My general response usually comes down to encouraging more citizen involvement in seeking and supporting qualified candidates for public office at all levels.
In the ’68 election, George Romney was a good presidential candidate who spoke the truth, got into trouble for it and self-destructed long before Election Day.
Oprah Winfrey, based on her own experiences, said “a mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”
In the places that Columbus landed, natives were forced into slavery and punished with flogging, loss of limb or death if they did not perform to such expectations as collecting enough gold each day from the mines.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects the annual deficit will remain above $1 trillion through the next decade unless current plans are changed.
The parents of half of Minnesota’s kids say they’d welcome an adult mentor to help their children succeed, yet only about one in three has such a person available.
Minnesota has a deep civic ethic when compared to most states. We have the ability to manage the many aspects of honorable self-governance for many years, but we must be vigilant.
Strategists and academic experts are now bracing for what Michael McDonald, a University of Florida political scientist, has called “a voter turnout storm of a century.”
“Suicide is preventable in the vast majority of cases, according to Dan Reidenberg, the executive director of Suicide Awareness/Voices of Education (SAVE).
In our state, not unlike France moving forward at this defining moment in its history, we must continue to plan our work and work our plan.
There are few lawmakers in either major political party who are advancing solutions that would gradually pay down the debt.
Have you ever known a person you chose to contact annually at Thanksgiving time just to tell them how you appreciated the friendship? I have. We called him Benny.
Undeniably, Republicans have a statewide problem in that the election indicates the party held only its base and decidedly lost the centrist, independent voters who had supported Republicans in significant numbers in recent years.
Roughly half of Minnesota kids are not fully prepared to succeed when they begin kindergarten, and too many of them never do catch up.
For the last decade or so, I have become increasingly concerned about the federal debt, now estimated to be $21.13 trillion.
How Minnesotans are feeling, on everyting from Russian interferance to the Gov. Mark Dayton.
There remain large inequalities of income and wealth in America, but the goal of America is upward social mobility and opportunity for all.
Here’s hoping that a group convened by No Labels can help lead the way through an open, reasoned bottoms-up gathering to discuss the important stuff.
We judge character by the best intentions and most noble acts. On that count alone, I have a vivid memory from nearly 40 years ago that came to me as I learned of the passing of Barbara Bush.