Despite their common goals, legislators on different sides of the aisle are finding it difficult to hash out new, clear rules for handling the sorts of nonprofits that spurred the enhanced scrutiny that caused the IRS scandal. Is this a problem with the Internal Revenue Service, with the tax code, or with the fallout of the Citizens United decision?
The Department of Housing and Urban Development says that closing 16 of its 80 offices will save tens of millions of dollars. However, many of them provide services to the areas hit most hard by the housing crisis.
The impact of prospective cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will fall predominantly on people of color. Is this simply a disproportionately adverse impact of an ostensibly racially neutral policy proposal, or the logical result of conservatives’ attacks on federal entitlement programs?
Booz Allen Hamilton has an extensive corporate social responsibility agenda and strong connections to several of the nation’s top intelligence agencies. Do these two elements combine to say something about Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing?