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Jacksonian America was quite similar to ours. Can we, like the citizens who fought back against cultural crudity and dirty politics in the 19th century, also fight back through philanthropy and civic action?… read more

President Obama might be on his way out of the oval office, but that doesn’t mean he’s not going to make sure some of his top administration officials and favorite athletes don’t get plum assignments first… read more

Philanthropist Charles Feeney has given away his entire $8 billion fortune, flies coach, and carries his books in plastic bags… read more