Monthly Archives: March 2011

Michael J. Copps and the Comcast Catast


Scott McGibbon is a Project Specialist at the Lear Center.   The ongoing challenges to corrupt oligarchies in the Middle East have shaken the world and reminded Americans how powerful the pull of liberty and democracy can be anywhere. These echoes of our own revolutionary history flood our TV and… More

Themes & Refrains at TED 2011


I had the great pleasure of attending TED last week – not in Long Beach but in Palm Springs, where a very international crew of 600 fired-up TEDsters watched a simulcast of TED on monitors so large and numerous that I kept thinking I was going to bump into the… More

Look! A Woman!


It’s a 140-year-old Harvard club. When you join, they give you a rose to press and return in your first book. Among my proudest accomplishments: I made it co-ed. Here’s what I wrote about it as a curtain-raiser to this year’s annual Signet Society dinner, which honors its female alumni.  … More