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Amtrak inspector out

Watchdogs are an endangered species in the Age of Obama. The latest government ombudsman to get the muzzle - Amtrak Inspector General Fred Weiderhold. The longtime veteran employee was abruptly "retired" this month - just as the government-subsidized rail service faces mounting complaints about its meddling in financial audits and probes. Published July 4, 2009

Behind the scene...

If you believe the White House, there are 30 million Americans who support a government health care takeover. But if you look at the funding behind the Obamacare campaign, it's the same few leftist billionaires, union bosses and partisan community organizers pushing the socialized medicine agenda. Let's connect the dots. Published June 27, 2009

MALKIN: Murder by any means

When a right-wing Christian vigilante kills, millions of fingers pull the trigger. When a left-wing Muslim vigilante kills, he kills alone. These are the instantly ossifying narratives in the Sunday shooting death of late-term-abortion provider Dr. George Tiller of Kansas and the Monday shootings of two Arkansas military recruiters. Published June 4, 2009

MALKIN: Not all personal sagas are equal

Since when did securing a Supreme Court seat become a high-hurdles contest? The White House and Democrats have turned 2nd U.S. Circuit Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination into a personal Olympic event. Pay no attention to her jurisprudence. She grew up in a Bronx public-housing project. She was diagnosed with childhood diabetes at 8. Her father died a year later. Published May 30, 2009

MALKIN: Backing Obama pays off

"We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama - $60.7 million to be exact - and we're proud of it," boasted Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, to the Las Vegas Sun this week. The behemoth labor organization's leadership is getting its money's worth. Whether rank-and-file workers and ordinary taxpayers are profiting from this ultimate campaign pay-for-play scheme is another matter entirely. Published May 16, 2009

MALKIN: So far, a festival of photo ops

Come on, who's surprised? The White House-engineered photo-op of low-flying Air Force aircraft that caused terror in New York City this week epitomizes the Age of Obama. What better way to mark 100 days in office than with an appalling exercise in pointless taxpayer-funded stagecraft? Published May 2, 2009

MALKIN: Tolerance in the age of Obama

They told us if Barack Obama was elected, the nation would come together. Souls would be fixed. Spirits would be healed. Public discourse would be elevated. Welcome to civility and tolerance in the age of Obama. Published April 25, 2009

MALKIN: Transparency killer

If you need a shining example of the utter disingenuousness of President Obama's commitment to government transparency, I have two words for you - Ron Sims. This lifelong political hack is to transparency what sunlight is to Dracula, what salt is to a slug, what kryptonite is to Superman, what “The View” is to intelligent debate. Published April 9, 2009

MALKIN: Theater of AIG outrage

All the world's a stage, wrote Shakespeare, and in the world of Washington, the curtains have opened on the most elaborate farce of the year. Welcome, taxpayers, to the Kabuki Theater of AIG Outrage - where D.C.'s histrionic enablers of taxpayer-funded corporate bailouts compete for Best Performance of Hypocritical Indignation. Published March 21, 2009

MALKIN: Fly as I say, not as I fly

Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is the Jennifer Lopez of congressional travel - fickle, demanding and notoriously insensitive to the time, costs and energy needed to accommodate her endless demands. Published March 14, 2009

MALKIN: Wealth battlefield

Enough. In a word, that is the message of disgusted taxpayers fed up with the confiscatory policies of both parties in Washington. George Bush pre-socialized the economy with billion-dollar bailouts of the financial and auto industries. Barack Obama is pouring billions more down those sinkholes. It isn't just the camel's back that's broken. His neck and four legs have all snapped, too. Published March 8, 2009

MALKIN: Curious cabinetry

Liberal media outlets are doing their best to boost former Washington Gov. Gary Locke, President Obama's third pick for the beleaguered commerce secretary job. "Obama's new commerce pick has clean reputation," declared National Public Radio's Tom Banse. The Democrat possesses "a largely scandal-free resume" reported the New York Times. He is a "safe choice," The Washington Post asserted, because of his "straight-laced reputation." Published March 4, 2009

MALKIN: Foreclosure casting call

It shouldn't be long before ACORN recruits "Octomom" Nadya Suleman to serve as the radical left-wing group's foreclosure poster child. The jobless, unmarried mother of 14 faces eviction from her home in two weeks. Ms. Suleman's mother, who owns the residence, hasn't sent a mortgage check in 10 months and owes $23,000 in back payments. Nonetheless, the plastic surgery-enhanced, welfare-dependent Octomom was photographed this week at a video store splurging on games for her brood. Published February 27, 2009

MALKIN: Gimme mania revolt

Something is in the air. It's the smell of roasted pork. President Obama heralded the signing of the trillion-dollar "stimulus" bill in Denver and promoted his massive mortgage entitlement expansion in Mesa, Ariz., at tightly controlled campaign events. But outside the Secret Service perimeters, a raucous grass-roots rebellion against Beltway spending binges has caught fire. The new Boston Tea Party is here, baby, and it is doused in barbecue sauce. Published February 24, 2009

MALKIN: Pertinence of 'pork'

New York's Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer took to the floor last Tuesday to sneer at public outrage over the trillion-dollar porkulus. "The American people really don't care," he said, about those "little tiny, yes, porky amendments." He punctuated his derision by pinching his pointer finger and thumb together. Only the "chattering classes" worry about such trivial matters, Mr. Schumer scoffed. Published February 17, 2009

MALKIN: Clown in a wolf-guardian's clothes

Actress Ashley Judd has finally earned her Hollywood stripes and provided award-winning comic relief. With Washington poised to shove a trillion-dollar "stimulus" pork pie down our throats, we need all the distractions we can get. I give Miss Judd's unintentionally entertaining performance in a new Sarah Palin-bashing animal rights ad two diversionary thumbs up. Published February 9, 2009

MALKIN: All the president's tax cheats

You never get a second chance to make a first post-Inaugural impression. Less than three weeks into his first 100 days, Barack Obama has left an indelible mark on his nascent presidency - the mark of incompetence and hubris. Despite the administration's much-touted wealth of bright minds and high bars, the transition has been a complete disaster. Published February 6, 2009

MALKIN: Stimulus slush fund

Republicans are sounding alarms about Obama's deficit-spending bill. Good. Published February 3, 2009

MALKIN: Relocation from Gitmo?

King of Pork John Murtha, the 19-term Democratic congressman from western Pennsylvania, now wants to welcome a flood of Guantanamo Bay jihadists into his district. I don't want to hear a single word of protest from constituents who re-elected this money-grubbing, security-undermining fool. As you vote, so shall you reap. Published January 26, 2009