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Rainy Political Parades

October 22nd, 2018 No Comments

The political right asks for much less from its adherents: write a check or return a ballot. Moreover, their efforts can be focused on just one day a year.


Here’s to Our Horizontal Heroes

October 19th, 2018 No Comments

Willey’s restaurants regularly win awards from patrons and food critics, but don’t be distracted by the accolades — because its owner isn’t. She shows up for work every day.


Suffrage Lessons

October 11th, 2018 No Comments

Even when our best do their best, the ideal is seldom reached. Moral clarity benefits from hindsight. History reveals what few can discern. Humility should be longevity’s lesson to each of us.


Winning is More Complex Than We Knew

October 5th, 2018 No Comments

Amoral computers seem to be teaching humans how to prevail at any cost, by bending rules without breaking them.


Don’t Let Scooters Ruin Our Riverfront Paths

October 5th, 2018 No Comments

Our riverfront trails attract all comers. That makes them special. Bicycles, skateboards, baby strollers, wheelchairs and dogs — even horses — are welcome. Joggers, runners, and walkers pass at different speeds, cooperating to avoid collisions. Communication is key.


EWEB Riverfront Park Plan Answers What, But Not Why

October 5th, 2018 No Comments

Those who have not been trained in the discipline confuse design with decoration. Decoration is fundamentally additive. … Design, on the other hand, reaches beauty not by exertion but discernment.


Unasked Questions for Judge Kavanaugh

October 3rd, 2018 No Comments

Do you believe your outrage today against a secret pro-Clinton cabal comports well with the temperament required of a Supreme Court justice?


Lame Holiday Season Looms

September 21st, 2018 No Comments

As fall turns to winter this year, the stories about elected officials doing their work (or not) may ignore the holiday break. It could be so bad that families feel compelled to keep television news blaring throughout Thanksgiving meals and holiday gift exchanges.


Water From the Sky: A Post-Summer Primer

September 14th, 2018 No Comments

We barely remember how to shuffle our feet against a mat before entering the house. We’ve been beating the dust off them instead. Except for metaphors, we haven’t considered mud for months.


Grand Unified Theory of Political Dysfunction

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

In our checks-and-balance system, the checks maintain balance. Each branch keeps other branches from taking too much power. But what we’re seeing now is different. When one branch collapses, the other branches lean in and step up to maintain balance.