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Simple Fixes to Overly Dramatized Democratic Debates

August 9th, 2019 No Comments

Networks want to build their brands as much as the candidates do, so I have an even simpler plan. The Democratic National Committee could simply ban the split-screen video effect.


Housing Affordability Plans Won’t Work; Focus Instead on Civic Pride

May 10th, 2019 No Comments

Participatory budgeting projects can create wonderfully unique points of neighborhood pride. Gentrification slows. Neighborhoods become more resilient.


Happiness: We’ve Swapped Eudemonia For Bliss

April 26th, 2019 No Comments

Happiness started as an elegant encapsulation of the democratic ideal. But democracy didn’t give us rapid economic growth. Capitalism did. So “happiness” was taken over and redefined by the mercantile class, to sell its goods.


No Collusion! Explained

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Trump planned to keep his day job as a real estate mogul, a television star, and a spokesperson for white male victimhood. He never wanted to live in the White House.


Oregon Explores Early Voting

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Whenever a 16-year-old drives a car, every driver on that road shares the risks caused by their inclusion. Why should society in general be any different?


What I Learned By Being Late to Church

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

I knew I would be twelve minutes late to church, but I also knew that there was nothing I could do about it.


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?


Our Political Dysfunction (Easily) Explained

September 14th, 2018 No Comments

In our checks-and-balance system, the checks maintain balance. Each branch keeps other branches from grabbing too much power. But this is a different problem. One branch has collapsed, so the other branches lean in and step up to maintain balance.


UO Should Freeze Tuition to Raise Retention Rates

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

A four-year fixed fee would give President Schill significant leverage to graduate more students within four years. It would reward students who stay focused and serious about their studies.