Monthly Archives: April 2017

Jet City Rockin’

Seattle is putting it’s money where its democracy is: out in public. Too bad the president won’t do the same. http://komonews.com/news/local/protesters-rally-in-seattle-call-on-trump-to-release-tax-returns  

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This Is How We Do

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Legitimate Allegiance

Perhaps too rarely, advocates manage to link the climate conundrum with one of the most powerful civic narratives, patriotism (which, as we know, is intensely dangerous in the wrong hands—and it’s often in the wrong hands). When it works, it’s … Continue reading

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The LA Times Brings the Pain

The LA Times has launched a potent and incisive series examining the many severe limitations and burgeoning problems of the Trump administration. On on hand, one might be surprised that an organization—even a tough-minded editorial board in America’s second largest city—could make … Continue reading

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Build the Democracy Machine

From the distinguished Dr. John Gastil of Penn State: an argument—and a model—for a digital network that effectively connects and advances democratic deliberation and action: the Democracy Machine. We can absolutely create systems like this. As this paper argues, we need the vision, … Continue reading

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Top-Notch Investigative Journalism, Expertly Curated

We should all be following Dig Deep, the terrific weekly roundup from Bill Moyers’s team highlighting the best investigative reporting from top sources. Weekly topics include environmental reporting, oversight under attack, and the rogues gallery that rode the coattails into DC … Continue reading

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PNW Scientists Organizing for a Diverse, Active Scientific Community

One of the most inspiring things about the current political moment is the wide and far-reaching creation of new civic and political groups. This Seattle chapter of the national group 500 Women Scientists recently launched with a strong kickstarter campaign and is … Continue reading

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