) has used racially-charged Google searches to estimate how much less Obama’s share of the popular vote […]

I Shot the Sharif

Barack Obama is marking the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death with a campaign suggesting that his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, lacks the guts to have ordered the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. Infuriated Republicans have hit back by accusing the president of dividing America, calling the campaign “shameless” and accusing Obama of seeking […]