Hello, Brother

We were all heartbroken by last weekend’s horrific assault against two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. We wring our hands and ask ourselves, “when will these despicable acts of violence against others—Muslims, Jews, refugees, people of color generally—ever end?" As the news unfolded, I was struck by the implication of two simple words that emerged … Continue reading Hello, Brother

The Electability Factor

One key question always arises in political campaigns, especially in Presidential races: what is a candidate’s electability factor? This goes beyond mere personality or polished good looks. Does a candidate have the “it” factor? Can she or he command the stage? How will they run against an entrenched opponent? Can they bring down-ballot candidates along … Continue reading The Electability Factor