NEORENAISSANCE BLOG

July 30, 2018

In one month, my wife left a 17 year career in politics and my mom died. My mom was an immigrant who advocated for immigrants, and who lived and taught all over the world. When she died, an incredible thing happened.

April 18, 2017

Cross-posted at Huffington Post  

The upcoming March for Science is in many ways a March for Democracy, and if you like freedom and equality, or at least what’s left of them, you should march in support of science.

That’s...

October 9, 2016

The challenge of creating a public able to parse evidence-free “facts” rests with the press, educators and other thought leaders

Cross-posted at Scientific American

Four years ago in Scientific American, I warned readers o...

July 8, 2016

Yesterday I posted about the tragic shooting of Philando Castile in a placid Saint Paul, Minnesota suburb. My son lives where it happened and texted me afterwards.

Then last night we all witnessed the horrible events...

June 12, 2016

Cross-posted at Huffington Post

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Hours after a gunman reportedly massacred 50 people at an Orlando gay nightclub. Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick took to Twitter. "A man reaps what he sows," Patrick said, quo...

Mary Jo Pehl plays Elisabeth Crönk, the newly hired second assistant general manager of the Renaissance Festival in “RenFest.”

Reprinted from the Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Would the office politics of putting on a Renaissan...

March 22, 2016

Cross-posted at Huffington Post

In the days following the historic Paris climate summit, in which 195 countries for the first time agreed to begin limiting greenhouse gases, there were two presidential debates: one Democr...

March 17, 2016

 

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"Wherever the people are well informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." But what happens when they are not? In every issue of modern society--from climate...

March 7, 2016

Dems are misreading the electorate. Play 2016 like a transformative election, and the winner could be the next Reagan.

 

Cross-posted at Salon.com

 

“This campaign is about a political revolution,” Bernie Sanders says on the...

February 19, 2016

Cross-posted at Huffington Post

 

When Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina dropped out of the race it was a sign of the inevitable, but not for the reasons one might at first think. The same powerful force at work in their de...

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