“Americans will always do the right thing… after they have exhausted all the alternatives.”

The public discourse that we’ve seen since Friday’s massacre in Newtown, CT has been truly disturbing on so many levels. This will likely get lost in the static of the wall-to-wall, 24-hour coverage on cable news and online. Oh well. I think it’s long overdue. First let’s get one thing straight: as far as I’mContinue reading ““Americans will always do the right thing… after they have exhausted all the alternatives.””

One Organizer’s Story

 Numbers on a computer screen only tell part of the story. What was most eye opening to me was that this demographic shift was not at all welcomed by many residents that I encountered. Despite virtually every neighborhood being a pillar of cultural and ethnic diversity, I saw a staggering number of individuals that exemplifiedContinue reading “One Organizer’s Story”

The real closing argument

In one week, the two-year 2012 campaign cycle will come to a close (to the relief of my blood pressure and any American with a television in a swing state). With the recovery from hurricane Sandy in full force from West Virginia to Maine tonight, many pundits are correctly arguing that both candidates may notContinue reading “The real closing argument”