Taxing inherited wealth builds in an incentive for the rich to give more and splurge less.
Taxing inherited wealth doesn't just generate revenue for the government. It encourages philanthropy.
Millions of Americans donate to relief efforts after natural disasters.
Donations to relief efforts from corporations and celebrities may get the most attention, but they are exceptions.
What’s the role of faith in service?
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Religious values, deeply rooted in texts, serve as an important motivator for giving. Religious Americans volunteer more, give more, and give more often.
Americans make charitable donations for many reasons.
Economic trends, not politics, typically influence how money money Americans donate to charity. Yet some advocacy groups say their donations surged after the 2016 presidential election.
The number of Americans who can get a tax break through their charitable contributions could tumble during the Trump administration.
The tax changes Trump and GOP lawmakers propose would reduce charitable giving, research suggests. But letting everyone use a tax break mostly enjoyed by the rich might prevent that.
Wednesday, June 21, is International Yoga Day. A scholar explains how yoga is being Christianized in different parts of the world. So, what then is real yoga?
Tech billionaire Sean Parker and his wife Alexandra Lenas Parker are among today’s youngest and most ambitious donors.
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In 'The Givers,' author David Callahan warns that today's mega-rich philanthropists wield too much political clout. He may be exaggerating their power and lowballing the public's own strength.
Shooters exposed to lead at work over long periods of time, like military personnel in firing ranges, risk a range of medical complaints.
Millions of people who shoot, for work or leisure, risk lead poisoning, according to new research.
A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Sam Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, on the field prior to a 1984 National League playoff game.
No team in sports has inspired better literature than the hapless Chicago Cubs. The oeuvre includes a little-known tale by W.P. Kinsella: 'The Last Pennant Before Armageddon.'
The Cannon Street All-Stars watch from the stands at the 1955 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
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Charleston's Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars thought they'd have a chance to compete for a spot in the coveted Little League World Series. But South Carolina's Little League director had other ideas.
Hate crime or terrorism?
Was this a crime about hate or political ideology? Extremist experts use data to explain what type of crime took place in Florida, and why it matters.
Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson.
Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey liked to take credit for breaking the color barrier. In truth, it was the culmination of a long campaign waged by the left wing press and labor unions.
In 2015, gas prices fell below $2 per gallon in Moscow Mills, Missouri. The trend of low gas prices across the United States delay a signature Obama proposal to reduce emissions from cars and trucks.
Faced with stringent fuel economy standards but cheap gas, automakers may seek to delay CAFE rules. What's the best way to reevaluate these emissions-cutting rules?
Like any other player, Robinson needed to earn his spot on the Montreal Royals’ roster.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Much has been written about Robinson’s first major league game. Far less is known about the first integrated spring training game in Florida.
NASA’s Aqua satellite, carrying sensors used by researchers to measure mosquito-favoring environmental conditions on Earth.
Satellite imaging can locate mosquito-friendly environments, allowing us to predict the advance of diseases they carry.
Joe Louis and Neil Scott help Isaac Woodard up a set a stairs soon after a beating left him blind.
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Seventy years ago, a horrific beating left a black World War II vet blind. His determined fight for justice would earn the support of Orson Welles, Woody Guthrie – and even the president.
Eye in the sky: the ‘spidercam’ is just one of the technological innovations bringing ever more information to football fans.
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Is there now so much information being shown on football broadcast screens that it's time for another announcerless game?
What’s new about black students’ demands?
Beverly Yuen Thompson
Here's what black student activists were asking for 50 years ago. So, what changed?
Refugees arrive in Germany.
Today's refugee crisis is not just about the movement of people. It is also about the human immobility that is baked into contemporary laws and politics. What, then, of the code of hospitality?