The People Are Watching
I'm an optimist, and a wait and see kind of guy. I'm not happy about the incoming administration, but I'm going to hold my fire for now. I believe in the system, I believe in separation of powers, I believe in checks and balances. I believe they are there for a reason, and I believe they work. I think we'll survive. The new president has made a lot of promises. He's going to bring back high-paying manufacturing jobs, he's going to improve our health care system and make it mo
A Letter to the Incoming President
Dear Mr. Trump: This week you will take the oath of office as President of the United States. It is one of the great moments in our constitutional democracy – the peaceful transition of power to a freely elected new chief executive. This does not happen in every country. But it’s happened in ours every four years for the past almost 230. I don’t take that for granted. I hope you don’t either. The rules and procedures that governed your election and inauguration are spelled ou
Of Blackish, Political Discourse, Lemons, and Lemonade
I've told my kids for as long as I can remember that when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. So watching Blackish last night made me think about whether I'm following my own advice. I'm not happy about the election. My Republican friends would say I wouldn't have been happy about any GOP candidate winning the election, and to an extent that's true. But Trump isn't any GOP candidate. To me, he represents the worst of U.S. politics, and I believe we always deserve the best.