BY: Tim Jacobson | May 14, 2015

Engaging VE Day

In a young country like the United States 70 years is a long time, long enough to make it seem that the “then” and the “now” belong to different worlds.  Last Friday, May 8, in 15 spectacular bursts of sight and sound over Washington, D.C., those worlds briefly became one.

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BY: Russ Reeder | April 23, 2015

Russ Reeder: What’s next?

After my time as a computer programmer and then helping grow Oracle’s Enterprise Applications business across the Government and Commercial verticals, I’ve spent the last 16 years helping run successful technology companies (some more successful than others). I’ve worked hard and had some luck along the way, both entering and exiting. I’ve also been able to take some time between gigs to be with my family and reenergize. We’ve been able to enjoy a little world travel, but some of the favorites have been our family time in Fiji, Hawaii and Lake Tahoe. Sometimes the most important thing you can do is step back, reset your bearings and be sure you are ready and committed for what’s next.

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BY: iCitizen | March 4, 2015

What is a democracy?

It seems like a simple question, doesn’t it? Democracy can be defined in a variety of ways, but Merriam-Webster describes it in its most basic sense as “a government by the people.” Everyone agrees that in a democratic nation, citizens have more control than in, say, a monarchy, or a dictatorship. Individual freedoms, free and fair elections, a competitive party system, checks and balances…these are some of concepts democracy commonly calls to mind. But just how much control should citizens be given in a democracy, and what should that look like?

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