Columnist Joe Klein said on The Chris Matthews Show: “This is the biggest problem that we’re facing going forward. We were a homogenous, middle class country, by and large, for the fifty years after World War II. “Now we’re no longer homogenous, and there’s a good aspect to that in... Read More »
One of the most surprising events in the American founding occurred when the Continental Congress used the word “happiness” in the Declaration of Independence. Up to that point, it was not a word often utilized in great political writings. Words like “justice,” “liberty,”... Read More »
The following describes one side of the modern battle for our future: “You believe you can change the world for good, one person at a time. You prioritize your children and your neighbors above your own consumption.Fulfillment for you comes through love and service, not accumulation of... Read More »
President Obama’s fundamental argument since his campaign and through his first term and second campaign has been that our society can benefit more from government than it has in the past. This is an easy sell in Europe, but not so much in the United States. The framers mistrusted... Read More »
Local government is increasingly the place where things are getting done. As the party system has created gridlock in Washington, less is getting accomplished on Capitol Hill. In a funny way, this has created a situation that is more like the American Founding era than anything we’ve... Read More »
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