What We're Reading in February

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Having useful and comprehensive information is key to making good decisions - and coming up with new ideas for improving America! Here’s what we’ve been reading and learning in February.

  • Listen to a conversation between Michael Gerson, David Brooks and Peter Wehner, moderated by Amy Walter, on whether we can only value the democratic virtues of moderation, civility and compromise when they’re absent.

  • Beginning a dialogue is one thing, but how can community coalitions sustain themselves and their commitment to civic collaboration? Everyday Democracy offers some tips.

  • The Federal Reserve Board recently released tools that allow users to interact with national economic data in new ways.

  • “The biggest information gap is local, because it’s not scalable. In the age of Google, the hardest information to find is local.” Small town libraries are stepping in to fill a news gap, the Atlantic reports.

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  • published this page in Get Smarter 2018-02-20 16:42:47 -0500