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Again And Again, Trump Lied About How Much He Gave To Charity

Don’t be fooled: Donald Trump is no philanthropist. Although the real estate tycoon-cum-presidential candidate has boasted about his charitable efforts, a Washington Post investigation found that over a 15-year period, Trump donated less than a third of the $8.5 million he pledged to give in that time.

June 28, 2016
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Trump Donated To Vets Group Known For Being A Scam Operation

Following a lengthy temper tantrum aimed at the media, Donald Trump released a list of veterans charities that were going to receive the money he claims to have raised back in January. One of those charities, Foundation for American Veterans, is known to be a scam operation.

May 31, 2016

#EndorseThis: Trump Yells At Journalists For An Hour, Previews Presidential Press Conferences

When Donald Trump announced that he would be giving a press conference today to discuss his misdealings with veterans groups, members of the media covering his remarks should have known they were in for a wild ride.

May 31, 2016

Your Mid-Year Money Checkup

This time of year presents a great opportunity to slow down and look at the financial progress you’ve made in 2015.

August 8, 2015
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Red Cross Failed Haiti In Time Of Need

The American Red Cross’s efforts in Haiti have been scandalously sluggish, wasteful and inept.

June 9, 2015
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Met Ball Raises Profile Of Arts Benefits — At What Cost?

The annual Met Ball has mastered the art of winning friends and influencing people.

May 13, 2015

A Holiday Message To Our Readers

That ancient story celebrates the birth of a child who entered the world sheltered in a stable, whose parents were impoverished and rejected.

December 25, 2014

Charity Versus Panhandling

Froma Harrop gives some tips on charitable giving this holiday season.

December 16, 2014

U.S. Activist Arrested For Feeding Homeless Vows To Continue

Is the price charitable people pay for a good deed?

November 7, 2014

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges At Least $100 Million To Fight Ebola

How the billionaire’s massive donation could help turn the tide against the disease.

October 24, 2014

New Study Proves America’s ‘Takers’ Are Better Givers Than Miserly Rich

While charitable donations by the wealthy plummeted, the poor gave more.

October 6, 2014

U.S. Diplomats Banned From Ice Bucket Challenge

Washington (AFP) — It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former U.S. presidents drenched by buckets of freezing water. But don’t expect American diplomats to get involved in the fast-growing Ice Bucket Challenge — in support of Lou Gehrig’s disease research — any time soon. The […]

August 22, 2014

Thanks To You, Some Good Comes From Boko Haram Nightmare

How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves “Boko Haram” — “Western Education is Forbidden.” Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan and the 2008 acid attack on Shamsia […]

June 11, 2014

Paul Ryan And The Voluntarism Fantasy

When I wrote a long piece about the Voluntarism Fantasy at Democracy Journal, several people accused me of attacking a strawman. My argument was that there’s an influential, yet never clearly articulated, position on the conservative right that we jettison much of the federal government’s role in providing for economic security. In response, private charities, churches and […]

April 29, 2014

Veterans Charity Charged With Deceiving The Public

By Jeremy Schwartz, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Attorney General’s office has charged the Veterans Support Organization, a Florida-based charity that has come under fire in several states, with deceiving Texas donors by falsely telling them their donations would help needy local veterans. In a lawsuit filed this week in Travis County District […]

March 21, 2014