Of all the things we’ve learned about the Internal Revenue Service, the most amazing is this: The tax man (or woman) has a keen sense for the proper place for God in our lives.
The IRS is reeling from allegations it improperly scrutinized Tea Party groups. Jewish not-for-profits also say they’ve encountered strongarm tactics over their with ties to Israel.
A top official at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Thursday acknowledged that it was “embarrassing” how much the tax agency spent on training videos, including a Star Trek spoof, and other lavish expenses during a 2010 conference in California.
The Internal Revenue Service reinstated the tax-exempt status of the Zionist Organization of America.
The three scandals roiling Washington and the 24-hour cable news channels have one thing in common: They’re shrinking steadily as more information dribbles out.
In case you missed it, last night Jon Stewart took on the IRS-Tea Party and Justice Department-spying-on-reporters scandals and, as they say, nailed it. In an inspired burst of hilarious, impassioned (and profanity-laden) outrage, he summed up exactly why the reports of a Nixonian-sounding IRS witch-hunt against right-wing and Tea Party groups are, beyond their offense against the law, the Constitution and good government, a betrayal of liberals and liberalism.
American charities were once forced to disclose basic information about grants they make overseas, such as supporting Israeli groups or illegal settlements. Not anymore.
Pulpit Freedom Sunday was, its organizers proclaimed, a success. At more than 1,500 churches around the country — mostly, it seemed from small communities outside the big cities — preachers defied the Internal Revenue Service this past Sunday and preached politics from the pulpit.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: If some Americans spend obscene amounts of money to influence the outcome on Election Day, the rest of us deserve to know who they are.