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The Wall Street Takeover of Charity

by Jesse Eisinger for ProPublica Donor-advised funds run by huge money management firms are exploding. Fidelity Charitable runs the second-ranked charity in the United States, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, behind United Way Worldwide. Charles Schwab’s is fourth and Vanguard’s is…

Pugsley Addams actor died this week

Kenneth Patrick “Ken” Weatherwax, the child actor best known for having played Pugsley on the Addams Family television series, died on December 7, 2014. Born in Los Angeles, California, on September 29, 1955, Weatherwax found it difficult to get work…

International Space Station symbolizes one Earth

During times of almost universal strife among different cultures on Earth, one of the most fascinating projects that has attracted broad global participation is the construction and operation of the International Space Station, which may actually be observed from New Jersey using…