Some of the most interesting election aftermath analysis is coming from seasoned conservatives with a broader view of the sweep of history, and nobody since Nov. 6 has laid this out with more panoramic vision than David Frum. In this CNN excerpt from his larger explanation of why Romney lost, Frum dismantles the notion perpetrated by many on Fox News, and Mitt Romney himself, that America is now lost to entitlement "takers.'... Read More
Elections can be a surprise, and this latest was for me, on both the national and state level, a very pleasant surprise. I've been weary of the "devil take the hindmost" style of political brinkmanship that seems to have become commonplace in Washington and at the State Capitol. I don't care who's to blame, or even that everyone or no one is to blame. I just want a group of legislators willing and able to identify the plights of the p... Read More
Two big obvious takeaways from Nov. 6. By larger margins than anyone dreamed possible, Minnesotans rejected proposed amendments to the state constitution that would have done damage to voting rights, civil rights and human rights in Minnesota. It truly was a historic day, perhaps a turning point, as Minnesota moves forward to re-establish its reputation as a progressive and tolerant state, one that aims to realize the full potential of all its pe... Read More
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I have the great privilege of introducing author Peter Edelman Tuesday evening to talk about his powerful new book, "So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America." Edelman is a Georgetown University law professor who has served at the pinnacles of power, as an adviser to U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy and in President Bill Clinton's administration. He may be most famous for resigning from the Clinton administration t... Read More
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