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Nygaard Notes #596, May 18, 2016: "Quote" of the Week: "The Basic Structure Is Itself Unjust";Extremism and Stability in The Media; All of the Candidates Are Extreme; Iraq and Afghanistan and Extremism: Is Bernie Sanders an Extremist?; Paul Ryan. Voice of Reason?

Nygaard Notes #595, March 18, 2016: TWO "Quotes" of the Week: The Basic Structure Is Itself Unjust” and a funny budget remark; “Attacks Are Likely to Intensify”: Individualism and Terror; What We Know and What We Don’t Know: Individualism and Health; “It’s Not Going to Decrease in Any Way at All”: Individualism and Drugs

Nygaard Notes #594, February 19, 2016: "Quote" of the Week: "Over 1 Million Face Loss of Food Aid": "They Had Nothing to Do with al-Qaeda"; The Drone Papers; Drones: What to Do; A Long Way to the Moon

Nygaard Notes #593, January 26, 2016: "Quote" of the Week: "Fatal Police Shootings of Black Men Prompted Resignations" (?); Media Propaganda Self-Defense, Concrete Tip #10: ALWAYS ASK THE TWO BIG QUESTIONS; Ten Concrete Tips for Media Propaganda Self-Defense: Summary and Conclusion; People of Color Living in the Shadow of Danger

Nygaard Notes #592, January 15, 2016: "Quote" of the Week: "Perched in Splendid Isolation on Top of the Pile";Fancy Word Warning: The Word is "Metacommunication"; Media Propaganda Self-Defense, Concrete Tip #9: NOTE THE METACOMMUNICATION; No Crime Wave, No "War on Cops"; Anti-Racism: Join The Circle

Nygaard Notes #591, December 21, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "The Very First Act of Conscious Liberation"; Media Propaganda Self-Defense, Concrete Tip #8: KNOW YOUR ABCs; Racial Frames in the Daily News

Nygaard Notes #590, December 10, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "Even the Slightest Note of Regret"; Paris, Beirut, Yola, Kano: Shades of Empathy; Media Propaganda Self-Defense, Concrete Tip #7: INTERROGATE YOURSELF AS YOU READ OR WATCH THE NEWS

Nygaard Notes #589, November 23, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "Very Few Officers Were Disciplined";Media Propaganda Self-Defense, Concrete Tip #6: DON'T "TRUST" ANY NEWS SOURCE; The Candidates and the Minimum Wage: What Are The Questions?

Nygaard Notes #588, November 6, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "The Most Urgent Issue Facing Minneapolis"; Media Propaganda Self-Defense, Concrete Tip #5: Read the Whole Article; Case Study: The Working Families Agenda in the News

Nygaard Notes #587, October 22, 2015: "Quotes" of the Week: Notes About the Notes; Have You RENEWED Your Pledge?; Memory, Context, and Perspective: The Role of

Nygaard Notes #586, October 14, 2015: It's Pledge Week at Nygaard Notes!; A Few Key Facts; Making a Pledge: How to Do It?; Nygaard Notes Year in Review

Nygaard Notes #585, September 30, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "It's Not the Way He Works."; Media Propaganda Self-Defense, Concrete Tip #3: YOU Ask the Questions; Media Propaganda Self-Defense, Concrete Tip #4: Asking Questions About... What?

Nygaard Notes #584, September 16, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "A Race Toward Repetitive, Trivial Journalism"; Ten Concrete Tips for Media Propaganda Self-Defense; Media Propaganda Self-Defense, Concrete Tip #1: Context Before Details; Concrete Tip #2: Eat A Balanced Diet

Nygaard Notes #583, September 8, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "Prejudice is much less than half the story."; Race and Jury Selection; Understanding Structural Racism

Nygaard Notes #582, July 31, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "Streets That Are Virtually Free of Crime or Violence"; Website of the Week: Climate and Capitalism; "Expanding Social Security Is Completely Affordable"

Nygaard Notes #581, July 22, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "We must rethink and refeel our nature"; Is the Pope a Marxist?; Laudato Si': "No Room for the Globalization of Indifference"

