Another Former Obama Administration Official with a Private Email Account

Rahm Emanuel is now accused of using a private email account to deal with official business as mayor of Chicago. Using a private email account to conduct official business in government isn’t unique to Hillary Clinton, it seems. Rahm Emanuel is now being sued by the Chicago Tribune for doing the same thing as mayor of Chicago. According to the Associated Press, “Chicago Tribune files lawsuit over Mayor Emanuel’s use of personal email for city business.” The Chicago Tribune is suing Mayor Read more […]

Obama Administration Removes a Remaining Level of Accountability

How can you expect accountability if you have to ask the permission of the person being held accountable? Here’s another heroic deed performed by the most transparent Administration in history. The Washington Post reports, “Justice Dept. watchdog blasts his own agency for blocking access to wiretaps, grand jury cases and says his job is undermined.” The Obama administration has ruled that inspectors general have to get permission from the agency they’re monitoring for access to wiretaps, Read more […]

Chicago Investigator Fired After Claiming Police Shootings Not Justified

The Chicago investigator refused to change his findings when his superiors ordered him to do so. WBEZ 91.5 has published a local story about a Chicago investigator that is well worth your time and attention: “City fires investigator who found cops at fault in shootings.” A Chicago investigator who determined that several civilian shootings by police officers were unjustified was fired after resisting orders to reverse those findings, according to internal records of his agency obtained by Read more […]

Barack Obama Accepts Responsibility for Drone Killings: Meaningless

When President Obama accepts responsibility he is actually affirming that no one in the government will ever be held accountable. Philip Giraldi has an interesting piece at the American Conservative: “Obama’s Unaccountable Drone War.” Ironically, for a president who once ran for office promising “transparency” in government, the dreaded associated “a” word, “accountability,” has been somewhat difficult to discern. Even if government actions were transparent, which they are not, Read more […]

VA Accountability Officer Has the Perfect Background

The VA Accountability Officer has experience that the government probably wants in a person doing that job. This story goes along with the one about the IRS ethics officer who was disbarred for ethics violations. As summarized by The Week, “VA’s accountability chief reportedly lost a past job over lack of accountability.” The VA’s deputy inspector general, Richard J. Griffin, reportedly left a position at the State Department over negligence which led to the death of 14 Iraqi civilians. Read more […]

Accountability – The Check on Power

One of the great elements of healthy and growing disciples of Jesus Christ is that they place themselves in relationships with other Christians who provide accountability. John Wesley saw a great need as he preached throughout England in the 18th Century. Many professed faith in Jesus Christ as a result of his preaching yet quickly fell away from the faith after he moved on to the next town. Wesley realized that he was just spiritually awakening people who quickly fell back to sleep. He Read more […]

If The NSA Admits The Data Is Insecure, Why Are They Permitted To Collect It?

James Clapper should be prosecuted for lying to Congress, so instead he gets sympathetic propaganda in the Daily Beast. Of course he does. But even in the Daily Beast the truth comes out: Clapper also acknowledges that the very human nature of the bureaucracy he controls virtually insures that more mass disclosures are inevitable. “In the end,” he says, “we will never ever be able to guarantee that there will not be an Edward Snowden or another Chelsea Manning because this is a large enterprise Read more […]

Can A Family Re-open “Fast and Furious”?

I have to hope so, because after Benghazi, the election, and now “the Fiscal Cliff,” the whole world seems to want to move on. But they shouldn’t. This is a horrific story that, despite a whitewash that tries to scapegoat lower level agents and bureaucrats, seems to go all the way to the White House. Why else would Obama invoke “executive privilege” to prevent the release of information? But now a family of one of the victims is taking action: “The family of slain U.S. Border Patrol Read more […]