Little, yet fierce. That's precisely how Emily Dickinson, a poet first appeared to me in the pages of an anthology when I was 11-years-old. She would appear again later when my life was splintering away in trauma due to divorce (and I felt like eleven again).
Just as Congress needs to implement an austerity agenda targeted on budget cutting and expense reduction, it needs to implement an audacity agenda targeted on growth, revenue generation and individual economic well-being.
Senator Kirk, we are your constituents. It's not too late for you to acknowledge that your earlier call for military action against us jeopardizes our safety and to reverse your claim which insinuates that we are dangerous people.
A year ago, activists tried to break the blockade of Gaza with an international flotilla of ships. They failed. Now an even larger flotilla is preparing to set sail in June. And when the Audacity of Hope sets sail, I will be on it.
It is strange that a candidate who was able to read voters so well has become a president who seems to think citizens simply want legislation. Voters don't care about legislation; they care about outcomes.
All members of Congress take an oath that includes these words: "I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter." Most -- maybe all -- have violated that pledge.