The Sum of Us: The Irrational Math of Race, Voting, and the Public Good
We have all asked the same question. Or someone has asked us to answer it. Why do so many smart people vote against their interests?
Coffeehouse Civics: A Remedy for the Jitters of Democratic Life
The first stories of the Internet celebrated online forums for public deliberation. We would all learn from one another, and "citizen journalists" would shape innovation in the news.
Questions of Civic Proportions: Are We All Futurists Now?
This is going to get heavy. That's one way to respond to the latest IPCC climate change report and a recurring theme in the "Back to the Future" movies.
Finding a Good Book to Read: One question that shapes my reading list
A good reading habit is easy when you have a good book to read. So if you have vowed to read more or to read differently this year, now is the time to build a list that will keep you reading throughout the year.
Reading List: What the Warmth of Other Suns Tells Us about the American Dream
The Warmth of Other Suns is the story of the American Dream turned backwards or inside out. It’s a story that’s absolutely necessary to understand before we use that idea of the United States to measure who are or who we have ever been.