This ACE Is a Joker

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A so-called ‘reform’ of charitable activity being considered by Congress would do long-term, tremendous harm to philanthropic institutions.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I t’s a longstanding practice that has become remarkably energized — the better word may be “exploited” — in recent years: the palpable, calculated, and extraordinary political use and abuse of (and by) nonprofits, and of federal laws relating to charitable giving, by leftist philanthropies and the partisan billionaires whose targeted largesse fill and pass through organizational coffers for the purpose of partisan mischief and ballot-box influence. The abuse is blatant — and surely deserving debate and reform by Congress, the guardian of America’s tax laws.

Could this abuse be so blatant that Congress might take notice? After all, formidable legislation addressing

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