Racism at the IRS

While the nation is focused on presidential bumbling over red lines, the media are collectively ignoring the scandal at the Internal Revenue Service. It is now clearer than ever that the nation's most feared agency took sides in the last presidential election. When (God willing) the nation gets through the unnecessary crisis President Obama has created in the Middle East, it will be time to get to the root of this ugly reality reported by IBD's editorial page: At the same time the IRS harassed Republican nonprofit groups during the 2012 political campaign, it selectively advised black churches and other Democrat nonprofits on how far they can go in campaigning for President Obama and other Democrats. This raw exercise in political favoritism has not been reported in the context of the still-smoldering IRS scandal, in which the agency in 2012 audited big GOP donors and blocked Tea Party groups trying to obtain tax-exempt status as part of what House investigators suspect was an...(Read Full Post)