Nygaard Notes #580, July 10, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "A True Ecological Approach Always Becomes a Social Approach"; Going The Way of the Dinosaurs; "Global Warming as a Human Rights Violation"; Sunset of the Empire: "Unthinkable Even Two or Three Years Ago"

Nygaard Notes #579, July 2, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "It is important to use the term 'terrorism'"; "Muslim Extremists." "Right-Wing Extremists." Which is the Greater Threat?; The Reality of Terrorism "May Come as a Surprise"; Websites of the Week: SPLC and PRA

Nygaard Notes #578, June 19, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "Nearly $17 billion"!; Introducing: Sunset of the Empire; Sunset of the Empire: China in South America; Off the Front Page: Chemical Weapons Destroyed

Nygaard Notes #577, June 12, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "Our Unconscious Is Running the Show"; Thinking About Police Violence, Thinking Systems; Odds and Ends on the Subject of Racism

Nygaard Notes #576, June 4, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "The System Is Failing Everyone, Including the Police."; Racism and Police Violence: Where to Begin?; The Four Levels of Racism; A Primer on Implicit Bias; "Debiasing": Changing Our Unconscious Biases

Nygaard Notes #575, May 8, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "Civilian Harm Caused by U.S. Airstrikes"; Threats to the Empire; Empire Decline in the Americas; Turkey and the Threat of Independence; "An Agent of Vast Economic Progress"; April 24th: A Remarkable Day in the Times

Nygaard Notes #574, April 6, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "Avoiding Potential Criticism"; The Beijing Declaration Turns 20; "The Gap Widens Between Washington and Allies"; Inequality and Perplexing Miracles

Nygaard Notes #573, March 14, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "The Quality of Life We Create"; Always a Top Story: The Welfare of the People; The Index of Social Health; The Human Development Report; The Measure of America 2013–2014; The Genuine Progress Indicator; Other Attempts to Measure Social Health

Nygaard Notes #572, February 18, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "Beyond Purely Economic Aspects"; The Fifth Big Theme of the Year 2014: The Evolving State of Capitalism; Capitalism is Not Sustainable; Life After Capitalism; Sumak Kawsay: The National Plan for Good Living

Nygaard Notes #571, February 3, 2015: Two Climate-Related "Quotes" of the Week; The Fourth Big Theme of the Year 2014: Climate Change/Humans and The Environment; Climate News Top Stories, Honorable Mention

Nygaard Notes #570, January 26, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "Inequality Unlike Anything Seen in Recent Years"; The Third Big Theme of the Year 2014: The State of U.S. Democracy; Voting, Money, and Having a Say; Equal Rights for All?

Nygaard Notes #569, January 16, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "A Tilt from a US World to a Chinese World";The Second Big Theme of the Year 2014: Decline of the US Empire; The U.S. Economic Empire Weakens

Nygaard Notes #568, January 9, 2015: "Quote" of the Week: "Homeless Being Priced Out"; The Top News Stories of 2014, Mainstream Version; One Big Theme of the Year 2014: Inequality

Nygaard Notes #567, December 17, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "Law Enforcement Has No Choice but to Be Racist and Unjust";Engaging With Ebola: Systems and Individuals; Cuba: "The Only Country Well Poised to Answer That Call"

Nygaard Notes #566, November 26, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "A Nation of Immigrants"; Slavish Reliance on Official Sources. Why?; What's Wrong With Anonymous Sources?; What's Wrong With Objectivity?; Update on the "Imminent Threat" of Khorasan

Nygaard Notes #565, November 13, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "Reversing Generations of Progress Against Poverty and Hunger"; War in Afghanistan "Until the End of 2024 and Beyond."; "What Democracy Looks like in Bolivia"; "Climate Change Is the Biggest Story Going"

Nygaard Notes #564, October 27, 2014: FALL 2014 NYGAARD NOTES PLEDGE DRIVE; "Quote" of the Week: "I plan to be more deliberate and conscious"; Making A Pledge: How to Do It; Nygaard Notes: Not Just a Newsletter; Have You Already Made a Pledge? Read This; Highlights of The Past Year In Nygaard Notes

