Sitting at a fundraiser in the sleepy college town of Greensboro, N.C., State Representative Marcus Brandon did an impromptu meet-and-greet. I realized quickly that Brandon might be the kind of person we need to send to Congress.
Americans who aspire to see America truly thrive need to understand that it is a battle to implement any substantial change in America, but this is a battle worth having - not just for our own sake, but for the sake of future generations.
The younger generation's reaction to conservative-led stalemate is to consider our government irrelevant. That's a big mistake. You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you.
Proclaim it from the rooftops: No, America is not "over." Yet a growing accumulation of evidence suggests that America today is not the America of 1945. Everyone else on the planet understands this. Perhaps it's finally time for Americans to do so as well.