REFLECTIONS
Crossing a Digital Divide Cherie Harder Friday, June 7, 2019   Sometimes dramatic changes happen with little fanfare. This year, a cultural Rubicon was crossed, as significant as it was unheralded: the time we spend on mobile devices now exceeds the time spent with TV. The time-use study published by emarketer.com shows the trajectory of Americans’

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The Ties That Free Cherie Harder Tuesday, April 2, 2019   These are lonely times. By many measures, rates of loneliness in the US have doubled. We are more likely to live alone, to lack confidantes, to feel ourselves abandoned in the world. We report enjoying fewer friendships, particularly close ones. Nearly one in four

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Confessions Byron Smith Friday, January 25, 2019   As the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Trinity Forum, I have a few confessions to make: First, you need to know that “we are Russian sympathizers.”  It’s true! We have great admiration, respect, and regard for the works and thoughts of Leo Tolstoy,

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Fake News and the Good News Cherie Harder Friday, August 31, 2018   In the contest for attention between fake news and truth-telling, fake news wins in a landslide. The Atlantic recently reported on the results of a comprehensive study that analyzed every contested news story in English since the advent of twitter, and found

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Friday, August 31, 2018   Yesterday, a sobering report from “The Democracy Project,” released by the George W. Bush Institute, Freedom House, and Penn Biden Center raised questions and alarms about the state of American democracy. It declared that “confidence in our governing institutions has been weakening over many years, and key pillars of our

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Seeking Truth in the Doing of Business C. William Pollard Friday, August 31, 2018   Etched in stone in the chapel of Christ Church College at Oxford University are the words of John Locke spoken over 300 years ago: “I know there is truth opposite falsehood, that it may be found if people will search

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