Hacks and Flacks

Having blogged for some time now, I understand that there are partisan divisions in the political blogosphere, and I understand as well that they are here to stay. That having been written, it is worth noting--as James Oliphant notes--that port-side bloggers are acting as publicity agents, apologists and all-around hacks on behalf of the Obama …

I Am Supposed to Believe that Lois Lerner Never Had It In for Conservatives

I'll try to believe that, as I would like to think the best of people. But I have to admit that it's going to be difficult: Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s Tea Party controversy, mentioned potentially getting a job at an offshoot of President Obama’s campaign, according to …

The Center for American Progress and the Abuse of 501(c)(3) Status

As part of its organizational bio, the Center for American Progress (CAP) describes itself thusly: The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action. . . . [. . .] The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan educational institute under section 501(c)(3) of …

In Shocking News, the IRS Is Targeting Conservatives

In related news, water is wet: In a famously left-leaning Hollywood, where Democratic fund-raisers fill the social calendar, Friends of Abe stands out as a conservative group that bucks the prevailing political winds. A collection of perhaps 1,500 right-leaning players in the entertainment industry, Friends of Abe keeps a low profile and fiercely protects its …