More IRS Abuses to Keep You Up and Fretting at Night

Did you know that if you are involved in educating people about the Constitution, you might end up in the sights of the Internal Revenue Service? It's true. I am sure that the "be on the lookout" criteria that Nicholas Rosenkranz references are based on keywords and key phrases that are meant to indicate certain …

More Regarding that IRS Scandal which Supposedly Isn’t a Scandal

A lot of suspicious things seem to be happening in this allegedly non-scandalous environment: The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.The tax agency said in June that it could not locate an untold …

Hacks and Flacks

Having blogged for some time now, I understand that there are partisan divisions in the political blogosphere, and I understand as well that they are here to stay. That having been written, it is worth noting--as James Oliphant notes--that port-side bloggers are acting as publicity agents, apologists and all-around hacks on behalf of the Obama …

I Am Supposed to Believe that Lois Lerner Never Had It In for Conservatives

I'll try to believe that, as I would like to think the best of people. But I have to admit that it's going to be difficult: Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s Tea Party controversy, mentioned potentially getting a job at an offshoot of President Obama’s campaign, according to …

The Center for American Progress and the Abuse of 501(c)(3) Status

As part of its organizational bio, the Center for American Progress (CAP) describes itself thusly: The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action. . . . [. . .] The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan educational institute under section 501(c)(3) of …

The Dirty Little Non-Secret about the IRS Scandal

Bradley Smith points out that for anyone wondering about the genesis of the IRS scandal--and yes, it is a scandal--wonder no more; the scandal is easy to understand when you remember that Henry II had a lot to do with it taking place. When you have a host of Democratic politicians--including the president of the United …

Striking a Blow for Economic Liberty

This is very good news: “The IRS may not unilaterally expand its authority through such an expansive, atextual, and ahistorical reading of” the law. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit used these words in a Feb. 11 ruling that struck down an Obama administration regulation on tax preparers. Federal judges should copy this phrase and be …

In Shocking News, the IRS Is Targeting Conservatives

In related news, water is wet: In a famously left-leaning Hollywood, where Democratic fund-raisers fill the social calendar, Friends of Abe stands out as a conservative group that bucks the prevailing political winds. A collection of perhaps 1,500 right-leaning players in the entertainment industry, Friends of Abe keeps a low profile and fiercely protects its …