As you navigate our interconnected world, be mindful that humor is one of the most difficult cross-cultural skills to develop. Approach all people with a willingness to smile at them and laugh at oneself.
The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.
Politics always involves a good deal of posturing and shenanigans. But the latest escapades have real consequences, not least of all for millions of struggling Americans who apparently hope that divided government will restore their jobs.