What Elections Can’t Change

I'm sure I don't have to remind you that next Tuesday is Election Day. You'd have to be living off the grid, out in the wilderness somewhere, not to know that. Even then, if you were in a swing state, some political operative would probably still find you. For many of us, it's been a…

The Political Church

Maybe like me, you’ve been watching some of the Republican and Democratic conventions. Part spectacle, part showmanship, part pep rally, and part democracy, it’s interesting to see who speaks at these events, and what they say. But perhaps the most interesting element of the conventions is how they sometimes feel like church. You have a…

How to live in these partisan times

Has anybody noticed that the quality of political conversation has gotten pretty bad? Actually, that's an understatement. Maybe we should simply recognize that it has gotten really difficult for people who disagree to talk with each other. So most people just don't. They watch the news channel they like best. They hang around with others who…