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I’ve been writing here for over a decade now. In hindsight, only a handful of those posts are still worth reading.



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Is There an NPR One for News Video that isn’t YouTube?

NPR One has become an essential part of my daily routine. I'd say that 40% of my news consumption comes from social media and around 50% comes from NPR One. The app automatically aggregates news stories and podcasts from across NPR affiliate stations. When you open...

On Asking Big Questions

I frequently wonder why more people aren’t asking the “big questions.” To me, they seem like the obvious questions to ask.

What is Philanthropy For?

Though imperfect and not without risks, we are better off with philanthropy than without it. Philanthropy is not undemocratic; extreme inequality is undemocratic.

Our Purpose is Process

Our generation isn’t positioned to do what past generations accomplished. Our purpose is process. It’s a difficult rallying cry, but that doesn’t detract from its importance.

Trump and People Power

What is a democracy-loving, power-to-the-people peer progressive to do when the networks work against us?


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