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Maybe Sport Can Lead Us Out of Tribalism

In an age when tribalism is the unchecked force behind even the most intimate decisions we make, the NBA is sending a powerful message. The stars of the league will be playing for the love of the

Silence is Golden: A Short History of Talking

Reply-all didn’t end loneliness. It caused it. Offices became quieter, like classrooms filled with well-behaved children.

Kesey Square Proposal (2003), Revised

“Ken Kesey Square” deserves to be at the center of Eugene for its oxymoronic value alone. Was there ever a man who more refused to be a square than Ken Kesey?

A New Approach to Gun Control: Give Every American One

Here’s my modest proposal. Give every American, when they register to vote, a gun. Each American can keep it or give it back, but that’s it. If America is going to keep a militia, let it be

Sitting Can Be So Inspirational

I’ve been pondering this week that you can’t spell “team” without “tea.” Sitting back and sipping a morning beverage without a looming deadline or a critical editor sounds pretty good right about now.

Gifts Are Becoming More Immaterial

Why did Phil Knight decide to sell shoes? Why did Jeff Bezos start his empire with eBooks? How did Steve Jobs reinvent how music is played? Each had the same insight.

Hidden Homelessness Culprit: Agency (Twice)

Lost in that transition was any coherent way for the government to help those who cannot or will not help themselves. Many agencies, public and private, step into that breach and do heroic work on a daily

opportunity knocks

You’re invited. It’s Friday, Dec. 22nd, starting at 6:00 p.m. and it will finish when our hosts run out of hot chocolate. Dress for warmth, but otherwise, come as you are. The event will be canceled if

What Might Have Happened to Garrison Keillor

Donald Trump received more votes than Hillary Clinton in all but nine Minnesota counties. Trump’s strength across the country was in rural areas. Keillor’s weekly commentaries for the Washington Post Writers Group proved a poor companion in

Don’t Duck an Opportunity: Let Christobal and Leavitt Share

Any way you slice it, success in college football comes down to two positions — starting quarterback and head coach. The University of Oregon Ducks could shake up the status quo — and rattle every other team