Being a Responsible Consumer of Media

I’ve been spending a lot of time online these days. First thing every morning, I check out the headlines of the Washington Post and the New York Times. Then I move on to Politico and maybe the Huffington Post—whatever grabs my attention. Since the election, I’ve spent a lot more time sifting through the news….

How to Change Hearts and Minds

What’s the most effective way to get people to join our cause? By cajoling them? By using fact-based arguments? By inspiring them? Unfortunately, facts alone aren’t enough to sway people, and most of us don’t like feeling pressured—even if it’s just a good-natured cajoling. If you want to appeal to hearts and minds, you’ve got to inspire people, according to communications…

Let’s Refocus Our Outrage

We are with you in your frustration and anxiety. With each new executive order, we feel the waves of stress wash over us. We worry about our neighbors, our children, and people we don’t even know. We read Facebook posts, blogs, and newspapers and our anxiety soars.  We hear “alternative facts” from Trump surrogates, we read his Tweets, and we…