The Second-Term Curse
Did the Obama administration lie about the nature of the attack on our post in Benghazi last September? Yes. Did a leak investigation by the Department of Justice end up as a general intelligence-gathering operation against the Associated Press? It would appear so. Did the Environmental Protection Agency waive certain fees for groups it considered ideologically simpatico while compelling groups it deemed hostile to pay such fees? So we are told. Did the Internal Revenue Service, an independent agency but part of the Treasury Department, subject conservative groups to enhanced scrutiny based on criteria such as having an interest in “taxes”? Yes.
About the Author
John Podhoretz is editor of COMMENTARY.