FOLLOW THE SEARCH

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:

Wh...

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...

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...

December 23, 2017

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One of the themes I heard on my search for the essential narratives and imagery of our democratic aspiration was, simply, fatigue. More than that, it was exhaustion. The sense that more is being taking out of us by the political system than we are getting back - more h...