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That’s especially true when Sen. Grassley’s involved. He has developed an unfortunate fetish for reporting more information to the government. As head of the Senate Finance Committee, he’s spent years investigating the tax status of various non-profit organizations.
The same nosy impulse that’s caused Grassley to root around in the dealings of televangelists is what’s driving the current law.
It’s an impulse based on a false understanding of public accountability. In many cases, when someone notes that a politician wants more accountability, that’s a good thing. But Grassley’s notion of how it ought to work is grass backwards.
You see, the government is supposed to be accountable to the people, not the other way around.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?