Nygaard Notes #563, October 20, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "Sticklers on International Law"; Timeline of Terror: War Propaganda at Work; Anonymity and Passive War Propaganda in the Media

Nygaard Notes #562, October 2, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: This is Why I Don't Respond to Surveys; Cancer. Systems.; Climate Good News #1: Vermont; Climate Good News #2: Saving the Planet Is Cheap. Really!; Climate Good News #3: Ozone Healing

Nygaard Notes #561, September 19, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "Governments Prefer the Fantasy Picture"; Bias and the Intifadas; Systems and Responsibility: Drones; Systems and Responsibility: Bangladesh; Why Do Drones Kill? Why Do Factories Collapse?

Nygaard Notes #560, September 8, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "You know you are important"; "War Comes Home"; Introducing Systalectics; The Creation of a Thought System; Understanding Two Distinct Thought Systems

Nygaard Notes #559, August 15, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "It's About Land"; Off the Front Page: Poor Kids of Color in Minnesota; The Parasitic Private Sector and Health Care Overhead; Meanwhile, In Afghanistan...

Nygaard Notes #558, August 2, 2014: Covering Friends, Covering Enemies: Media Propaganda in Times of Conflict

Nygaard Notes #557, July 11, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "Certain Orthodox Ideas Are Encouraged";"Pushing the Progressive Envelope" on Social Security; "Acting in Their Customers' Best Interest"

Nygaard Notes #556, July 6, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "Too Inexpensive to Attract Attention"; Seeing Systems, Asking Questions

Nygaard Notes #555, June 20, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "Shaped Less by National Priorities"; Faces of Power; Science in the Marketplace; Patent Protection: Friend of Profit, Enemy of Health; Experts for Hire: "Feeding the Media with the Science"

Nygaard Notes #554, May19, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "A more likely explanation: It's easy."; More Drone Propaganda from Yemen; "The Majority Does Not Rule"; Knowing, But Not Knowing

Nygaard Notes #553, May7, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "Ordinary citizens have virtually no influence";A Tale of Three Budgets; There IS an Alternative: The Better Off Budget; A Couple of Helpful Hints on the Budget

Nygaard Notes #552, April 27, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "Large oil spills are never cleaned up.";Energy Costs Outside of "The Market"; The "Grand Bargain" is Dead!; Seeing is Not Believing in Ukraine

Nygaard Notes #551, April 18, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "Two Inescapable Facts"; No Debate: Climate Change is Happening; "What We Know: The Reality, Risks, and Response to Climate Change"; Climate Change, Doubt, and Thought Systems; Placement, Emphasis, and Tone: The Media's PET

Nygaard Notes #550, March 28, 2014: "Quotes" of the Week: 1. Hypocrisy; 2. Media; Hypocrisy That Knows No Bounds: Kerry on War; Neocons, Europe, and the Geopolitics of Ukraine; What to Do Before Reading the Front Pages (Ukraine Version); Resources for Ukraine Self-Education

Nygaard Notes #549, March 6, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "The Only Task We Can Reasonably Undertake"; Goals in Afghanistan Revealed; New Technology, Same Old Imperial Designs

Nygaard Notes #548, February 18, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "Unintended, Unforeseen, and Completely Disastrous Consequences."; Corruption, Language, and Systems Theory; Health, Race and Systems; Steinbeck Helps Us Go from Villains to Systems; A Little Obvious Propaganda

Nygaard Notes #547, February 10, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: Bills to pay, profits to make; Mayors, Money, and Systems of Power; How Investment Corrupts Politics, and More; The Corruption of the Public Debate

Nygaard Notes #546, January 22, 2014: "Quote" of the Week: "Virtually Impossible to Solve"; Threatening The Threat; Attacking Edward Snowden Via the Media: No Evidence Needed

Nygaard Notes #544, December 16, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "We Are Biased Toward Existing Narratives"; An Anti-Capitalist Pope?; Climate Change 1: A "Violent, Sicker, Poorer Future"; Climate Change 2: Coming Ocean Changes "Massive" and "Truly Scary"; Report: Air Pollution Causes Cancer

Nygaard Notes #543, December 9, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: Going the way of the dinosaurs. In just decades!;A De-Americanized World; The Effects of Austerity; Expand Social Security?

