A letter to John Kerry on the Keystone pipeline and civil disorder..
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A survey on American attitudes to climate change consistently gives self-contradictory results.
Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits by Lesley Rosenthal (John Wiley & Sons 2012) As I embarked on writing Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits, well-meaning and concerned folks cited at least three reasons why no one had written such a book before, and (implicitly) why I shouldn’t try: it’s too [...]
The most powerful argument in this LA Times op-ed piece opposing the charitable tax deduction is that it’s a poor trade-off. Retired foundation executive Jack Shakely points out that charities have permitted themselves to be shorn of their ability to influence policy and politics in return for a mess of pottage. Of course the restrictions [...]
OWS is losing public support, [correction: polling numbers ungarbled 16/XI] to 33 for-45 opposed from 35F-36O a month ago. The project is suffering from a variety of problems mostly related to the lack of focus and leadership that appeared to its adherents as a virtue when it began. This doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have happened, [...]
Let’s put it plainly. The demands of Occupy Wall Street are both valid and popular. The people occupying Wall Street are total flakes. The second fact in no way discredits the first. The people in Zuccotti Park aren’t the best people to carry forth their message—but they don’t need to be. They’ve already catalyzed others to do the job.
On Tuesday I’ll drive from Chicago up to Sauk City, Wisconsin, to do voter protection, that is, pollwatching while holding a law degree. Wisconsin historically has offered exceptionally inclusive voter access, including in-precinct same-day registration. But one of the many delightful consequences of the Republican takeover of the state is a photo-i.d. law which isn’t [...]
The Democratic Strategist has just posted a strategy memo by me on why Obama can’t be an activist, an organizer, a legislator and a president all at once. It applies some of my ideas from Ruling Passions to what’s going on now. My fans might find it of interest; my critics, great fun to insult. [...]