Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Ms. Gund is a wealthy white woman who spent a lifetime fighting for racial justice. At 80, she’s the homecoming queen of the philanthropy world. She’s also running out of cash. Agnes Gund at her home in Manhattan. Credit Credit Brad Ogbonna for The New York Times Supported by ByJacob Bernstein Nov. 3, 2018 At a recent gala benefit for the Getty Center in Los Angeles, Agnes Gund accepted an award for her achievements in philanthropy and did something fairly unusual among people in her social set: She barely spoke about herself. Instead, Ms. Gund used her six minutes at the lectern to praise the museum for its contributions to culture and toasted her fellow medal recipients — the curator Thelma Golden and the sculptor Richard Serra — whose work enriched her life. Ms. Gund, 80, is patently uncomfortable accepting awards. She worries that she is going to sound foolish, or look … [Read more...] about Is Agnes Gund the Last Good Rich Person?
By Rich Lowry Published 12:00 am CDT, Saturday, July 21, 2018 Photo: Alex Wong /Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives for a meeting with U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-GA., on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Democrats complain that this nomination makes the court undemocratic, forgetting that it has long been like that — in their favor. less Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives for a meeting with U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-GA., on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Democrats complain that this nomination makes the court undemocratic, forgetting ... more Photo: Alex Wong /Getty Images Yes, the Supreme Court is undemocratic 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In an era of partisan polarization, it is rare to get agreement on anything, but about this there should be … [Read more...] about Yes, the Supreme Court is undemocratic
In the face of protests at airports across the country opposing his restrictive travel ban last year, President Donald Trump defended the executive order as a necessary protection from terrorists. When he was confronted with bipartisan outrage and criticism from his own aides after condemning violence on “both sides” of a white nationalist rally and counterprotest in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, the president dug in his heels.Story Continued Below But on Wednesday, facing what has grown into the biggest moral and political crisis of his administration, the president whose default position is to double down, simply caved in. Sitting behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and embattled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting his policy of separating children from their parents at the border. “The border’s just as tough,” Trump told reporters. … [Read more...] about The day Trump caved
Richard Feloni, provided by Published 6:00 am, Saturday, April 14, 2018 On the "Success! How I Did It" podcast, "Make Trouble" author Cecile Richards discusses her career as president of Planned Parenthood, her decision to step down from that position, and the inspiration provided by her late mother, Texas Governor Ann Richards. Subscribe to "Success! How I Did It" onApple Podcasts,Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. Check out previous episodes with: Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud Edible Arrangements founder and CEO Tariq Farid Astronaut Scott Kelly Flatiron Health founder and CEO Nat Turner Following is a transcript of the video. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Students raise money for electronic glasses that allow partially blind classmate to see Fox29 The 5 Biggest Data Breaches of All Time Fortune FOX Business Beat: Facebook data scandal; gas prices to rise? Fox5DC Equal Pay Will Boost the Overall Economy Cheddar TV Mark … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood’s president on standing up for what you believe in
Richard Feloni, provided by Published 5:33 pm, Saturday, April 7, 2018 Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has a new memoir called "Make Trouble." Richards brought Planned Parenthood back to its movement roots and has defended it from members of Congress throughout her tenure. Planned Parenthood provides a wide variety of women's health services across the United States, but its abortion services have made it one of the most controversial organizations in the country. Richards told Business Insider that she's been inspired throughout her career by her late mother, Texas Governor Ann Richards, and her upbringing in an activist family. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Millions May Have Been Affected by Panera Bread Data Breach Fortune Rubber Duckies are Hiding a Dirty Little Secret Buzz 60 Does Spotify's Listing Deserve an A Grade? Cheddar TV Buyer Beware! You May be Purchasing Products from an … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards on stepping down this year, battling Congress, and why she’s a ‘troublemaker’ who’s never looking for a fight