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I think this image is appropriate for this period of digital reorganizing. It is a walk among the grasses.  The wilderness image was rearranged by some poor fool insisting on being noticed with a pile of rocks to note a path for a wanderer. Do not worry. I’ve been to this place. It doesn’t take long to discover that wanderer’s existence as a bottle cap, the old kind you had to pry off. Its rusty desperation dissolves to this day, slowly disappearing, like the following.

You will find my years with this resource oxidizing (here). Pick a year and a month.

Another assortment (here) is only for the fun of it. It is a timeline set to the last 100 posts.

Some of it is brilliant but amidst other meanderings. In the meantime, thoughts, referrals, and leads on the following spectacular insights have been greatly appreciated, and below you will see a random selection.

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Methods

“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness …
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The Creative Democracy

Search “political leaders” for images – the public sphere is vast. Critical :: Reflective :: Creative Critical thinking …
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MacArthur

The MacArthur Foundation MacArthur Fellows Program The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation support creative people, effective institutions, and influential …
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Environmental Works

Environmental Works is a nonprofit Community Design Center directed founded in Seattle, Washington (1997). EW’s long track …
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Good Listening

The practice of making logical arguments in Latin began well over 2,000 years ago. An interesting contribution of Latin …
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Rethink School

Rethinking School  This NPR/TED “radio podcast” was released August 11, 2017, for parents and educators on concepts in education.  The lead …
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PSC on Verizon

To Submit a Comment to the PSC  Audrey Zibelman, Chief Executive Officer Contact: James Denn James.Denn@dps.ny.gov | (518) 474-7080 http://www.dps.ny.gov http://twitter.com/NYSDPS re: 15052/14-C-0370 Internet or Mail In addition to …
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My Represent Us Story

https://youtu.be/TfQij4aQq1k The folks at Represent Us in local and state elections all over the United States present three major issues …
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Three Rules

In all of our worlds (social, political, economic, biometric) we search for things considered necessary. We see closed doors, glass …
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DoITT Report Summary

Corporate Verizon The findings of the report are as follows: Verizon is not in compliance with its agreement since it has …
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Global Density

Add fees on Amazon books below will be assigned to our effort. This one brings the lessons of the explosive …
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Van der Ryn and Cowan

Challenging smart-growth-talk has seemed impotent until recently. Perhaps this is why it might change. A decade ago, Sim Van der Ryn and …
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Measurements

Getting more scientists into Congress has become a necessity of our time.  Too many of our lawmakers are not making …
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Need a Laugh?

and Benign Violations  Everything changed when the screen eye brought the horror of the world to you. To get over it, …
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Index Density

Personal growth is the main stimulant of culture and a balancing agent against the excesses of power. We slowly realize …
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Vote Basics

The links below make it easy. Understand the dates, times, places and the government leadership ballot. Paying attention to government leaders of …
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Run from the Bull

Bodacious, Blueberry Wine, Bushwacker I found this on what the 2030 report was supposed to create. I noticed a comment I …
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26 June Summary

Same old Congress, and same old story for District 9 Democratic Primary CANDIDATEVOTEPCT.Yvette Clarke*14,80451.9%Adem Bunkeddeko13,72948.1% 28,533 votes, 99% reporting (528 of 532 precincts) The last …
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Getting on Track

The Ties Make the Track Three factors have brought about the demand for global, multilateral change in national societies with varying …
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The White Chair

Michael Wolf The White Chair Prompt The photographer’s relationship to architecture equips us with a possibility — an agreement of care …
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The Graham Foundation

The Graham Foundation is well known for its contributions to the work of architects and designers as thought leaders. …
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Networks

Human cognitive mapping abilities are well documented. The addition of GPS devices to this research yield maps of everything that …
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New Building on 21st

The map (left) is clipped from the NYC zoning maps 16d and 22c to show the location of the Terraces …
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The oldest stuff asending

Columbia’s Manhattanville

Regulatory Taking and Columbia University Columbia Manhattanville (Rendering RPBW/SOM) Over the last decade, Columbia University acquired over 168 residential buildings between …
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Earthdays

