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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.


Nation Should Hear Oregon’s Primary Concerns

January 18th, 2019 No Comments

Two or three days of uninterrupted attention is about as much as Oregon could bear — or, frankly, deserves.


A Truth-Telling Strategy That Will Totally Work

January 3rd, 2019 No Comments

No editor wants to clutter a page with disclaimers and dependent clauses. They can insert “without providing evidence” and “despite the consensus among experts,” but the president’s words must still be presented as he said them.


Exactly How Much is Our Attention Worth? (Four Dollars)

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

For 13 cents a day, we could have saved all the time we’ve spent watching TV ads?


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.


Election 2018: 501 Stories — All Different

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

This diversity is not about virtue. It’s about surviving and thriving in all sorts of different political environments. It has nothing to do with identity politics or group entitlements.


Statistics Are Not Facts

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

One thousandth of a crisis is nothing more than a problem. We still ask, “What will we do?” — but without the plaintive wail of helplessness….


Safety Measures Won’t Loosen Without Leadership

March 9th, 2018 No Comments

President Franklin Roosevelt … gave our adversaries the playbook now being used against us. When people are afraid, they’ll barter their freedom. The ratchet tightens one notch at a time.


Collide With Your Daily Newspaper

March 2nd, 2018 No Comments

You may have seen this quote from an executive in Tuesday’s paper this week: “Politicians should not use taxpayer dollars to impose ideological litmus tests and punish organizations that express views that politicians dislike.” Or maybe you didn’t see it. It’s why you should read the print publication or its electronic facsimile. Tuesday’s paper had […]


The Attention Economy Names Our Price — It’s Alarmingly Low

February 28th, 2018 No Comments

This is no longer the Information Age, if it ever was. Information has certainly become super-abundant, but it was always a means to an end. We’re learning to call this the Attention Economy, because that’s really what drives it.