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So, what’s next? That’s up to us, not our politicians

Barack Obama continues as president, the Senate remains in the hands of Democrats, the House continues to be controlled by Republicans. It looks like a recipe for at least two more years of gridlock. But it doesn’t have to be. … Continue reading

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Why is America so homogenized? We like it that way

Every now and again, I have a conversation with a friend bemoaning the standardization of America. Wherever you go, it seems you’ve been there before. Each town has its Home Depots, its Best Buys, its Walmarts, its Targets, and on … Continue reading

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Here’s our choice – one hard decade, or one bad century

Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum’s new book, That Used to Be Us, looks at the America that used to be – the one that built the tallest buildings, constantly developed “the next big thing,” and grew the world’s most successful … Continue reading

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