The Sea of Galilee at sunset...Looking west Us versus them. Right against wrong. Accept the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. Wag your finger and reject it outright. Far too often in our beautiful, colorful, chaotic and profoundly interesting world, political and moral arguments are reduced to simple either/or choices. My side good. Your side bad. In … Continue reading I swam with Muslims in The Sea of Galilee
We’re gearing up for another great year with more independent-minded, contrarian guests — kicking off this week with Claire Cain Miller of TheUpshot, the New York Times and economics site. After all the recent anger and outrage over sexual harassment our podcast team decided to do a show about how to reduce bullying and harassment in … Continue reading Beyond outrage and anger… Solutions. A podcast for our times.
Ready for a word that Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders would consider to be an obscenity? Compromise. Insults, anger and disgust are in, while deal-making, compromise and governance are so old school. We're all too busy having a national hissy fit to sit down and do the boring, important stuff. My friend Mark … Continue reading How Do We Fix It? 2 Cheers For Compromise
A view of the Alhambra in Grenada, Spain. Gazing up in wonder at the mighty Alhambra, I knew that coming here, even for just a few days, was a good move as well as a excellent photo op. Travel is food for the soul, and wandering through alleyways and ancient buildings in Spain's Andalusia has … Continue reading Travel To a New Place: What I Learned About Life and Politics at the Alhambra
So maybe you're relieved that the US Government stepped back from the brink and did not default on its debt. A return to more civilized debate perhaps? Um... no. Sadly, this mess is far from over. The harsh partisan divide, with both sides talking past each other, drags on. While some like to portray the … Continue reading Shutdown Dysfunction – It’s Far From Over!