Civic Diary: The Lack Of Planning

(This column is posted at and Steve’s Tumblr.  Find out more at my newsletter.) I’ve been thinking about why politics sucks.  When the world is burning up, and people blame Millennials for problems the previous generations created, and we put … Continue reading

Civic Geek: The NRA’s problems and the future

(This column is posted at and Steve’s Tumblr) The Parkland student-inspired MarchForLife protests have certainly had an impact. The NRA’s image is obviously tarnished and American opinions on guns have changed. Those bodes ill for the NRA – but also gives … Continue reading

On Truth, Connection, and Disconnection

(This column is posted at and Steve’s Tumblr) In an age of propaganda and post-truth politics, we face people believing outlandish falsehoods and obvious propaganda and acting upon it.  How do people become so disconnected from reality?  Disconnection is the appropriate … Continue reading