What I learned in this day's worth of flights.
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The real payoff of the blogging world: engaging with informed readers. Several of them are quoted here.
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We expect course-corrections from other institutions. Here are a few ways we in the media could learn from our mistakes.
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This could have been a catastrophe. How the aviation world will try to learn from it.
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One more illustration of calm, quick competence under pressure.
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Stories about visionary leaders, effective institutions, the toll of struggles.
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Long after midnight, what Hakeem Jeffries said was notable. What Kevin McCarthy didn't say is worth at least noticing as well.
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The rhythmic and conceptual power of yet another important speech by Volodymyr Zelensky. Really, you should watch it.
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December 2022

The modern airline system is much more ‘efficient’ than it used to be. And vastly safer. But it can also be more susceptible to ripple-effect shutdowns…
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‘You must respect the audience, must understand what is in their hearts, and never lie in speeches.’ An exchange with a member of the Zelensky team.
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The words of the speech were ‘left brain,’ with careful writerly eloquence. The in-person performance was ‘right brain,’ with emotional power beyond the…
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Turning North America Back into 'Beaverland'Listen now (33 min) | A discussion with Leila Philip, author of a fascinating new book on how ‘one weird rodent’ shaped the continent's past and could…
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