Lisa Colagrossi reports on the holiday weekend on Long Island
sequiturial: The Clintons have taken the art of charitable giving to new levels by constructing their own highly successful model. They know that there are many, many wealthy people out there who feel compelled to express their humanity by sharing their wealth. Most of them need guidance in the most efficient way to donate their money. The Clintons make speeches that explain to them how to get the best outcome for their charitable giving, for which they receive huge donations. They donate most of THAT money to their own charity and pass it through to their charitable activities. The foundation’s programming is subdivided into “initiatives,” “alliances” and “partnerships” aimed at a grab-bag of causes. They include climate change, cooperative farming in Africa, economic growth in Haiti, obesity in the United States, access to lifesaving drugs, youth unemployment, early literacy, women’s advocacy, the reduction of preventable disease, the streamlining of developing markets, sustainable health systems and volunteerism. The Clintons deserve all the global respect that they command, they deserve the huge fees that they earn, and they deserve all the political success that they have had and will have, past, present, and future.