Monthly Archives: July 2020

Just Politics?

Otto von Bismarck is credited with “Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best”.  The goal is not to posture and make noise.  The goal is to govern and get things done.  … Continue reading

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Picking Your Battles

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) knew that she was going to have a tough reelection race.  It was 2012 and Missouri had taken a turn to the right.  Mitt Romney was going to beat President Obama.  The key would be to … Continue reading

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Construction vs. Destruction

Ronald Reagan famously said that the most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”.  The line garnered laughs and applause whenever he delivered it.  We’ll never know who wrote the quip … Continue reading

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