Oct 17

By the Numbers – What’s the fight against cancer worth?



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By the Numbers is data you can use to shape an opinion or start a civic conversation.



Oct 14

Happy b-day, Ike, we salute you!



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Is it just me, or does Eisenhower seem to be largely overlooked these days?



Oct 14

“Fighting for Democracy”: Hazel Ying Lee



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Hazel Ying Lee wanted to fly airplanes. And when the WASPs were formed in 1943, she was one of the first in line.



Oct 13

Constitution Check: Can congressional elections be suspended?



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The Founding Fathers were quite familiar with the record of some English kings of simply sending Parliament home, if the lawmakers were not following the monarch’s wishes.



Oct 13

“At the Table” builds a bridge of citizenship between students in Riga and Philadelphia



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The program will culminate in two service projects and a collaborative documentary film about civic engagement.



Oct 12

“Black Like Me”: Is racism poisoning our political debate?



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Incivility — at least some of the incivility we now see in Washington — feels to me like a by-product of the subtle racism that too many still indulge.



Oct 11

Constitution Check: Can religious conscience override public duty?



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Dueling lawsuits are looming.



Oct 10

Columbus Day reflection: How to begin a true voyage into a new world



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Resisting full immersion means continuing and honoring the 500 year resistance of our ancestors.



Oct 10

James Madison: father of … government gridlock



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He invented many of the political institutions we live with, and foresaw the shape of things to come.



Oct 10

4 GOP kingmakers to watch as the primaries approach



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Chris Christie’s announcement that he would not run for president sparked a new round of speculation that he would become a presidential “kingmaker.”