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What "New Power" Means for #GivingTuesday

November 25, 2014

History keeps getting itself made, and now and then, regular people get a chance at sharing power. Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms articulated this much more eloquently in Understanding “New Power”. I'm pretty passionately committed to this for at least the next twenty years, have already been practicing it daily for the last twenty years. Here's… Read more »

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Everyone, thanks!

November 21, 2014

Okay, I've gotten a big surge of support in the last few days, like fan mail and social media stuff. That means a lot to me. It all relates to two different but related areas: 1. Standing up to find trustworthy news. Like I say, a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. The Trust Project… Read more »

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Why I Support Vets

November 20, 2014

Bottom line: if someone volunteers to risk taking a bullet to protect me, I should stand up and help out. This might date back to my mid-teens, towards the end of the Vietnam war. I saw returning vets getting treated without respect. At that time, I knew that was wrong, but couldn't articulate it. Maybe… Read more »

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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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Getting Real About Ethics and Trust in News Media

October 17, 2014

Let’s Fix It: Why Is It So Hard to Find Ethics and Trust in the Media? Coupla years ago, I blurted out that "the press is the immune system of democracy." That's what I learned from my high school history teacher, Anton Schulzki. That's not working so well. We've had major press scandals recently, including… Read more »

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Women doing STEM right

September 30, 2014

Hey, it's important to me to recognize folks doing really good work, especially those who don't usually get the recognition they deserve. My team and I have generated quite a few lists of women doing good work: Women Disrupting the Startup World Impressive Women in Engineering Women-Run Startups to Check Out Inspirational Women in Tech… Read more »

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