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December 4, 2019

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The 11 nations of North America, Colin Woodward and Tufts/Brian Stauffer in Business Insider

One of the shortcomings of my trip around the country is that I never really penetrated America's conservative community of thought. Undoubtedly, a contributing factor was a nai...

April 26, 2018

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A recent article in Vox got me thinking about our "democratic project," especially after reading James Fallow's piece earlier in the week. A particular quote by the author jumped out, because it resonates in the space between local engagement and national governance:

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April 25, 2018

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 "Even as the national government induces distrust and despair," James Fallows writes in the Atlantic, "most polls show rising faith in local governance."

This resonates as a key message out of A Search for America. In interview after interview, while I generally h...

February 7, 2018

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In an earlier post, I'd referenced a Journal of Democracy article about some interesting findings that suggest many citizens in democratic nations would willingly "trade" or give up aspects of a healthy democracy for greater economic security. The Economist provides so...

February 7, 2018

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 December and January were festivity-filled months of exhilaration, distraction, contemplation and reverie, and ultimately some good many hours writing. And the result is the final report of Search for America, which I am completely humbled and grateful to be sharing....

January 11, 2018

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A slew of articles have come across my desk lately and they all point to one thing: democracy as we've known it reached its high watermark years ago. And we've endured a period of decline during which disenchantment set in and the appetite for reform has begun to swell...