Peggy Noonan

PEGGY NOONAN’S Opinion Blog: Where Was The Tea Party

By at June 21, 2013 | 5:44 pm

PEGGY NOONAN’S Opinion Blog: Where Was The Tea Party

Peggy Noonan's Blog, Daily declarations from the Wall Street Journal columnist. Jun 21, 2013, 5:14 PM One of the great questions about the 2012 campaign has been “Where was the tea party?” They were not the fierce force they’d been in the 2010 cycle, when Republicans took back the House. Some of us think the answer to the question is: “Targeted by the IRS, ... Go To Article

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PEGGY NOONAN: Case Closed? Far From It. – WSJ

By at June 21, 2013 | 12:34 am

PEGGY NOONAN: Case Closed? Far From It. – WSJ

By PEGGY NOONAN, DECLARATIONSJune 20, 2013, 6:03 p.m. ET The FBI seems blasé about the IRS investigation, so it's crucial Congress make it a priority.   Right now the IRS story looks stalled and confused. Congressional investigators are asking for documents—"The IRS is being a little slow," said a staffer—and interviewing workers. Pieces of testimony ... Go To Article

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NOONAN:: Privacy Isn’t All We’re Losing – WSJ

By at June 14, 2013 | 12:59 am

NOONAN:: Privacy Isn’t All We’re Losing – WSJ

The U.S. surveillance state as outlined and explained by Edward Snowden is not worth the price. Its size, scope and intrusiveness, its ability to target and monitor American citizens, its essential unaccountability—all these things are extreme. The purpose of the surveillance is enhanced security, a necessary goal to say the least. The price is a now formal and ... Go To Article

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PEGGY NOONAN:: The Era of Metadata – WSJ

By at June 10, 2013 | 12:45 am

PEGGY NOONAN:: The Era of Metadata – WSJ

Five blunt thoughts on the growing surveillance state: 1. The thing political figures fear most is a terror event that will ruin their careers. The biggest thing they fear is that a bomb goes off and it can be traced to something they did or didn’t do, an action they did or didn’t support. They all fear being accused of not doing enough to keep the citizenry ... Go To Article

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PEGGY NOONAN:: The IRS Can’t Plead Incompetence – WSJ

By at June 6, 2013 | 10:43 pm

PEGGY NOONAN:: The IRS Can’t Plead Incompetence – WSJ

Quickly: Everyone agrees the Internal Revenue Service is, under current governmental structures, the proper agency to determine the legitimacy of applications for tax-exempt status. Everyone agrees the IRS has the duty to scrutinize each request, making sure that the organization meets relevant criteria. Everyone agrees groups requesting tax-exempt status must back up ... Go To Article

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PEGGY NOONAN:: Why This Scandal Is Different -Peggy Noonan’s Blog – WSJ

By at June 1, 2013 | 3:20 pm

PEGGY NOONAN:: Why This Scandal Is Different -Peggy Noonan’s Blog – WSJ

PEGGY NOONAN'S BLOG -- Sometimes when you’re writing part of a column you keep getting close to the meaning of what you want to say but you don’t quite get there, the full formulation of the idea eludes you. Then two days later, relaxing in conversation with friends, the thought comes to you whole, and you think: That’s what I meant to say. That’s what I was ... Go To Article

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PEGGY NOONAN: An Antidote to Cynicism Poisoning – WSJ

By at May 31, 2013 | 1:15 am

PEGGY NOONAN: An Antidote to Cynicism Poisoning – WSJ

By PEGGY NOONAN, DECLARATIONS Updated May 30, 2013, 6:28 p.m. ET Restoring public faith will require a full investigation of the IRS's politicization. The Benghazi scandal was and is shocking, and the Justice Department assault on the free press, in which dogged reporters are tailed like enemy spies, is shocking. Benghazi is still under investigation and someday ... Go To Article

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PEGGY NOONAN: This Is No Ordinary Scandal – WSJ

By at May 17, 2013 | 12:34 am

PEGGY NOONAN: This Is No Ordinary Scandal – WSJ

By PEGGY NOONAN, DECLARATIONS Updated May 16, 2013 Political abuse of the IRS threatens the basic integrity of our government. We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate. The reputation of the Obama White House has, among conservatives, gone from sketchy to sinister, and, among liberals, from unsatisfying to dangerous. No one likes what ... Go To Article

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PEGGY NOONAN:The Inconvenient Truth About Benghazi – WSJ

By at May 10, 2013 | 5:00 am

PEGGY NOONAN:The Inconvenient Truth About Benghazi – WSJ

By PEGGY NOONAN, DECLARATIONSMay 9, 2013 Peggy Noonan: The Inconvenient Truth About Benghazi Did the Obama administration's politically expedient story cost American lives? he Benghazi story until now has been a jumble of factoids that didn't quite cohere, didn't produce a story that people could absorb and hold in their minds. This week that changed. Three ... Go To Article

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PEGGY NOONAN: Is Obama a Lame Duck Already? – WSJ

By at May 3, 2013 | 2:30 am

PEGGY NOONAN: Is Obama a Lame Duck Already? – WSJ

By PEGGY NOONAN, DECLARATIONS  May 2, 2013 Not quite, but he sure is quacking like one. I think we're all agreed the president is fading—failing to lead, to break through, to show he's not at the mercy of events but, to some degree at least, in command of them. He couldn't get a win on gun control with 90% public support. When he speaks on immigration reform you ... Go To Article

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