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Peter SchorschJanuary 9, 2014

Outside of the fictional Indiana city of Pawnee, the setting for NBC’s comedy series, “Parks and Recreation,” most people don’t attend public hearings. And, according to a study by the Knight Foundation, doing so is more likely to reduce a person’s sense of political efficacy than to increase it. “Despite the fact that governments are pumping out more […]

Guest AuthorSeptember 30, 2013

Until the wheels fell off the newspaper business, the Fourth Estate did a pretty good job of meeting its societal obligation: casting a skeptical, disinterested eye on the workings of government. The formula was simple. Attract readers with a well-edited, well-written package of news, entertainment and features at a reasonable price and let advertisers pitch […]


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