Metro = Megacity/Megacorp + OBDCEarthday, urban land use, and management in the 21st century Without a national land-use policy, America’s formation of …
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The Urban Challenge

Best summary of the global urban challenge is by Bruce Katz “and rightly so” : Six characteristics of the Progressive …
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Form-Base Miami

Density is a central factor in creating the experience of urban intensity, but it is not the element that makes …
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Waterfront 2020

The details on a Reach by Reach basis are well worth some urban design quires and perusals.  To this end, …
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Planet of Cities

This history of human settlements is a story of continuous growth and increasing urban densities that reduce per capita resource …
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One Bryant Park

In thoughtful research reporting, the requirement, to sum up, should become a higher priority. In Skyscrapers and the World of …
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Zoning GHG

New York City’s newest set of proposed zoning changes will re-write rules to remove impediments to constructing and retrofitting buildings in …
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AIA for Mayor

The American Institute of Architect’s New York Chapter (AIANY) released a mayoral platform to help them set the 2014 agenda: …
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Doomed to be Tiny

The Art Students League and The Resistance As the proposal stands now, the ASL is turned into an artifact.   It is …
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Town Prospector

The New York City Master Plan – published in 1968, presented the community districts equivalent in population and total employment …
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Limited Expansiveness

Sirius, 2006, by Lita Albuquerque, photo by Jean de Pomereu (Domus) From 1800 to 2000, planning, engineering, and architecture, served …
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Networks

Human cognitive mapping abilities are well documented. The addition of GPS devices to this research yield maps of everything that …
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The Unlimited Inside

Unrestrained Outside & Unlimited Insides. How does density save the wilderness, support sustainable agriculture, and do not harm purpose?  …
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Representatives

Invite representatives to be aware of your IT issues and concerns. A letter for comment on how to get their help (a …
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Broadband Map

A click on the map above (or HERE) will take you to a website that illustrates all of the broadband …
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AKNA Tech

Platforms like Mindmixer, ShareAbouts, ChangeByUs, ioby, and others offer new ways to define and solve problems shared by a neighborhood. Ideas …
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Throttled?

Will The V-Shoe Drop? An excellent Wikipedia summary of Bandwidth throttling describes the intentional slowing of Internet service by an ISP (Internet Service …
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Verizon

Corporate Verizon June 18, 2014, DoITT Report Slams Verizon DoITT is the agency responsible for a level of review.  Please volunteer …
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Investigations

The videos posted below were taken just for fun… But, then again, they are a record of the existing and rapidly …
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Wired and Wireless

The language of telecommunications takes some getting used to, so here is a brief summary of the basics. Line Technologies are: Fiber …
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Call to Action

The approximate FiOS footprint in four of NYC’s 5 boroughs as of June 30, 2014 (via the Broadband Map) Brooklyn …
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DoITT Report Summary

Corporate Verizon The findings of the report are as follows: Verizon is not in compliance with its agreement since it has …
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Seven Declarations

Declarations develop an emotional capacity for change on behalf of family and community, a town or city, a state and …
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PSC on Verizon

To Submit a Comment to the PSC  Audrey Zibelman, Chief Executive Officer Contact: James Denn James.Denn@dps.ny.gov | (518) 474-7080 http://www.dps.ny.gov http://twitter.com/NYSDPS re: 15052/14-C-0370 Internet or Mail In addition to …
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Internet 101

The hearing was packed with people.  About fifty workers from the CWA and another fifty people like us and some officials …
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Resources

This is an outreach page. It will list people and organizations who are leading the way for reliable and affordable access …
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The Trouble

Is Somewhere Between the Pole and Babylon Day 9.   To read it all, hit the link above. The following is very …
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Susan Crawford

This is not about us. The most important hour you can spend on this issue is with Susan Crawford. Here’s why: Americans need …
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SandyNet of Sandy, OR

Sandy, Oregon, is a rural town of 3,600, so they don’t have a lot in common with our neighborhood regarding …
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Coorespondence

The following is best summed up in this “City Council” post . Did anyone else complain or ask for accountability …
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AKNA Broadband

Letters to Verizon and our political representatives were mailed 7.17.2015 The image above represents our first set of formal letters to …
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AKNA Mail

We began this project in June 2015 following a visit from Chris Wasserman, Verizon Engineer.  He agreed to answer any …
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Resident Survey (completed!)

