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21 Sep 2009
by Colin Greer
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The Truth About Health Care

After Joe Wilson’s inappropriate “You Lie!” outburst in Congress during President Obama’s health care speech, I submitted the following letter to the editor to The New York Times. In all the fuss of wanting to prove that Obama did not lie about wanting to provide health care for undocumented immigrants, public health care advocates have failed...

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16 Apr 2009
by Colin Greer
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Diversity is Not a Dirty Word

The idea that charitable foundations should be required to hire more minority employees, was regrettably framed as a “threat” to philanthropy in an article in The Economist a few weeks ago. Specifically, The Economist article deals with a recommendation from the Greenlining Institute and the Philanthropy Roundtablethat foundations should be sensitive to diversity in the hiring of their employees. These suggestions have...

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24 Mar 2009
by Colin Greer
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Public Accountability vs. Private Privilege

On NY1’s “Road to City Hall” the other day, I listened to former New York senator Alfonse D’Amato, former mayor Ed Koch, and former Comptroller Carl McCall, recently agreeing that there was no difference between billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s use of personal money in his mayoral campaign in New York, and Obama’s use of private fundraising activity during his...

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