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18
Jan
2023
British government needs to stop funding charities that are virtually indistinguishable from political lobbying groups

Policymakers must divorce themselves from the old connotations of what they always believed “charity” represented, and instead see them as what they have morphed into today.


14
Jan
2023
Paul Johnson, R.I.P.

Sober historian, disciplined thought, jovial presence.


21
Dec
2022

14
Dec
2022
Frank Shakespeare, R.I.P.

We should be as willing to continue to learn from him as he has always so humbly been to learn from, and with, others.


22
Nov
2022
Gratitude

Thank you.


01
Nov
2022
Recalling the debate between Robert Egger and Pablo Eisenberg about nonprofits and politics

Egger: “I question openly whether those laws were designed by people to keep us right where we are. … [O]ur ultimate goal is to change the laws.”

Eisenberg: “[H]e strongly believes that the regulations governing nonprofits are too restrictive and should be changed to allow nonprofits to participate directly in political campaigns and partisan politics … and I heartily disagree.”


24
Oct
2022
Pablo Eisenberg, R.I.P.

Recalling, and appreciating, his insistence on support for the grassroots and willingness to criticize the powerful.


21
Oct
2022

12
Oct
2022
Time to reform donor-advised funds

Floating a four-element ACE Act alternative.


07
Oct
2022
Again remembering Memorial, now a Nobel Peace Prize awardee

Levels of ambition, including philanthropic, the impossibility of a “New Man,” and the consequences of trying to create him.