It’s a shame public meetings had to be dragged into the 21st century by a global pandemic, but more access is always a good thing.
If you go downtown these days, you’ll see that some of that damage remains. You’ll also see a lot of homelessness and drug addiction on the streets.
Are we generally the kind of people who follow instructions and look out for one another? We are.
It might help us inch away from helplessness toward something over which we can feel more control.
Regardless of whether you do so in person or by mail, please make sure you actually cast a ballot.
If we do not heed warnings based on science and math, many more among us will fall ill, and some will die.
It’s hard not to want to show—instead of just telling—a young person that she can do the same things boys can when she grows up.
How is it possible that a group of 12-year-olds can handle disagreement and debate better than many of our adult elected officials in Washington?
If the person with whom you’re negotiating gives you what you want, take the win and move on.
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.