Abramoff: More Unanswered Questions

Published by: Rick Cohen

Date: March 29, 2006

It’s hard to believe that anyone stumbling into NCRP hasn’t heard the basics of Jack Abramoff’s network of corruption used philanthropy. Some brief exploration of articles written about Abramoff by NCRP staff in issues of Responsive… Read More

The Story of Saipan, DeLay’s Petri Dish and (one of) Abramoff’s Gold Mines.

Date: September 29, 2005

NCRP’s ongoing investigations into the charitable activities of powerful beltway figureheads such as Tom DeLay, Bill Frist, and Jack Abramoff have never ceased to uncover more and more questionable financial dealings. The Senate Finance Committee investigation… Read More

Abramoff: Well-Connected to the Well-Heeled of the Right

Published by: Rick Cohen

Date: November 30, 2004

Penn Ave. lobbyist’s strong ties to right initiatives is proof that the strongest ties aren’t the most visible The cross fertilization of two-stepping politicians and questionable philanthropy is a daily phenomenon, but it takes a little… Read More

Top 10 accomplishments from when Rick Cohen led NCRP

Date: November 18, 2015

Rick Cohen was executive director of NCRP from 1999 to 2006. Like many of you, we’re shocked and saddened by his sudden death on Tuesday. Here are some of his many accomplishments from his years leading… Read More

An Agenda for Change

Published by: Rick Cohen

Date: March 20, 2007

President Bush found a way of wrapping charity and philanthropy into his 2007 State of the Union address this past January. Talking about the strength, generosity, and self-sacrifice of Americans, the president recognized the backup center… Read More

Gingrich and His Philanthropy: The Wrong Signal for the Sector and Accountability Gingrich invited as keynoter at Council on Foundation’s Annual Conference

Published by: Rick Cohen

Date: March 29, 2006

To its credit, the Council on Foundations is making an effort to include conservative viewpoints at its upcoming annual conference in May. There is much to be learned from the leaders of the conservative movement, whose… Read More