Scott Walter

Walter served in the George W. Bush administration as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and was vice president for publications and research at the Philanthropy Roundtable. There he edited Philanthropy magazine and also produced donor guidebooks on public policy research, school choice, and assistance to the poor. Walter writes regularly for PhilanthropyDaily.com and previously served as a senior fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and as senior editor of the American Enterprise Institute’s flagship publication. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., he is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Scott Walter

  • Pope Francis vs. the New York Times

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    Over at PhilanthropyDaily.com, I have a new piece arguing that, much as the New York Times would like to claim Pope Francis for their team, he doesn’t approach the poor…
  • Obamacare bites AmeriCorps

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    Over at PhilanthropyDaily.com, I have a piece on what may be the funniest of all the grim unintended consequences of Obamacare. It involves the endlessly controversial federal program…
  • The Left’s lack of respect for the poor

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    At PhilanthropyDaily.com, I recently posed a question to my friend on the Left, Rick Cohen: Why doesn’t the Left trust the law-abiding poor to own guns? Cohen was kind enough…
  • Anti-donor griping

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    At PhilanthropyDaily.com, I have a piece responding to gripes from the Left that donor-advised funds actually let donors direct where their money goes. Why do some folks in…
  • Respecting the poor

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    Over at PhilanthropyDaily.com, I ask, Why doesn’t the Left trust the law-abiding poor to have guns to defend themselves from violence? I put the question to my left-wing friend Rick Cohen, who…
  • Enemy of the Welfare State

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    Over at PhilanthropyDaily.com, I have a tribute to Bob Cote, an outstanding faith-based charity entrepreneur who recently died. Cote loathed the impersonal, counterproductive welfare state that was the opposite of…
  • Conservatives need community

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    Over at PhilanthropyDaily.com, I have a piece commenting on an excellent essay in the Atlantic by AEI economist Michael Strain. He argues that conservatives are doing a disservice to their…
  • Using Tax Exemptions as Weapons

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    Over at PhilanthropyDaily.com, I discuss recent attacks on the Boy Scouts’ tax exemptions by gay rights activists: The persecution of the Boy Scouts is just one more example of how…
  • Nonprofits for Bribery

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    At PhilanthropyDaily.com, I have a new post on a gun-control group’s complaint that the federal budget doesn’t have enough loose change in it to grease the “bribes” necessary to buy…
  • Funders silent on the war on women

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    At PhilanthropyDaily.com, I have a piece on the disturbing fact that multi-billion-dollar foundations fund “population control” and “reproductive health services” but are silent about China’s war on women, even though…
  • Investigating some donors

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    Over at PhilanthropyDaily.com, I have a new piece on Sen. Carl Levin’s plan to open an investigation that will target giving to conservative political causes, especially by corporations.  Unions, the…
  • Another voter registration scandal

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    Over at PhilanthropyDaily.com, I have a piece on two scandals breaking out in North Carolina. The first scandal involves thousands of improper voter registrations in a scam that was duplicated in…
  • Elitists Violating Donor Intent

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    Over at PhilanthropyDaily.com, I have a blog post commenting our study of the American Library Association and two classic diseases of the nonprofit world that study brings to…