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Entries by Burns Strider from 06/2010

Big Daddy's Rules for the 2010 Campaign Trail

| Posted 06.11.2010 | Politics

I'm all about winning. And I live for hardball politics. I get it naturally. But, dividing and angering voters; displacing the common ground of being American from under their feet in order to win has catastrophic consequences.

Big Daddy's Rules for the 2010 Campaign Trail

| Posted 06.11.2010 | Politics

My father was known as Big Daddy by nearly everyone in Mississippi. He taught a progressive brand of politics that was about doing and not talking. I realize sometimes how universal his lessons and brand of politics were.

Wrong-Headed and "Half-Assed," Graham Caves When Real Leadership Is Needed

| Posted 06.17.2010 | Politics

In a political era fraught with extreme partisanship and a 24/7 news cycle contributing to the polarization, it was exciting to see an elected official stand up for what he believes in even if it diverged from his party's status quo.