A funny thing happened on the way to writing my last post; I got distracted and missed the month of September. I would like to send out thanks and apologies to the members of the RM and invite all to get back in the habit. One immutable fact learned from close to a year and a half of writing on all things political is that charting the progress of our democracy is a shortcut to burnout. For that reason, the RM will begin its week with (reasonably) trivial reflections on whatever is striking my fancy; sports, business, politics…all are fair game. I hope that the members of the Middle will join me in lighthearted exchanges in the comment section; all the better to balance the turmoil and hyperbole of the rest of the week in politics.
The House Minority Leader, John Boehner, issued a message today that underlined the American process. While acknowledging the anger over the law, Rep. Boehner reminded Americans that violence and intimidation are not the tools of our democracy. He encouraged those that were most angry to register to vote and lead others to do the same. […]