When I talked about the Truthification of Public Discourse I had people like John Podhoretz in mind. Facts simply don’t matter for these folks. The worst thing about the IRS scandal was that it was treated as a partisan scandal in the first place. No evidence has ever surfaced that anyone outside the IRS had any role in their screening process, and progressive organizations were flagged along with conservative organizations. In the end, despite some inexcusable delays, no conservative organizations were denied tax-exempt status. And that’s the real travesty.
Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly. See all his writing at ProgressPond.com
Dwight BurdetteThe Worldview of White Evangelicals Is at Odds With DemocracyTo mitigate the consequences of sin, the state must impose Biblical authority to contain chaos.
The White House/FlickrEscalation Against Iran Could Lead to Tragedy or an Unintended WarIf President Trump isn't careful, he may cause a needless tragedy or "lead" us into a war he ...read more