Whenever elections draw near, I find myself contemplating the legitimacy of all of the candidates; Democrat or Republican, Liberal or Conservative. As sad as it may be, it feels as though no politicians can be fully trusted anymore.
The people who we solely rely on to protect our freedoms can barely be honest with us? Shameful, in my opinion. Continue reading →
The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.
–Mitch McConnell, after the midterm elections of November 2010
In the wake of the 2008 electoral victory by Barack Obama and the Democrats, there was much discussion about what this meant for the Republican party. Was it inevitable they would have to become more liberal to keep in touch with changing demographics? Even the Conservative commentator Fred Barnes suggested post-election that it may be time to “elevate moderates to positions of leadership.”
Subsequent to the election, moderates have been largely rejected by the base of the Republican party. Michael Steele was chased out of his seat as head of the RNC, even as Republicans rode to victory in the midterm elections. House and Senate leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have often been derided as too lenient to Obama by right-wing bloggers and talk radio. Continue reading →
One of the benefits of being a consultant is the exposure to many different industries. To be honest, I get lead feet if I’m forced to stay exclusive to an industry too long. Nothing is more exciting the jumping down the rabbit hole of a new type of business. This was eve true when we brought on a client in the mail order bride space. Continue reading →
I don’t consider myself a Democrat, or a liberal. To paraphrase much greater men than I, I believe certain truths to be self-evident. Every American should have access to good health care, global warming should be treated as a real problem, and religion has no place in our government. Continue reading →
As someone who had remained blissfully ignorant of politics for most of my life, I find it annoying that my mind is constantly filled with concern and disgust over what I would like to believe are political differences, but I know come down to much more than that. Continue reading →
The stress behind health care reform is unbelievable to me. It’s not so much that people care, it the type of people that supposedly care so passionately.
Let’s look for example at the GOP. After eight years of running up the largest deficit in U.S. history, they are suddenly concerned about the amount of money we spend. I’m a true fiscal conservative. I flinch a little every time I hear about funding a new government program. Continue reading →
The federal government, states, school districts, and individual schools should align policies, procedures, and practices, as well as funding determinations to encourage and move toward linking teacher compensation to performance, also known as merit-based pay. The strategic importance of a strong instructional core to a school district’s success in the primary and secondary education sector requires a systematic commitment to intensifying the effort and focus on merit-based bay.