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29
Mar
2021
Contemplating potential future Heritage Foundation leadership

Casting a wide net.


25
Mar
2021
A conversation with the Fordham Institute’s Chester E. Finn, Jr. (Part 2 of 2)

The education scholar, activist, and philanthropist talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about the current states of philanthropy, school choice, and history and civics education.


24
Mar
2021
A conversation with the Fordham Institute’s Chester E. Finn, Jr. (Part 1 of 2)

The education scholar, activist, and philanthropist talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about his mentor Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the current state of conservatism.


22
Mar
2021
Conservatives should applaud—not fight—efforts to change philanthropic giving rules

Conservatives would be wise to push for a bolder plan that addresses the conflation of political and charitable causes—and clearly defines what constitutes legitimate charitable goals. That’s the only way to ensure philanthropy doesn’t lose all credibility and become completely politicized. Let’s focus on what really matters.


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Mar
2021

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2021

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2021

15
Mar
2021
Elites, barstools, raw beauty, and a (philanthropic) “George Option”

The Gathering’s Fred Smith calls a thought-provoking, almost-jarring question—for us all, but perhaps for conservatism and conservative philanthropy in particular.


10
Mar
2021
A conversation with the Federalist Society’s Eugene B. Meyer (Part 2 of 2)

The legal organization’s president talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about the different attributes of today’s law-school students, the state of conservatism in general and its current internal debate about “fusionism” in particular, and what and how conservative policy-oriented philanthropy should consider funding moving forward.


09
Mar
2021
A conversation with the Federalist Society’s Eugene B. Meyer (Part 1 of 2)

The legal organization’s president talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about some of the reasons for its accomplishments, including the nature of its philanthropic support, and how the Left is now trying and whether it will be able to mimic its progress.