#YesMyPresident

#NotMyPresident turns from a refrain of political resistance, a sign of political discontentment, to a deepening of the divide. Instead of serving as a reminder that not all Americans are content with the political situation, it reinforces the false notion that two Americas exist.

And only self-destruction can emanate from such a position. Continue reading #YesMyPresident

“Inaction” is not “malfunction”


I remain a part of the dissenting minority who argue that our system isn’t broken. Action on a number of thorny issues — ranging from immigration to education reform — is stymied because of big disagreements on what should be done. Our experience with the Affordable Care Act illustrates the peril of making big changes in the absence of substantial majority support.

Continue reading “Inaction” is not “malfunction”

Elective Politics’ Darkest Hour

Checker's speechThe election of 2016 is without question the darkest, dirtiest, most despicable, and depraved one of my lifetime. I have run out of “d” words, though maybe destructive and delusional should be added. The elective system we have known for time immemorial is down, broken, and maybe lost. Continue reading Elective Politics’ Darkest Hour

Obama’s Fenty Problem

Despite legislative victories, President Obama and Mayor Fenty are both struggling to connect with voters on a personal level.

“In other words, results and accomplishments may be necessary for political success, but they are far from sufficient. What’s also needed is an old-fashioned dose of political empathy and warmth.” Continue reading Obama’s Fenty Problem