By John Long
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Obama administration. The trifecta of scandals — Benghazi, the seizing of Associated Press phone call records and the inappropriate Internal Revenue Service scrutiny afforded conservative groups — has led to widespread criticism of the executive branch. And with good reason.
We expect an administration to do a better job of defending our ambassadors and diplomatic personnel overseas; we demand that the freedom of the press be respected. And let’s admit it: We’re all a little afraid of the IRS turning its attention our way. These are not dismissible trifles.
Long is a Roanoke Times columnist and director of the Salem Museum.