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Expecting 11 Billion People by 2100


“No country has ever become rich without 100 years of low population growth. The more growth, the more capital goes to provide for survival of new citizens rather than improvement of life.” – Lester Thurow, economist, Dean Emeritus, MIT Sloan...More


Follow #OpenGov Leaders on Micropublishing

I spend a fair amount of time on the Twitter micropublishing service, sharing links & ideas – to follow along, just click “subscribe” in the left-hand sidebar: # opengov list – my go-to list, mostly gov’t transparency & civic engagement...More


Obama “Birthers” Could be Right for the Wrong Reasons [Dean's Corner]


Ko Olina Beach (author’s photograph) Could Donald Trump and the Obama “birther” conspiracists be right? Some claim that President Obama is not an American because he was born outside of the U.S. Some begrudgingly acknowledge that he was born in...More


Gay Marriage Maybe Part of Platform for Democratic National Convention


Even eight years ago, the very idea of gay marriage on the Democratic National Convention’s platform was something made up of pipe dreams by gay people like me. But there is serious talk among DNC heavyweights which sounds like it’s...More


President 2012: Santorum Out, Obama vs. Romney Inevitable? [Dean's Corner]


An interesting turn of events! Now on live video feed, it appears that Obama vs. Romney may well be inevitable with the announcement of Rick Santorum leaving the Presidential race. Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments...More


Why Israelis Love Iranians [Dean's Corner]


How could Israelis love Iranians? This compelling video points a simple truth: how can you hate someone you don't know? Could this be a game changer? Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments on this post...More


President Obama, 1991: Speak Truth to Power [Dean's Corner]


Here is a fascinating insight into President Obama as a young law student at Harvard, in 1991. Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments on this post...More


Jesus, À la Carte [Dean's Corner]


Is that Jesus looking into a mirror ? A recent study shows that Christian conservatives and liberals reflect themselves upon the image of Jesus, and it's not an ordinary mirror. Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments...More


Rick Santorum: Live Longer with God [Dean's Corner]


Why has our life expectancy increased so much since the American Revolution? According to Presidential candidate Rick Santorum : "Because God says they have rights." What about the role of sanitation, nutrition, education, medicine? Read the rest of this post.....More