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Your role in media manipulation

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to talk about this. Do you find this helpful? Leave me a comment to tell me what you think.

What I’m trying to get people to understand is that they are being manipulated by their impulse to respond. If you just ignore Person A, they have no power over the media. But if you respond, they own the media. Make sense?

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These Divided States of America

Back in the day [really it was less than 10 years ago] I spent a lot of time talking about and helping The Marin Foundation. A question I’ve been asking myself lately is, “What can I take from that experience to apply to what’s happening in our country today?”

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The Leadership Vacuum

We are in the midst of the weirdest and most leaderless season of public life in modern U.S. history. And I’m left wondering: “Where are our leaders?”

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Matching Scandals: How college admissions and criminalization of asylum seekers are linked

You all see the connection between the college admissions scandal and locking up asylum seekers like criminals, right? It’s obvious, right?

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What Makes America Great is Diversity

Seeking asylum is legal. Receiving asylum seekers is who we are. Diversity of race, religion, and ethnicity is what makes our country great.

Adam McLane
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Trump’s wall is a dumb, dangerous idea

“What would stop a parent from crossing the border so she could provide for her children?”

Nothing.

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Why buying a car sucks

Last month we re-mortgaged our house without a single phone call, without a trip to a bank or meeting with a broker, without even leaving our home. We found the mortgage rate we wanted online. I filled out the forms mostly on my phone. The appraiser came to our house.  We uploaded documents. The closing happened at our dining room table. Everything was so simple. Our way.

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Bring Light to Dark Places

Al Franken. Charlie Rose. Louis C.K.. Matt Lauer. John Conyers.

These men have been outed as sexual abusers, harassers, assaulters in the past week.

I hope their public ouster leads to more women coming forward. And I hope abusers out there are crapping their pants.

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The Human Realities of Immigration Policy

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Friendship Park / El Parque de la Amistad is an historic meeting place on the US/Mexico border, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Each weekend, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, families and loved ones from each side of the border are invited to a small section of the border fence separating the United States from Mexico.

In this photo, a family of four meets from Mexico meets with relatives living in the United States under the careful watch of a U.S. Boarder Patrol agent.

Read more about Friendship Park here

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I don’t know what to think about Syria

I don’t care much about the politics of United States involvement in Syria. If anything, I’m glad there’s a call for debate among the people we’ve elected to represent us. I’ve got a weird trusting distrust in that process that I think a lot of American’s have. I believe that one way to keep our democracy working is by continually forcing it to work.