- The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is pleased to announce that our 2nd annual New York Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Metropolitan Club. This year’s dinner will feature a debate on income inequality between former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm and Chrystia Freeland, Canadian MP. Team USA will debate Team Canada on the same topic, and the Coolidge and Calvin Prize winners will be awarded.
- The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation comes to Capitol Hill on November 12, 2014, with a conference titled “The Virtuous Obsession: How Better Budget Law Is Key to Meeting Our Fiscal Challenges.” Budgeting was President Coolidge’s specialty. Coolidge once remarked budgets were “a sort of obsession with me,” and he believed a good budget “as among the noblest monuments of virtue.”
The following article was written by Holman Jenkins of The Wall Street Journal and served as one of Mr. Jenkins’ entries for the 2013 Coolidge Prize for Journalism. Mr. Jenkins was the first winner of the prize. You can apply for the 2014 Coolidge Prize for Journalism on our Prize webpage.