You have to raise enough money to show that you’re a serious contender. Once you hit that mark, and you’re able to pay for a poll that shows a path to victory, those who guard the gold are willing to give you the time of day and invest in your race.
When politics becomes politics as usual, bad things happen, especially as media outlets that employ paid government watchdogs continue to cut their rosters.
How do you boil down something so horrific … for an 11-year-old who doesn’t yet understand international political alliances or diplomatic differences?
The words uttered on stage matter far less than the theatrics of the performance.
If we’re ever going to revive trust in government … we have to remind people that, despite our geographic vastness, we’re all in this together.
If we want to lead again, we have to show we can do it.
There’s plenty of room for talking and listening, developing relationships that aren’t based on immediate wants but on the underlying human desire to learn more.
I want to focus on the broader perspective of why change is so hard here.
We must shake off our apathy and be part of the debate.
We moved on to the next hot topic while those folks were still wondering how to make last month’s mortgage payment.
The bedrock of democracy is strong, and so are we, even when it doesn’t always feel like the ground beneath us is a solid as it used to be.
He took care of every Hoosier whether they voted for him or not.
What’s fascinating: The two men most recently elected to serve as presidents of the United States took a positive approach.
In these tumultuous times, the governor has shown an ability to work with lots of different folks on lots of different issues.
The president keeps tweeting, and people keep getting more pissed off.
The trouble is, folks who are so consumed with their own egos and power, real or imagined, rarely think about how their behavior affects other people.
I assumed it was a done deal because, well, the monopoly always wins.
If you have strong leadership with a clear focus and minimal palace intrigue, you can stick around for a good, long while.
Maybe we raise our fists and say we won’t buy something that doesn’t align with our beliefs—but we do it anyway.
I’d just like it if people took a deep breath before they jumped into the debate. These are difficult situations.