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A letter to Men Who Trust Women

August 14, 2013

Hey, Your support for Men Who Trust Women is really important. Reproductive health's now center stage in political debates and legislation. Men really can, should, and do play an important role in all of this.  Unfortunately, there are bad actors out there who oppose choice, and they often speak up to dominate the national conversation… Read more »

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VA gives vets up to a year of retroactive benefits for using FDCs to help reduce the backlog

August 12, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reducing the backlog in disability claims with approaches including Fully Developed Claims, FDCs. FDC processing is expedited, and can reduce the time and effort it takes for VA workers to get 'em done… which means they can focus on more difficult cases.The deal with an FDC is that a… Read more »

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WiFi to help out with HIV/AIDS on Mfangano Island

August 7, 2013

Hey, I help out The Organic Health Response on Mfangano Island, and gave them some money a few months ago to help upgrade their wifi. You'll see them on the Teching Across the Globe map. They've been using IT and environmental sustainability on Mfangano Island in Western Kenya to work against HIV/AIDS across Lake Victoria. And… 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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Interview: Full Circle Home

August 2, 2013

Hey there, as promised, I'm following up with the final interview I conducted with Vickie Durfee, Executive Director and Lisa Miller, Partner of Full Circle Home. Full Circle Home won a Bonus Challenge during the CrowdRise Veterans Charity Challenge that raised over $448,000. Full Circle Home's doing some really good work. Through donations and corporate… Read more »

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Interview: Swords to Plowshares

July 30, 2013

Hey there, as many of you know, I gave $50k to the CrowdRise Veterans Charity Challenge earlier this month. The total money raised for Veterans and Milfams exceeded $448,000.   In my #VetsChallenge wrap up post, I asked you to stay tuned for the interviews I'd be conducting with two great orgs, both winners of… 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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What Inspires Me: Leonard Cohen

July 24, 2013

Customer service can really be corrosive, and it gets worse than the usual trolling and abuse. However, singer and poet Leonard Cohen really helps me get through the day, with a small but substantial assist from Dr Stephen T Colbert DFA (Doctor of Fine Arts). Shit rolls downhill. That's the life of a customer service… Read more »

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Helping out homeless veterans

July 19, 2013

Hey, the Department of Veterans Affairs does more and more to give homeless vets a hand: VA triples spending on homelessness problem… "The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday awarded almost $300 million in grants for homeless and low-income assistance efforts, three times what the agency spent on that program last year. The move is… Read more »

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Supporting more effective national service

July 17, 2013

A lot of really good people are helping Americans in need via the Corporation for National and Community Service. It's a "private-public partnership," meaning that people in business, government, and the nonprofit sector work together with citizens to get results. That includes a lot of good work by AmeriCorps, which engages 80,000 Americans in results-driven… Read more »

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