Activism: It isn’t just aimed at government anymore

Activism: It isn’t just aimed at government anymore

Activism is definitely not what it used to be. Look, I went to college and studied government. After graduation, I worked for the government for more than a decade and have now done government consulting for almost two. So, for thirty years, when I would hear someone...

Portland is no Fort Sumter, but it’s still early

Portland is no Fort Sumter, but it’s still early

"Midnight in the Holy City, playground for restless souls," sings Edwin McCain as a tribute to Charleston, South Carolina in "Holy City." The tune goes on: "Graveyards for the sons of Fort Sumter, and the ghostly daughters wait for their boys to come home."...

America is losing in the survival of the selfish

America is losing in the survival of the selfish

In his 2010 book, The Last Train From Hiroshima, Charles Pellogrino quotes a survivor of the infamous American bombing of Japan at the end of World War II. The description given was how those who survived did so by taking care of themselves. We often hear stories...