Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect ... As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump's challenges are really just beginning. Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate will require finesse. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Bipartisan Unity in a Deep Red State ... A couple years ago, two South Dakota men on opposite ends of the political spectrum got into a nasty fight over marriage equality. But after one offered the other an olive branch, they wound up forming a bipartisan alliance that won big this election year. (See Page 11, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
The Electoral College and Jenga ... Jenga should be a required discipline of political scientists; the game teaches, among other things, the consequences of haste. (See Page 11, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Koch Kollege for Right- Wing Social Engineers ... Breaking news: An amazing new school for political activists is training thousands of people to be community organizers. They’re using Saul Alinsky’s classic manual, Rules for Radicals. (See Page 11, December 1, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Building a New Populism in the Era of Trump ... Imagine you’re standing in line for the American Dream. You work hard, sometimes in dangerous jobs. You lead a moral life. But the line is stalling, even moving backwards. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
A Holiday Crisis - Again? ... America's next crisis most likely started around the Halloween holiday. Many Americans buy more candy than they give away to the children trick or treating. (See Page 9, November 24, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Donald Trump: Grand Strategist ... Since early 1953 (in Korea), the United States hasn’t lost a battalion sized force (or larger) in combat operations. In Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc., the US has outfought every enemy. (See Page 9, November 24, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Day image smallIt’s a "New Day at the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula” ... It's a "New Day at the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula,” and we are looking to build upon the success and impactful 77-year history of our organization. On June 1st, 2016, full of anticipation of reenergizing a much needed convening organization in the community, I arrived at United Way after 32 years of working with Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Who Really Won? ... I came out ahead on a gentlemen’s wager this week. I made it more than a year ago, right after the first Republican debate. Mr. Trump won and so did I. I was nervous near the end. (See Page 8, November 17, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Medicare Enrollment Has Begun ... Medicare Open Enrollment is here -- and it's time for older adults to step up to the plate. (See Page 8, November 17, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Trump - What Americans Can Do ... Donald Trump is our next President of the United States. It's amazing what Americans can do. (See Page 9, November 17, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Uncle Sam Needs a Better Handle on Your Money ... A decade ago, thousands of California National Guard troops reenlisted to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. For valiantly responding to a shortage of troops, they were promised a signing bonus. (See Page 9, November 17, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
RFA Anticipates Positive Change Under New President ... When the news broke this morning that Donald J. Trump had been elected to serve as the 45th president of the United States, the Recreational Fishing Alliance's Executive Director Jim Donofrio couldn't have been more pleased. (See Page 9, November 17, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
This Deal Could Save the World ... While the U.S. was distracted by an election that felt like it would never end, the world did something wonderful. It sounds boring and requires a mini chemistry lesson, but it’s huge. (See Page 9, November 17, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Napoleon Bonaparte, Bette Davis and the New President ... By the time most read this the election will be over, a new president will have been elected, and everyone, particularly the media pundits, will be in full throat, telling us what happens next. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Eight Ways to Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting ... Throughout this trying election season, we’ve been told how much is at stake with our vote. But the success of any democracy depends on continuing to pay attention long after we cast our ballots. (See Page 9, November 10, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Even Voting is at Issue In This Election ... One of the more intriguing aspects of this unusual election year is the extent to which the underpinning of the election itself — voting — has become an issue in its own right. (See Page 9, November 10, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
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