As the US Congress sorts out the IRS messiness with 501(c)4s, the Wall Street Journal has done us all the favor of trying to better understand the history behind these types of nonprofits. Even if you are not particularly a history buff, the Journal's analysis provides a bit of an understanding of what is now proving a distraction for a bunch of folks who appear more willing to be distracted than get the necessary work of the People done. Have a good weekend.
PS -- the more I think about the actions taken by the IRS, the more I am thinking that the only wrong is that the Agency didn't do similar "screening" of the left-of-center although it's not evident they didn't. The real lesson: enforcement is at best difficult especially when there are so many who don't want to be regulated or limited in pursuing their goals.