By George E. Curry
The Obama administration deserves to be richly criticized for surreptitiously obtaining the telephone records of reporters for the Associated Press, especially for bypassing court proceedings that would have allowed executives of the news organizations an opportunity to at least argue against releasing the documents.
It was also wrong to single out conservative organizations for special IRS scrutiny.
By Julian Bond
NNPA Guest Columnist
I have always suspected that racists didn’t like being called out for their racism. Now I have proof.
When I told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts on May 14 that the Tea Party was “the Taliban wing of American politics,” a firestorm erupted. Arguing the IRS was correct to target them for extra scrutiny, I also said “Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly political” and therefore worthy of IRS concern.
By John L. Horton
In the past year or so, I have watched and listened while “critics” (Senators McCain, Graham, McConnell and Cruz, and presidential candidates Romney, Ryan, Gingrich, Santorum, and others) have supported U.S. involvement and intervention in “terrorist hot spots” throughout the world.