Finland is winning the war on fake news. What it’s learned may be crucial to Western democracy By Eliza Mackintosh, CNN Video by Edward Kiernan, CNN

"The initiative is just one layer of a multi-pronged, cross-sector approach the country is taking to prepare citizens of all ages for the complex digital landscape of today – and tomorrow. The Nordic country, which shares an 832-mile border with Russia, is acutely aware of what’s at stake if it doesn’t."

Liberty Crumbling–Sand Sculpture by Damon Langlois

Damon Langlois has been awarded 1st Place for his incredible sand sculpture, “Liberty Crumbling”, at the 2019 Texas SandFest. The 23rd annual Texas SandFest drew 35,000 people to Port Aransas, Texas and is recognized as the largest native-sand sculpture competition in the United States.  Texas SandFest’s mission is to give back to the community by raising funds... Continue Reading →

Hope, Hans, and Steven Pinker–

For the last five years, I've spent my time focusing on the socio-economic-political-cultural origins of the US, as well as other histories primarily during the 19th and early 20th century. Along with my loyal student followers at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of California, Riverside, we've collectively come to understand that previous... Continue Reading →

After eight years as an Adjunct Instructor with the MPPA program at Northwestern University I am pleased to be the keynote speaker and chairing a panel discussion on careers in local governance and economic development. It marks the end to my tenure at the University. Since retiring, my interests have changed away from an avocational... Continue Reading →

On Leadership and Democracy–

"You never can tell what's going to happen to a man until he gets to a place of responsibility. You just can't tell in advance, whether you're talking about a general in the field in a military situation or the manager of a large farm or a bank officer or a president... You've just got... Continue Reading →

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