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A Book Review of “For the Common Good”

If you aspire to make a difference in your community, For the Common Good: Redefining Civic Leadership urges you to step forward. If you doubt your authority or capability, Ed O’Malley and David Chrislip will boost your confidence. Their premise that “leadership is an...

Reaching the verdict

Jury-room lessons on decision making, leadership and civic duty I didn’t sleep well last night. The weight of the decision is heavy. I assume another man – the accused – didn’t sleep well either. For that matter, nor his family and friends, nor the other 11 members of...

Bridge Over the River Kaw

At least once a week, I drive on a brand new, state-of-the-art four-lane highway on my way from Manhattan to Wichita and back. Two separate bridges spanning the Kaw, roundabouts on the exits, retaining walls embedded with K-State Powercats, all the bells and whistles...

Staying connected through debate

Editor’s note: A version of this article appears in the Winter 2014 Journal, which will soon arrive in mailboxes.   Remember the first day of high school? There’s trepidation about the unknown. The unease of looking foolish while juggling a rigorous workload....