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Congress Clashes Over Conspiracy Theories & Political Agendas As IRS Targeting Appears To Include “Progressives”

25 June 2013

Did they or didn’t they? For weeks, we’ve been hearing whispers that the Internal Revenue Service’s screening process which targeted certain tax exempt organizations included not only “Tea Party” terminology but those on the other end of the political spectrum, as well. Those whispers have now become roars. Democrats in the House claim that the […]

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Rocker Jack White Pays Tax Bill, Saves Historic Building

10 June 2013

Last week, things looked bleak for the world’s largest Masonic Temple. A significant amount of taxes was owed on the property and, according to the Detroit Free Press, it was in danger of falling into foreclosure. The building, the Detroit Masonic Temple, designed by architect George Mason, has been a part of the Motor City’s […]

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Donations Pour In For Oklahoma Relief Efforts, Including $1 Million From Carrie Underwood and Kevin Durant

30 May 2013

Just about a week after devastating tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, relief is on its way – and it has big name stars written all over it. First up, Carrie Underwood donated one million dollars from the proceeds of her Blown Away tour, which wrapped last week. The money was donated to Red Cross. Underwood, who […]

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Making A Difference After Boston: Charitable Giving, Crowdfunding & Other Donations

19 April 2013

On Monday, in the midst of all of the terrible news coming out of Boston, I was heartened to hear the stories of ordinary people acting in extraordinary ways: those who rushed toward the scene – and not away – in order to help the wounded, those marathon runners who kept running to the hospital […]

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12 Days of Charitable Giving 2012: Girls On The Run

31 December 2012

I was a fat kid. There’s no sugar coating it. I started out Southern beauty pageant cute a la Honey Boo Boo together with a combination of questionable genetics and a love of deep fried foods. My brothers were encouraged to be athletes, I was not. Girls did not play soccer. Girls did not run […]

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12 Days of Charitable Giving 2012: Free Arts NYC

30 December 2012

Teenagers and young adults of low socioeconomic status who have a history of in-depth arts involvement earn better grades and have higher rates of college enrollment and attainment than those that are not exposed to the arts. They are more likely to work in a professional career, volunteer, vote and read a newspaper. In fact, […]

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12 Days of Charitable Giving 2012: Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

29 December 2012

Sea turtles inhabit all of the world’s oceans except the Arctic. There are seven species of sea turtles; five of these are found in my home state of North Carolina. The most abundant species in North Carolina is the loggerhead that nests annually on our beaches. Loggerhead and green sea turtles are listed as “threatened” […]

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12 Days of Charitable Giving 2012: ShelterBox

27 December 2012

When a crisis hits, we tend to think big. But what if helping was as simple as finding relief inside a green box? ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides temporary shelter and life saving supplies to displaced families. These families could be displaced due to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or […]

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12 Days of Charitable Giving 2012: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

26 December 2012

Let’s talk celebrity crushes. When I was a kid, I had a few, some of them a bit less humiliating than others. On the list? Greg Evigan (I was a huge BJ & The Bear fan), Scott Baio, Erik Estrada, Jon Bon Jovi, John Stamos and Jon Cryer (apparently I had a thing for Johns). […]

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12 Days of Charitable Giving 2012: Fisher House Foundation

23 December 2012

My brother got married yesterday. He’s in the military so the service was arranged in between deployments. His new wife understands that their lives will be largely like this: planning for birthdays, anniversaries and other events in between being shipped in and out. It is tough but it is the life that he signed on […]

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