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October 5, 2017

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There is an element of my upcoming trip, that when placed in an historical perspective, compels a story of privilege. Back in July, the VSB writer Brian Broome wrote a piece "I Want To Take The Great American Roadtrip Through The Heartland, But I'm Scared Because I'm,...

October 5, 2017

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There's an expression that has been around for a while, which arose out of America's period of westward expansion. Imagine in a time before the Interstate, before Route 66 – towns and service areas sprinkled like rose petals atop the dusty crust of the Great American D...

October 3, 2017

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"The life of the arts," John F. Kennedy said in 1962, "far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of the nation, is close to the center of a nation's purpose - and is a test to the quality of a nation's civilization.”

In the same way, the stories that we...

October 2, 2017

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One of the most powerful, insightful, and moving books that I have ever read that wove a tapestry of America in my mind remains W.E.B. Du Bois' "The Souls of Black Folk." Written in 1903 and drawn from a series of remarkable travels as a teacher and sociologist through...

September 30, 2017

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One of the really cool recommendations that came in yesterday is Stephen Kellogg's "The America Song," from Twitter user 802 clin IT Ldr. Stephen is an earnest, full-throated balladeer who draws on a lot of Americana and familiar folk rock arrangements in his uplifting...

September 29, 2017

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This is the title of a collection of fifteen speeches composed and delivered by the American scholar David McCullough. They are wonderfully compact, spry assemblies of facts and ideas that all have their origins in the people and events that have shaped American histor...

September 29, 2017

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An old symbol that has moved through American history in curious ways is the Gadsden Flag of 1775. In many ways, its cultural currency today couldn't be further from its historical meaning to the Patriots, who associated the image with unity, eternity, vigilance, and p...

September 29, 2017

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One of the important details in this trip is to ensure that I hit all eight of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (US Department of Commerce) regions of the US. This will provide the ability to say that the trip has geographic representation with some heft behind it.

The r...

September 28, 2017

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The idea for this road-side study was conceived out of a conversation I shared with colleagues from my public policy days. We've been in and out of touch over the course of twenty years, watching and discussing the rollercoaster ride of democratic governance in twenty-...

September 28, 2017

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As I've been thinking about symbolism and the question of whether we have a unifying democratic culture in America – and does it matter? – numerous writers living and passed have inspired me. Here are the few I elected to use in helping to frame my research proposal to...

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