The Corner

Community Organizer in the White House

This week on “Need to Know,” the perspicacious James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal joins Jay and me. He answers the question: Which of the Obama scandals is the worst? We wonder about trusting government and – who can resist? – ponder how a Republican administration that was revealed to have sicced the IRS on its opponents would be treated. James muses on what happens when you elect a community organizer as president of the United States. We tour the lesser scandals of the week (oh yes, there are more), pause to praise Rudyard Kipling, and ponder the greatness of people who stand up for freedom and human dignity in repressive states, knowing that they will be tortured. Jay rubbed shoulders with some of them this week at the Oslo Freedom Forum.

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