Nygaard Notes #542, December 9, 2013: The 2013 Nygaard Notes PLEDGE DRIVE! Part II; "Quote" of the Week: ""I wish it could be more!"; Pledging: How Much?; Support Nygaard Notes – For Free!; Help the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda

Nygaard Notes #541, November 7, 2013: The 2013 Nygaard Notes PLEDGE DRIVE!

Nygaard Notes #540, October 28, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "The Austerity Agenda That Has Become the Conventional Wisdom"; Democratic Sellout, In Their Own Words; Republican Victories, In Their Own Words; News-Speak: Victory is Defeat; Austerity and Sequestration: The List; Austerity and Sequestration: The Anecdotes; The Austerity Agenda Wins Again

Nygaard Notes #539, October 10, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: Victory and Defeat from Two Perspectives; "It's a Great Year for Republicans"; Voting Rights, Fighting Back, and the Constitution

Nygaard Notes #538, October 2, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: Victory and Defeat from Two Perspectives; Syria, Propaganda, and Resistance; Lessons of Empire; The New American Way of War; Modern War Propaganda; Stopping the War in Our Minds

Nygaard Notes #537, September 6, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "The solution to the Syrian crisis will not be found in escalated violence";A Primer on the U.S. and Syria

Nygaard Notes #536, August 27, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "In Order for Crude Oil Production to Grow..."; Setting the Agenda: Gathering News, Delivering News

Nygaard Notes #535, August 13, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: Forget the CIA. Your anger is the problem!; How We Name Things Is Important: Labeling The Media; The MCFPBAS Media!

Nygaard Notes #534, July 25, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "What Americans Want to See and Hear When They Watch the News";Thinking Dualistically Leads to Confusion: Here's How; Why Study Media?

Nygaard Notes #533, July 12, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "When We Push The Poor Into a Separate Category"; Categories in the News: Placement and Not-Seeing; "Important" Stories and Their Categories; Emotions and Decisions; Stepping Outside the Vicious Circle; Making Meaning: Lessons for Activists

Nygaard Notes #532, June 13, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "That May Suit Investors"; How We Make Meaning: Anchors and Categories; Propaganda ABCs as Anchors; Getting Meaning from Categories

Nygaard Notes #531, May 17, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "Seen as Accidental and Therefore Easily Forgotten."; "Not Simply about Watching Something Unfold"; Death, Danger, Fear, and Media; Crime? Accident? Or Something Else Entirely?; Ethical Clothing? Hidden Resources

Nygaard Notes #530, May 2, 2013: Nygaard Notes Spring Pledge Drive! (One week only)

Nygaard Notes #529, April 23, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "82% agree it is critical to preserve Social Security"Voting Rights and the President; Whose Votes Are Being Suppressed?; Who is Suppressing the Vote?; The Meaning of "Nonpartisan"; Voting Rights To Do List

Nygaard Notes #528, April 2, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "The Leading International Voice of Anti-imperialism"; Chávez Versus The Empire; Chávez Versus The Empire: Six Initiatives; The Weak, The Strong, and The Threat of Chávez; Chávez Notes and Resources; and... a Bonus "Quote" of the Week: "Amorphous"?

Nygaard Notes #527, March 19, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: Various, they're scattered throughout this issue; Hugo Chávez in the National Memory System; Was Chávez A Dictator?; The Economy Under Chávez; Social Health Under Chávez: Poverty, Inequality, and More

Nygaard Notes #526, February 28, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "Are we not as human as you are?"; Why the Media Misses the Big Stories; Going Up the River to Find the Top Stories

Nygaard Notes #525, February 18, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: Higher Minimum Wages Don't Cost Jobs;How The Structure of Media Distorts Reality, Part II: The Chicken Little Tendency; How The Structure of Media Distorts Reality, Part III: The Story-Telling Format

Nygaard Notes #524, February 6, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "Designed to Look like Civilian Aircraft"; Kids Are Safe in Our Schools, 2013 Version; How The Structure of Media Distorts Reality, Part I

Nygaard Notes #523, January 23, 2013: "Quote" of the Week: "A Longstanding Pattern of Poorer Health"; Profit is Beautiful, or So We're (Indirectly) Told; "Profits Soar." Workers Sore.

