Impeachment and 501(c)(3)s: What are the Rules?

It’s almost always election season in the United States. As soon as the votes are tallied in a just-completed cycle, the chatter begins about re-election bids and new opponents.  America’s charities - expressly prohibited from engaging in any partisan political campaign activity - walk a continual tightrope trying to avoid running afoul of this section 501(c)(3) restriction, the so-called "Johnson Amendment." The Read More

Nonprofits, Science, and Politics: A Troubling Mix

The United States has a long and distinguished history of advancing science through private philanthropy and bipartisan governmental support. For example, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in December 1970 when Republican President Richard Nixon issued an executive order that was ratified by Congressional committee hearings. Over decades and different administrations in Washington, scientific Read More