Tom Shakely

I’m passionate about civics and social entrepreneurship as they shape culture and communities. Specifically, I’m bullish about creating and sustaining vibrant cultures both in small communities and within cities. As networked technology changes the way we interact with our neighbors, a focus on the specialness of places we live and visit becomes vital to sustaining our communities.

I’ve written for National Review OnlineThe Huffington, and others. I’ve also written more than 150,000 words here. In 2010, I covered the Pennsylvania senate, gubernatorial, and congressional midterm elections for National Review Online, writing stories like this, this, and this and filming stuff like this and this. Prior to that, I worked at a now-defunct 100,000+ circulation Philadelphia newspaper, initially as an intern and later as an editor.

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Member: Sons of the American Revolution