A flustered President Obama offered a muted defense of the government’s hasty decision to abruptly outsource its controversial surveillance programs to China.
After several days that remind us to be ever vigilant about the dangers of government overreaching its authority, whether by the long arm of the IRS or the Justice Department, we should pause to think about another threat — from too much private power obnoxiously intruding into public life. All too often, instead of acting as a brake on runaway corporate power and greed, government becomes their enabler, undermining the very rules and regulations intended to keep us safe.
I am shocked at the National Security Administration’s email, phone tapping and text message surveillance scandal.
Citing the recent uproars regarding the IRS, the Sept. 11 attack on the United States Mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the ongoing travails of the attorney general, GOP leaders are now saying the only way forward for the country and an out-of-touch Republican Party is to make Mr. Obama a three-term president.
Chris Christie either really doesn’t want to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016 or he thinks there is nothing he can do to lose it.