This has always reminded me of San Francisco, somehow. The bustling yet light pace, Desmond's cool, nimble dexterity -- the casual sophistication.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Saturday, April 07, 2012
Politicians do not grow underneath rocks; they emanate from communities, and if those communities behave in a general mediocre way, so do their politics.
Our broken politics, at heart, is not broken because of some venal and alien "Them" that is messing up our nice little society; it is an expression of a venal, selfish "us" that refuses to do our duty as citizens and insist that our government act in ways that reflect "the better angels of our nature," in Lincoln's immortal phrase.