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Trumping on eggshells | Frank Bruni / Syndicated columnist

I recently asked a good friend where her boss stood on Donald Trump. This wasn’t an idle question. Her boss gives big money to Republican candidates. He’s both power broker and weather vane. And she talks politics with him all the time. But she has no idea about him and Trump. She hasn’t inquired, because...

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More transparency needed at the Gates Foundation | Letter to the editor

The Gates Foundation is indeed accomplishing great good with its huge endowment, but one wonders if its acknowledged need for more transparency could not be enhanced with a comprehensive annual report, such as the large, established foundations — for example, Rockefeller, Ford or Carnegie — made broadly available . Along with more information about the...