Democracy is Dying

Right now democracy is dying. This should be a galvanizing time for people everywhere in the U.S. who believe in a democracy that works for everyone. The two major parties of the land offer little hope for saving democracy. One is so extremist that it is dismantling democratic processes without a care for its people. The other offers no […]

Organized Alternative to Evangelical Christian Politics

  Recently my Facebook feed offered a troubling article from a former member of the evangelical Christian community that caught my attention. As I read it, I grew more and more distressed. No other writing, news headline, or video soundbite in the last four months has given me so much pause as this one. Why? Because it’s […]

Public Life Skills is the X Factor When Government and People Come Together

Have you been to those government-run public meetings, you know the ones, where they roll out flip charts, markers, blank pages, sticker dots, and other assorted materials so that you can “provide your input?” Sure you do, this sort of meeting typically happens in charettes, where design considerations are often put to the public for their […]