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August 19, 2019

Viewership for the first Democratic primary debates in June was the highest ever recorded. Could this be a sign of greater citizen engagement in the voting process? Could it translate to greater

July 17, 2019

Thirty months ago, at the beginning of 2016, I exited Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, deleting apps on my phone and decoupling myself from social media cold turkey. A key driver was that I could

June 19, 2019

Every investor craves the perpetual income source, the cash cow, the cornucopia of everlasting rents and fees handed over by payers who assure with their acquiescence or ignorance that the

May 17, 2019

Depending on your point of view, we are either sinking or swimming in a sea of stories. People on first dates usually offer up a background narrative about themselves. Every Community Partners

April 11, 2019

One of the unadvertised splendors of attending conferences and periodic gatherings in any field is running into colleagues from the present and past. In early April, I attended the annual policy

March 19, 2019

A Catholic priest and scholar, at a gala dinner recently, closed an after-dinner talk with a story he’d shared some months before with an assemblage of Muslim religious leaders in Cairo. The story

February 19, 2019

Have you ever been clacking away at your computer, putting together an appeal for grant funds to a foundation, when you’re hit by a flash of insight: what if the foundation was writing to you,

January 25, 2019

Something in the switch from December into January, with its earliest inklings of eventual spring, can ignite a powerful urge to create change in a certain kind of person. Over the years,

December 18, 2018

As teenagers growing up in Los Angeles County’s northern reach of the Antelope Valley, my older brother, Jim, and I kludged together scrap two-by-four boards and a few rolls of six-ply heavy

November 14, 2018

I like to believe I was of some help to my mother, 91 years old and worn down by age, as she left this world October 2. I worked nowhere near as hard, of course, as she did to bring me into it.

October 26, 2018

A lot of companies doing business out there insist on promoting their brands with a lot of blather about giving back to communities, preserving the environment, or acting humanely toward their

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