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A Trustworthy Press is the Immune System of Democracy

November 19, 2014

I’m a news consumer. I’m not trying to tell anybody how to do their job, or how to fix the news. I’m not in the business, and will respect professional boundaries. I just want news I can trust. I also want to help reward good, honest journalism. Since I’m not an expert, I have to… Read more »

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5 Sites I've Got Bookmarked That Might Surprise You

June 25, 2014

Hey, I'm frequently asked which sites I recommend. I tend to be overly minimalist, but beyond that, I mostly use RSS feeds instead of visiting sites. Though, here are some sites that I make a point to visit pretty often… (in no particular order) politicalwire.com – I rely on Taegan Goddard's Political Wire for straight,… Read more »

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Best Advice: Choose Your Fights Carefully

March 5, 2014

Confrontation is a natural mode for many humans, even nerd-variants like myself. It's a useful emotional vent, but can also be quite profitable by polarizing interested parties, and then selling one's services to one side or the other. Lobbyists and consultants in Washington generate a lot of billable hours that way. Me, well, I've learned… Read more »

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Why Men Must "Lean In" to Support Women's Leadership

August 6, 2013

Guys, let's help get more women into public office. Okay, this is about fairness, and getting better government everywhere. I feel that we should treat everyone like we want to be treated, and that means everyone gets a break. That also means that all humans should have a chance to lead, in business and in… Read more »

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Trustworthy journalism in a fact-checking-free world

July 25, 2013

Getting real about trustworthy journalism Okay, I really just want news I can trust. Couple years ago, I blurted out that "the press should be the immune system of democracy." Personally, I really don't like being lied to, but my deal here is that our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful… Read more »

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Nick Zevely
Nick Zevely

After Returning Home, a Continued Mission of Service

February 17, 2012

Guest post by Nicholas Zevely, The Mission Continues The Mission Continues challenges post-9/11 veterans to rebuild purpose through community service. Through a 26-week community service fellowship, each Mission Continues Fellow dedicates 20 hours/week to volunteering with the local nonprofit organization of their choice. To date, over 250 veterans have been awarded fellowships with organizations including… Read more »

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