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Lois Lerner

Criminal Action Sought on Former IRS Official

Tom Toth

The House Ways and Means Committee has voted to request the Department of Justice (DOJ) pursue criminal action against former senior IRS official Lois Lerner in response to the criminal activity uncovered during the House’s own investigation into the recent IRS scandal in which Tea Party organizations were specifically singled out for undue scrutiny in 501(c)(4) applications.


GOP Leaders Launch a Civil War Against Conservatives

Guest Author

Republican Congressional leaders, less than three hundred miles from Fort Sumter where the Confederates fired on the federal government and launched a horrific four-year American Civil War, are meeting to declare a civil war against conservatives who are the base of the Republican Party.


Mitch McConnell: Enemy of Conservatives

Bob Ellis

Both Mitch McConnell and that worthless slug John Boehner in the House need to go--definitely from leadership, but also from their seats in congress as well. They have proven themselves to be not only an impediment to the advancement of conservative values, but an enemy of those values.

Boston Tea Party

Is the Tea Party to Blame for Senate Republican Failures?

Guest Author

It is an article of faith in Washington among the ruling class that were it not for those unreasonable conservatives like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee that Republicans would control the Senate. Those are the types, so the mantra goes, who win primaries and then lose elections that could otherwise be won. like Richard Murdock of Indiana and Todd Akin of Missouri. But what about the anointed "reasonable" Republicans? How have they done in recent elections?

Matt Bevin

Why Matt Bevin is challenging Mitch McConnell

Star Parker

Upsetting the status quo means shaking up and displacing an entrenched, comfortable political establishment. For Tea Partiers, this means not just the opposition party, but also the establishment in its own party – the Republican Party. Take, for instance, the current primary challenge in Kentucky by Tea Partier Matt Bevin against Republican Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell.


Tea Party in Texas

Rick Manning

In Texas, the lieutenant governor is almost as powerful as the governor, serving at the head of the state Senate, which requires 21 out of 31 votes to bring anything to the floor. Quite simply, if the lieutenant governor doesn’t like your bill, it is dead. National political writers miss this important point as they autopsy the meaning of the Texas Republican primary elections.


Pleading the Fifth For Trampling the First

Robert Romano

A lot has happened since former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Exempt Organizations head Lois Lerner refused to testify in May 2013 about the agency targeting of the tea party and other 501(c)(4) organizations, asserting her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. For starters, it turns out the scandal goes much higher than was originally stated.

Tea Party

Tea Party Coming of Age

Rick Manning

140,000 comments. That’s how many groups and individuals weighed in on the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed regulations that would normalize the IRS’ targeting of tea party groups, and a review of a sampling of these comments reveals a startling new reality – they overwhelmingly came from conservative/limited government supporters. It seems the tea party has grown up, and not a second too soon.

From the Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party, April 15, 2009

Tea Party: GOPs Natural Ally is the Establishment’s Greatest Enemy

Bob Ellis

Have you ever watched a person or a group of people who always seem to find a way to lose? They are the ones for whom the statement was made about "snatching defeat from the jaws of victory." Consider what is perhaps the most clear example of this exasperating behavior from the Republican establishment.

IRS Headquarters on Constitution Avenue (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

IRS Rules Trample Tea Party, Protect Unions

Nathan Mehrens

Tea party and other 501(c)(4) organizations were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Applications for tax exempt status were delayed even as groups indicated they intended to engage in political activities that were allowed by law and regulation for (c)(4)s. In the meantime, agency officials considering the applications feigned ignorance over what was allowable while thousands of existing (c)(4)s were unaffected by the new standard.

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The Environmental Impact of Environmentalism

Rick Manning

The environmental orgy known as Earth Day has come and gone. In all the celebration, the one thing that is seemingly never asked is whether or not environmentalist policies by the government are actually helping the environment?


A Way Out for College Kids

Guest Author

American education is in trouble—that much seems to be a given. Our public schools and colleges are getting poor results, our young people are drowning in debt, new graduates can't find jobs, and our overall rankings in the world are pretty dismal. We are greatly in need of a transformation, but we need to think big, because the problem is huge.

The Boy Scouts of America present a gift to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates after presenting a copy of their "Report to the Nation" at the Pentagon, Feb. 26, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

Liberals in California Target Judges with Boy Scout Ties

Gina Miller

Give them an inch, and they’ll demand a mile. We warned you that the terrible decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly homosexual boys into membership would only lead to further attacks against the organization by the militant homosexual Left. We were right, and the target is now judges who have ties to the Scouts.

A female model demonstrating use of an electronic cigarette. (Photo credit: Michael Dorausch)

E-Cigarette Ban: Ideology Over Common Sense

Rick Manning

Ignorance amongst some politicians continues to rein as those who attack e-cigarettes in their war on tobacco are limiting the use of devices that help many smokers lessen or eliminate their tobacco dependency.

Pulling Down the Statue of King George III, N.Y.C. A romanticized depiction of the Sons of Liberty destroying the statue after the Declaration was read by George Washington to citizens and his troops in New York City on July 9, 1776.

The Rightful Remedy

Guest Author

Two hundred thirty years after the Founders won American independence from a tyrannical monarch, the inheritors of their estate are facing a hard reality: liberty is jealously defended or it is lost. As all three branches of the federal government exercise powers beyond those granted, our God-given rights are under sustained assault. The question is: what is the remedy?


"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964