Greatness demands both decisiveness and flexibility, courage and prudence, strength and vulnerability, action and introspection. The true measure of greatness is our capacity to navigate between varying opposites.
Congressional Republicans who think the outcome of this election is a mandate for their view of governance are overstating the case and run the risk of the kind of overreach some say the hurt the Democrats.
Regardless of one's political views, there's every reason to be intensely motivated in the upcoming election, given the huge problems and needs that we face and the huge impact of current policy decisions.
If we want a strong economy we need to do something about it. We need to reverse course and try another strategy. I suggest one based on innovation of entrepreneurs, rather than new federal spending on government jobs.
If you heard a loud thump on Monday afternoon it just may have been the sound of worried Democrats hitting the panic button. Republicans now have their largest lead yet on the generic ballot -- 7 points.
Our weakened economy is not due to a lack of creativity or entrepreneurial spirit of the American people. We are hurting from misguided government policies that have imposed disincentives to hire workers and impose huge costs on job creators.