The AKNA IT project will produce a choice for affordable communication services. Without a choice, selecting affordable options for these …
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City Council Hearing

The whole council hearing was slow and inept because our Council Members, like NYC Members of Congress, get a few …
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#WAITING4FIOS

Corporate Verizon In 2008, Verizon promised New York City people that it would wire all corners of the city with …
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Community Forum 11.17.15

On November 17, 2015, AKNA attended the FiOS Rollout Forum conducted by Common Cause NY led by Susan Lerner, and …
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NYS Attorney General

As we keep our fingers crossed about Verizon’s accountability to AKNA and NYC, please take a moment to add this …
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Midtown Eastside

Aerial of 432 Park Avenue Manhattan is a “playground” for wealthy people; public policy is interested in keeping enough households to …
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VZ Engineering (Com-Hydra)

Verizon Engineering is likely to be the only Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) that decides not to upgrade a single …
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Verizon Timeline

The strike over the next few weeks is as good a reason to begin the clock on how long it …
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Group Process

The following draft suggests ways to organize, accomplish goals, and fix the learning process if it goes awry in our …
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Embed Density

We live in a culture that embeds information and where the most important things tend to go unsaid. All of …
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Embed

We live in a culture that embeds information, and where the most important things tend to go unsaid. All of …
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20 Questions

We are all challenged in one way or another with a learning disability.  It could be a place on the …
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Suffrage

Following the 2016 American Presidential election, I turned to the writing of Jane Jacobs. I went straight for “Dark Days …
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What to Expect

I’ll believe it when I see it. Expectations are difficult to manage and different for everyone as everyone needs will …
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Free Parking

Ever since the High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup hit the bookstores, the density killer (AKA – the private car) …
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Verizon on Notice

 Lawsuit Begins Against Spectrum-Time Warner Cable & Charter Communications The suit alleges these companies have defrauded New Yorkers on the advertised Internet …
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Executive Orders

POTUS-45 Executive Orders are laws that direct federal agencies and officials to implement congressionally established laws or policies. The judiciary can …
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Issues Resource

Three Steps to Sustain Democracy The following recommendations require a “one before the next” approach to maintaining democracy in the era …
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Survey Visit

Chris of By Byers Engineering Company 285 Davidson Ave., 203 Somerset, NJ 08873-4153 Chris of By Byers Survey visit “for …
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Wireline 2017

It was a busy April morning in 2017 when three clean Verizon Cable trucks rolled onto the Terraces with many …
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Furious Yet, Effective

The growth of corporations in energy production, manufacturing and finance will continue to produce great wealth and pain, cover-ups and obfuscations. …
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Privacy Politics

So what, if a few people get stopped and if they refuse to respond to a lawful order to give …
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Privacy

So what, if a few people get stopped and if they refuse to respond to a lawful order to give …
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Revolution

Clip of the Chicago Seven. Raised fists had value at the 1968 Democratic National Convention Tom Hayden died in October 2016 …
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Create 2,000 Dense Places

I have a plan for 2,000 dense urban places, with 20,000 people each connected to high-speed communication systems. Each is …
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Roger Stone’s Rules

The documentary on Roger provides the essential background for why the body politic is acting the way it does today …
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Groundhogs

The wonders of representative government continue to surprise its observers for what it teaches us about ourselves. A President might …
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A Better Deal

The total estimated annual payroll for seven Congressional Districts with significant employment in health care and social assistance is just …
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Priority Issue: Money

We are developing a collection of presentations on corruption (e.g. pol-money) see Video  Bob’s list (above) pretty much covers it. There …
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Rethink School

Rethinking School  This NPR/TED “radio podcast” was released August 11, 2017, for parents and educators on concepts in education.  The lead …
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Infra-What?

