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Why Is Ralph Nader Surprised by Pres. Obama’s Uncharitableness?

In a recent piece in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Ralph Nader bemoans President Obama’s failure to use his position and standing to advance the non-profit sector: Yet, though he rhetorically urges more volunteerism, as all presidents do, in his travels around the country, he stops most often at factories and campaign fund-raising events patronized...
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Hillary: Let Them Eat “Authority”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed fascinating priorities in the immediate aftermath of the Haitian earthquake in saying that a chief effort of the U.S. effort was to “assert authority” and to “reinstate the government.” On-the-ground private disaster relief organizations such as The Salvation Army understand that Job 1 is to alleviate human suffering....
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Separation of Faith and State

Now that the Senate has rejected Obama’s proposal to limit the deductibility of charitable contributions, an even greater aid to charities would be the abolition of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Ever since at least 362, when the Emperor Julian tried to establish pagan charities by decree in an attempt...
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FEMA’s Expansion Threatens Charitable Competition

In 2003, in the aftermath of 9/11, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was placed under the Department of Homeland Security. The disastrous aftermath of Hurricane Katrina two years later marked the first test of the new FEMA, and there is widespread agreement that the agency utterly failed. Much of the tragedy following Katrina...
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