A Tribute to Whitney Ball

Supporters of free markets, limited government and federalism lost a spirited champion this week. Whitney Ball, the inspiring president and CEO of DonorsTrust, is at rest after an ongoing battle with cancer. A dear friend to many advocates of individual freedom and economic liberty, Ball helped found the Philanthropy Roundtable as … »

South Korea Celebrates 70 Years of Independence

On August 15, South Korea, formally known as the Republic of Korea (ROK) will celebrate 70 years of independence. A true appreciation for the profound significance of Korean Independence Day requires an understanding of Japan’s 35 year occupation that extended from August 1910 until August 1945. Korea’s and Japan’s histories, … »

Dodd Frank at Five Years – Another Big Government Failure

The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, named for Senator Christopher Dodd and Representative Barney Frank, who helped spearhead its creation in reaction to the financial crisis, was touted as a means to prevent another government bailout and to mitigate supposed predatory financial lending practices. The law as ultimately enacted is more … »

Clean Power Plan Legal Battle Begins

Early last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final version of the Clean Power Plan, the federal regulation designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants by roughly one-third from 2005 levels. Mere days after the final rule was released, Elbert Lin, solicitor general … »