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“This is disturbingly sobering and we must act!” – James Ferrari
“Few stories are more heartbreaking than those involving children who are injured or killed by gunshots. It isn’t hard to find them: In June alone, a …

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Ahmed Kathrada, Anti-Apartheid Leader, Dies at 87

March 28, 2017 – 2:06 pm
Ahmed Kathrada

The iconic political activist and one of my father’s good friends Ahmed Kathrada died today. I had the honor of spending time with Kathrada on many occasions. But in particular, I had the privilege of …

Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend On It. (Via Cal Newport at NYT)

March 20, 2017 – 2:26 pm

“In a capitalist economy, the market rewards things that are rare and valuable. Social media use is decidedly not rare or valuable. Any 16-year-old with a smartphone can invent a hashtag or repost a viral …

Trump’s First Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017 – 1:23 pm

“The chances of Mr. Trump’s first budget passing Congress in its current form are slim. Many of the proposals would be nonstarters for Democrats, and some would be problematic for Republicans. The proposed $54 billion …