Nygaard Notes #522, December 31, 2012: "Quote" of the YEAR: "We Live in a Propaganda Society"; The 2012 Nygaard Notes Year in Review; The 2013 Nygaard Notes Year in Preview

Nygaard Notes #521, December 20, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: Three of 'em; "Fiscal Cliff? Or Fiscal Curb?; "Means Testing" = Stealth Attack; Simpson Bowles. Bowles Simpson. Bad Ideas, Either Way; The Myth of "Burdening" Our Children With Debt; Deficit Mania Groups To Watch Out For; Beware the Bipartisan; From "No" to "Yes"; Read These for Extra Credit

Nygaard Notes #520, December 17, 2012: "Quote" of the Week; The "Fiscal Cliff": Things to Know and Things to Do; Fiscal Cliff Notes

Nygaard Notes #519, December 7, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: What Iran Sanctions are Designed to Do; The Human Cost of Iran Sanctions; "Missteps" and "Backlash": Looking at anti-Iran Propaganda

Nygaard Notes #518, November 27, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "Funders like That Brand of Guts"; It's For Their Own Good; Denial and Avoidance; Media Discourages Action; Just World Theory and the Media: Conclusions

Nygaard Notes #517, November 19, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "Sweeping Cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security"; Bonus "Quote" of the Week: "The New Normal for Our Youth."; The Voter Empowerment Act: Now in the Senate; Nygaard Notes Methodology; Media and the Just World Theory; Blaming the Victims; Dehumanizing the Victims

Nygaard Notes #516, October 23, 2012: The 2012 Nygaard Notes PLEDGE DRIVE!

Nygaard Notes #515, October 8, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: Voter Fraud, Yes. But Not What You Think; Just World Theory; Living Under Drones

Nygaard Notes #514, September 21, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "This would have been unthinkable"; Drones: "Killing Untold Numbers of Real People"; The Most Fundamental Misunderstanding About Social Security

Nygaard Notes #513, September 12, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "Racial Resentment" and Voter ID; Sign Up for A Free Class on Propaganda. Taught by Nygaard!; The Presidential Campaign in a Nutshell; The Real Campaign Corruption

Nygaard Notes #512, August 22, 2012: "Quotes" of the Week: TWO Quotes This Week; Job-Killing Regulations?; Regulations, Jobs, and Quality of Life

Nygaard Notes #511, July 23, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "Voter ID laws will make it harder for poor people to vote."; Website of the Week: The Economic Hardship Reporting Project; The Treasonous Pro-Polio Patriot?; "The New American Way of War" in the Media

Nygaard Notes #510, July 11, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "We live in a propaganda society."; Health Care and Public Relations; Strategy, War, and Health Care

Nygaard Notes #509, June 8, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "Today, our freedom to vote is jeopardized; Real Problems with Voting in the U.S.; News You Missed: The Voter Empowerment Act; Kill List Logic

Nygaard Notes #508, May 21, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "The World Expects Our Soldiers to Do What's Right"; Reporting on... What?; Abandoning Afghanistan

Nygaard Notes #507, May 10, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "Profound Consequences on Science and Society"; Science, The Public, and the Media; Climate Change: The Scientific Consensus

Nygaard Notes #506, April 27, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "Militarism is an obstacle to all social progress"; "There's Only So Far We Can Go"; Apple and The System; Learn About the Federal Budget

Nygaard Notes #505, April 10, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "A Coordinated Effort to Exclude"; Website of the Week: Voter ID Talking Points; The Ryan Budget; And Now For Something Completely Different

Nygaard Notes #504, March 23, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "An Unprecedented Attack on Voting Rights"; The U.S. and Afghanistan: "Trust Has Eroded"; Anonymous + Classified = Propaganda; This Ad Brought to You by The Pentagon; Voter Suppression Resources: Education and Action

