First They Came for the Corporations . . .

This article originally appeared in Philanthropy Daily on September 24, 2018. California Gov. Jerry Brown is currently considering signing a bill that would require private, publicly traded corporations based in the state to have at least one woman on their boards of directors by the end of 2019. Should Brown sign SB 826, California would become the first state in the nation to have such a mandate. The bill…

The One True Puerto Rico Death Toll and Other Fictions

This article originally appeared in American Greatness on September 21, 2018. How many people died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria? From news accounts, we know the exact number: 48. I mean 64. At least 450. No, 985. More like 1,052, or maybe 1,085. It could be 4,645 or 5,740, one study said, or somewhere between 793 and 8,498. Or 2,975. Yeah, that’s it! The one, true, absolutely…

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