Category Archives: democracy

Framing Thugs and Heroes

Part 1 Next week I travel to the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, where I’m honored to talk about how news media captured the essence of a story from my home-state: Oregon. Here’s the story: With no warning, … Continue reading

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Let’s Turn this Argument Upside-Down

Separate, but not Separate Just when you’re about to lose hope, those clever Buddhists help you see the light. I listened to a talk about differences and separation, and it dawned on me what Buddhists have been suggesting all along: … Continue reading

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Call Out the Lies

  Resist Time to call out the lies. You can still be gracious. But there’s no need to tolerate stupidity in the face of bigotry, misogyny and dishonesty. So: write, text, tweet, and follow the folks whose aim is to … Continue reading

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Bring Back Integrity

Feeling Rotten, Part 2 Yup: the lies, the venom, the cronyism and the bigotry repulse me. We have buried integrity in the political landscape. Two examples of integrity loom: one made headlines this week, and the other may be hidden … Continue reading

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Good News, But

Remain vigilant  Sunday—a day punctuated by football games and family dinners—is a poor timing choice for breaking important news, but the US Army Corps of Engineers announced today it “would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline … Continue reading

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Have we lost our moorings?

For weeks our local public radio station had urged us to consider what the American Dream means. I discovered when I spent part of one summer talking with faculty and students in Amman, Jordan—as part of an exchange–the denizens we … Continue reading

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