Nygaard Notes #503, March 13, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "Limiting the Ballot Access of Voters of Color";"An Assault on Voting Rights That Is Historic"; Voter ID: Intentions and Effects

Nygaard Notes #502, February 22, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "Talk of war has reached a strident pitch";Identifying the "True Views" in a Media Story; Presidential Campaign Madness, Installment #1: "Meaningless" Becomes "Monumental"

Nygaard Notes #501, January 27, 2012: "Quote" of the Week: "Unrestricted by Borders"; War is Peace.  Self-Defense is a Threat.; "Trumpeting The New American Way of War"

Nygaard Notes #500, January 18, 2012: The 2011 NYGAARD NOTES YEAR IN REVIEW

Nygaard Notes #499, January 6, 2012: "Quotes" of the Week; The End of the Mythical War in Iraq; The Propaganda War; The Real War; The Suffering of the People of Iraq

Nygaard Notes #498, December 27, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: "They are barbarians."Wars of Occupation: The Basic Myth; Iraq: A New "Security Architecture"

Nygaard Notes #497, December 14, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: "The global war on drugs has failed...";Steve Jobs in China; News for the One Percent; "War on Drugs" Ever More Warlike; Fracking and the "Overwhelmed, Understaffed Inspectors"

Nygaard Notes #496, December 8, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: "We want a more democratic country";Global Climate Crisis: "We Can Try to Incentivize"; The Iran Terror Plot: Facts Are Not Just Facts; Death Squads? Or War Propaganda?

Nygaard Notes #495, November 23, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: ""By 2040, Each Worker Will Produce Twice as Much as Today"; Off the Front Page: Health System "Slipping"; Investing in Right-Thinking Politicians; Prescription Drugs: Regular Old Corruption; Remote-Control War Part IV: Losing Our Minds, Losing Our Hearts

Nygaard Notes #494, November 11, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: "We are constantly in battle"; Nygaard Notes Paper Version Price Increase; Remote-Control War Part III: "The Time Is Past for Debate"

Nygaard Notes #493, November 2, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: "Declining toward rock bottom"; Beware Warren Buffett Emails; Drug Shortage Propaganda I: Normal in the News; Drug Shortage Propaganda II: "Eschewing More Ambitious Proposals"; War of the Future: Robots

Nygaard Notes #492, October 26, 2011: What They're Saying About Nygaard Notes; Nygaard Notes Pledge Drive: The Basics; The Nygaard Notes Project; Propaganda Just Happens. Dissent is a Choice, Part II: Winners, Losers, and Deep Propaganda

Nygaard Notes #491, October 21, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: "You continually amaze me..."; Here's How to Make a Pledge to Support Nygaard Notes; Have You Already Made a Pledge? Read This; How Much Should Your Pledge Be?; Propaganda Just Happens. Dissent is a Choice.

Nygaard Notes #490, October 13, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: Occupying "1,464 Cities";Ideology, Imagination, and the Occupation of Wall Street; Unthinkable Solutions: Unlearning Our ABCs; Changing the Debate: Lessons from the 1930s

Nygaard Notes #489, September 28, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: "Dramatically Lower the Overall Costs";A Correction, and Some Lessons Learned; Drug Shortages: What to Do?; When PR Isn't Enough: How Democracies Go To War

Nygaard Notes #488, September 13, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: "A Difficult Conundrum"; State Spending in Minnesota is Up... And Down; Those Radical Christians!; Capitalism's Conundrum

Nygaard Notes #487, September 6, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: "Reducing the Size of Government Was a Goal of the Deficit Plan."; Is Government Growing? Six Factors to Consider

Nygaard Notes #486, August 18, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: "Child poverty rose 56 percent in Minnesota in the last decade"; Understanding "Strategic Communication"; Communicating To Build Political Support

Nygaard Notes #485, July 31, 2011: "Quote" of the Week: Inequality "Three Decades in the Making."; Polls as Propaganda #4: Imagining "Systems Polling"; Polls As Propaganda #5: The Deepest Propaganda of All