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Political Innovations 101:

Do you know how many times the words “political party” appear in our beloved Constitution? Zero. Not once. And yet, our two major, private political parties get to write all of the most important rules in the public political system that they dominate and control! The result is dysfunction and gridlock, by design. Our countryContinue reading “Political Innovations 101:”

Thoughts on Union, Part I

& My “Why Statement” My favorite scene from the musical “Hamilton” is Angelica’s toast to her little sister, Eliza, and her groom, Alexander Hamilton, at their wedding celebration in the brilliantly staged song “Rewind.” Angelica raises her glass high and sings, “to your union!” the chorus, full of friends and fellow revolutionaries, repeats, “to THEContinue reading “Thoughts on Union, Part I”

Thoughts on Empathy

From MLK, Jr., Inauguration Day & my Brother-in-Law Russell It’s been another eventful week for our country. Let’s start with last Monday, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. MLK Jr. is a personal hero of mine. A broken, flawed man who God used, in mighty ways, to move our country forward toward a more perfectContinue reading “Thoughts on Empathy”

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