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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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You Can’t Tell the President to Buzz Off

October 5th, 2018 No Comments

Presidential Alerts suddenly make the President’s Twitter feed seem quaint.

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Minor Pleasures of Eugene Fandom

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

We witness pure joy. It appears during competition — but it actually comes from the learning. Mastery is deeply satisfying. That satisfaction cannot be hidden.

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Climate Hardships Fall Unevenly

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

The rain (or lack thereof) does not fall equally on the just and the unjust. The dismay Kristen feels is not distributed equally across the political spectrum.

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Murphy’s Law and the American Midwest

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

The stories we tell animate the world around us, and many people in the heartland have gotten used to shading their stories in darker tones.

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Collusion is Happening in Broad Daylight

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

Every time the president attacks the independent press, he is doing from the inside what Russia cannot do from outside. Every time Congress passes a tax cut or expands a war without paying for it, the vicious cycle accelerates. Every Supreme Court ruling that makes it easier to hide the money used to influence voters, the opportunities for mischief expand.

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