Religious Right groups have argued for a long time that a president has to do more than oversee the economy, direct international relations and run the Executive branch. He or she is also expected to set a moral example. During the presidencies of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Religious Right groups frequently complained – unfairly, in the view of many Americans – that these two men had failed in that regard.
It’s always hard to tell what’s going on at the Internal Revenue Service. The tax agency isn’t exactly a font of information, and what it does release tends to be shrouded in bureaucratese.
But sometimes you can cut through the fog and learn some interesting things. For example, it appears that the IRS is becoming a little more aggressive on the issue of partisan politicking by tax-exempt, 501 (c)(3) organizations.