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Listening to America

The Wisdom of the Other Side

David Geller | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
David Geller

Our need to be right -- and to prove the other side wrong -- robs us of the opportunity to learn from others.

Why So Silent A Week After Statewide Education Protests?

Vincent Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Vincent Chandler

As I have listened to folks across California talk about the California State University's budget crisis, I have also witnessed waning media coverage and diminishing discourse. A little over a week has passed since the March 4th day of protest, and it just feels quieter.

Reflecting on the Platform Draft - Santa Cruz, California

L.D. Janakos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
L.D. Janakos

The New Hope: It's a Start The theme of the get together in Santa Cruz, California, to make suggestions for the democratic platform was The New Hope...

The Draft Democratic Platform: Local-Meeting Attendees Weigh In

Amanda Michel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Michel

Full byline below. OffTheBus Special Ops members who reported on local Democratic Party platform meetings are sending in attendees' responses to the...

Obama's Politics As Usual

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The problem is not in Washington, but in the misguided understanding Americans have of the issues. Obama's platform meetings suggest he doesn't have the guts to tell us we're wrong.

Let My Data Go: How Activists Can Transform Government Through Public Data

W. David Stephenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
W. David Stephenson

This public data movement has two components: liberating government data, so more people can interpret it, and displaying data visually, rather than in mind-numbing charts.