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03
Aug
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A Drop of Ink: Misinformation Threatens Democracy

By Reed Anfinson

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“Democracy in the United States is in serious trouble,” the authors of a study on misinformation’s toxic impact on the voters of America say.

Wed
20
Jul
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A Drop of Ink: Seeing More Stars Than Ever, But Not From Here

By Reed Anfinson

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Wed
06
Jul
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A Drop of Ink: Rules For Letters During The Political Season

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We are once again entering a political season when supporters of candidates and issues important to them will be writing us letters.

Wed
29
Jun
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A Drop of Ink: Finding Solutions For Rural Challenges

By Reed Anfinson

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Wed
08
Jun
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A Drop of Ink: Saving Democracy With News Literacy

By Reed Anfinson

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“People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.”

Wed
01
Jun
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A Drop of Ink: Keys To Rural Communities Thriving

By Reed Anfinson

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There are three fundamental keys for rural communities to thrive, a study by management consulting firm McKinsey, says: sectors or tradeable industries, workforce, and community and connectivity.

Wed
18
May
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A Drop of Ink: ‘Made In America’ Must Be More Than A Slogan

By Reed Anfinson

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There is a renewed focus on America’s vulnerability to two fundamental flaws in our economy: consolidation of businesses and outsourcing the manufacturing of too many critical products and components of products assembled in the U.S.

Wed
11
May
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A Drop of Ink: Losing Skills For Participating In A Democracy

By Reed Anfinson

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When we read Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods,” we learned of the damage what he calls “Nature Deficit Disorder” can cause. 

Thu
05
May
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A Drop of Ink: We Must Harden Our Democratic Institutions

By Reed Anfinson

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To combat the anti-democratic poison social media feeds into our political discourse Jonathon Haidt says we need to do three things: harden our democratic institutions, reform social media, and inoculate the next generation against the social media’s damaging impact.

Wed
27
Apr
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A Drop of Ink - Social Media Undermining Democracy

By Reed Anfinson

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In his piece for The Atlantic magazine, “Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid,” Jonathon Haidt compares what is happening to our political and social discourse today to the story of the Tower of Babble from the Bible.

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