Infrastructure investment in the United States is approaching a classic “line in the sand.” One side of the line, federal …
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Evacuation

Don’t run, just know where to go. The zones vary Most observers know from experience that the low cost of land and …
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Future of Indivisible

What Happened presents many ways to unpack what and who may have been responsible for the 77,000 votes in just …
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Find Your Line

The rules embedded in the freedoms of wealth need not apply to the acquisition of ideas about how to understand …
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Global Density

Add fees on Amazon books below will be assigned to our effort. This one brings the lessons of the explosive …
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The Tax

The “whew” chart describes Senate’s tax plan before it went to reconciliation in December 2017.  July 2017 this testimony from CBO sums …
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CD9 Stress

Exploring the following group of analysts will produce one of the more fascinating introductions to key indicators of economic stress. …
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Bunkeddeko vs. Clarke

Should Clarke have lost June 26, 2018? Yes, but she won. Is Clarke’s record of deep blue co-sponsorship for the Democratic …
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Vote Basics

The links below make it easy. Understand the dates, times, places and the government leadership ballot. Paying attention to government leaders of …
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Election Districts

Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, says the world is getting better, and from …
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Housing Networks

The housing expertise in New York City represents an extraordinary depth of staff, from its network of neighborhood organizations to …
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Ranked Choice Vote

It is possible to be represented differently. FairVote is a reform idea calling for multi-member districts. Voting could be about …
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Affordable Housing

We can dream and have goals, but it is impossible to think things into existence. Direct action is required to …
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The Clarke Record

The analysis that follows is part of a long-term effort to establish an independent group of observers and analysts who …
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Downstate of Health

The health campus (below) in the Ninth Congressional District (below) is known to many as “Downstate”, but this location has …
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Urban Change

Many factors are at work, but the heart of the zero progress problem in education and the direct relationship with …
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Justice, Jobs, Power

Criminal Justice Issue: Prison is a failure of humanity and a perversion of justice. Response: America’s prison population is composed of …
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Improving Schools

Issue: Children are not performing at grade level (Math & Language Arts (ELA). The implementation of state-wide school funding transparency …
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Balance and Power

State political representation is unbalanced toward fear, but it should be fixable. Unless, of course, entities such as mascots who …
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2016 Keeps Repeating

Following the 2016 American Presidential election, I turned to the writing of Jane Jacobs. I went straight for “Dark Days …
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Where to Mr.?

Hanzi: Danger and Opportunity combine to mean crisis. Language allows the hearing of differences.Images allow the understanding of distinctions.
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26 June Summary

Same old Congress, and same old story for District 9 Democratic Primary CANDIDATEVOTEPCT.Yvette Clarke*14,80451.9%Adem Bunkeddeko13,72948.1% 28,533 votes, 99% reporting (528 of 532 precincts) The last …
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Alexandria Stands

George Monbiot is a writer that is paying attention. The news from The Guardian is as hopeful as it is …
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Truth Wars

“On the question of truth, the advice I give to colleagues is to use the best source I know to …
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Politics

If one thing could damage the Republic, it would be the strategies and tactics of “divide and conquer.” The folks …
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Indivisible Brooklyn

The idea of a CD Nine Indivisible faded into Indivisible Brooklyn (IB). Despite the failure to build a CD by …
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Truth or Dare

You can get something from new representatives about the truth, even a Republican from Nebraska. On the first day of …
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Urban Mobility

Artists of various urban futures are fond of envisioning the easy movement of people and goods as a visually exciting …
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AS on ASD

This project will continue to develop content based on the confidence embedded in the following idea. Project-based and experiential learning builds …
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New Building on 21st

The map (left) is clipped from the NYC zoning maps 16d and 22c to show the location of the Terraces …
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The Red Tail Plane

Toward the end of 2018, in New York City during blue sky days, several planes with red tails would catch …
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Managing Change

We the People Series: The following paragraph summarizes history’s “maleness” through the lens represented by Brett Kavanaugh’s recent appointment to …
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