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Newspaper Habit Can Keep You Fit

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Your brain is flexing its decision-making muscles, performing what’s called the “executive function.” You need these skills everywhere.

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Weathering Adversity Brings Us Together

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Historically and biologically speaking, what we call “normal” has been anything but. Life has been a constant struggle for most of humanity, most of the time.

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Oregon Should Bridge Its Digital Divide

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Supply and demand for housing is out of whack everywhere in Oregon. Population centers have too much demand. Everywhere else has excess supply. Statewide rent control won’t solve these problems. Here’s what will.

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Oregon’s Urban Growth Boundaries Have Deepened Economic Chasms

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Where the cityscape stops, the countryside begins. There’s really nothing in between. That’s the Oregon mystique. Or was. Now we have two Oregons, each with very different sets of problems to solve.

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Why Humans Make Pour Decisions

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Evolution never considered that calories, sugar/stimulants or inebriants might come via liquid. We’re literally defenseless.

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Virginia Invented Whiteness. Now They Should End It.

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Only a series of frank conversations can prevent the current situation from getting worse. Sublimation simultaneously displaces and amplifies our emotions. Humans are complex, but when distressed, they can become impossible.

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Curiosity Is More Important Than Ever

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Just a few years ago, the room was run by the person with the best answers, as it had been for the last three-and-a-half centuries. Control has suddenly shifted to those who ask good questions.

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Enlightenment Era Has Ended

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

New inventions changed how humans literally saw the world. The observable world yielded to the measurable world. You had a good run, René.

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America Loves Strongman Leaders … Every 72 Years

February 1st, 2019 No Comments

Only four U.S. presidents have ever suspended habeas corpus protections — imprisoning Americans without a trial. If you have 36 cents in your pocket, I can show you the faces of the first three.

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Our Bipolar Presidential Election History

January 19th, 2019 No Comments

Apart from Reagan’s magnetism, our presidential elections have swung from left to right with metronomic regularity for 64 years.

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