by Max Brantley
The New York Times today has an extensive story today about the Clinton Foundation, a topic with obvious Arkansas interest because of its comparatively small, if important, tentacle in Arkansas.
Newspaper readers may have noticed a version of this article in today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. It was an edited version of the longer report in the Times that I've linked above.
As the story notes, competitive personalities and a certain amount of chaotic management are reminiscent of the Clinton White House years. Concern for the organization's future after the chief rainmaker, the former president, passes on is a big part of the story. Also political complications; a pecking order and potential conflicts among contributors, and Hillary Clinton's political future.
I'll otherwise leave it at that on account of personal conflict. As I've mentioned before, my daughter now works at the Foundation. She's just returned home to New York after three weeks of work on HIV and agriculture development projects in Malawi and Tanzania. Her descriptions of her work are not glamorous, but they are inspiring to a proud father.