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In a tone-deaf maneuver guaranteed to drum up publicity of the wrong kind, a children’s museum in Florida denies the validity of a two-mom family.
A distasteful quote from CEO Mike Jeffries began making the rounds on the Internet, which stirred up a hornet’s nest of online activism and local protests. Some vented their anger on websites, but DoSomething.org took their ire to the flagship Abercrombie store in New York.
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Despite their common goals, legislators on different sides of the aisle are finding it difficult to hash out new, clear rules for handling the sorts of nonprofits that spurred the enhanced scrutiny that caused the IRS scandal. Is this a problem with the Internal Revenue Service, with the tax code, or with the fallout of the Citizens United decision?
What can we learn from the speed and efficiency with which One Fund Boston has managed the task of distributing moneys to those harmed by the April 15th Boston Marathon bombing?
The creation of regional networks of African artists aids the development of civil society and may lead to a more democratic discourse in the nonprofit sector.
The impact of prospective cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will fall predominantly on people of color. Is this simply a disproportionately adverse impact of an ostensibly racially neutral policy proposal, or the logical result of conservatives’ attacks on federal entitlement programs?
Pope Francis met with Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and affirmed their commitment to the “stability of families” without invoking the union between a man and a woman. If you think that this means a thawing of the Church’s stance on non-heterosexual marriages, though, you haven’t been paying attention.
The National Journal turns its spotlight to “ordinary Americans” taking initiative to address issues that challenge the nation. Now all we need is a government apparatus able and willing to support these kinds of endeavors.
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