The IRS was told to look out for political organizations pretending to be charitable organizations. Here's a few hints: 1) groups with the word "party" in their name might be political parties; 2) groups named after famous political acts like the Boston Tea Party might be political parties; 3) groups with the phrase "little league baseball" in their names are probably not political.
Great, the IRS is "guilty" of recognizing the completely obvious.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
IRC Section 501(c)(4) was not intended to grant political groups tax-exempt status. Only Lawrence O'Donnell got the coverage of this "scandal" right: the scandal is that any of these conservative political groups got tax-exempt status.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From Commander Chris Hadfield:
A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
On May 2, 2013, Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was supposed to show up in court to ask the judge in the case to remove him due to a conflict of interest. Cuccinelli failed to show up, and sent an underling to plead for his recusal.
The judge decided to allow Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to recuse his office from an embezzlement case involving the governor's former chef, Todd Schneider. The judge cited Cuccinelli's conflict of interest as the chief concern.
Once again, Ken Cuccinelli's ethical failings had prevented him from performing his duties as Attorney General for the people of Virginia.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
On Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2013, Democratic candidate for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe showed up unexpectedly and surprised the crowd with an impromptu speech. During that speech Terry McAuliffe promised to stand up for the rights of Virginia Women, rights which have been under a sustained assault from the Republican Party of Virginia for years.
If Virginia's Women want to improve their circumstances and move forward, they should support Terry McAuliffe over Ken "the Mooch" Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli has been an important leader in the Republican Party's program to make women second-class citizens.
Elections have consequences and Virginia's women need to ask themselves what they want this year's elections to mean.