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Reb Moti · 2W ago

Resistance, Resilience, and Love

Remarks delivered under the title “Climate Change and Health” at the Dialog on Sustainability, Kansas State University, July 22, 2017I'm going to start with 3 suppositions: The first thing i...
Reb Moti · 4W ago

An Open Letter to Greg Orman

Dear Greg: I hope you’re doing well. I met Sybil for the first time last week at Starbuck’s; she was there with Cindy Holscher. Meeting her reminded me that I’ve been meaning to reach out to...
Reb Moti · 1M ago

How Tim Owens Saved Kansas

I want to relate a little story that might otherwise get lost in the historical shuffle.The first year I was a lobbyist in Kansas was 2012. It was a very eventful year: the Brownback tax "ex...
Reb Moti · 2M ago

Barbecue, Hold the Politics

An old friend, a musician, came in from out of town. His band was playing a barbecue festival in south KC, so I went. It was a thing I would never have gone to otherwise; in fact, I had neve...
Reb Moti · 3M ago

The End of Growing the New American Economy

Jeffrey Sachs is probably the country’s predominant expert on sustainable development. He has written a number of bestselling books on the subject, and also was an adviser to Bernie Sanders ...
Reb Moti · 4M ago

The Devil's Bargain

Here’s what’s a somewhat longer and thought out version of what’s been coming out of my mouth the last few times I’ve spoken: The system is broken. In 2003 the Bush Administration led us t...
Reb Moti · 5M ago

Brownback Agoniste

Rumors are flying that Sam Brownback is about to get a post in the Trump Administration. As he prepares to leave behind the flaming wreckage his policies have caused in Kansas, it's time for...
Reb Moti · 6M ago

The Resilience of the White Right

I recently read the book, The End of White Christian America by Robert Jones. He's the CEO of PRRI, a institution in Washington that researches public attitudes toward religion. The book tra...
Reb Moti · 7M ago

2 mindfulness practices

Lately I've been trying to note behaviors mentally, as opposed to berating myself for them (mentally). With this in mind, here are 2 mindfulness practices I've been using lately:Phone practi...
Reb Moti · 8M ago

Use the Oxygen Mask First

As a follow up to my previous post about non-hatred - about opposing Trump and Trumpism with everything we can, but not by being motivated by hatred and anger toward them - and in response t...