Every so often in American politics a party nominates an insurgent, not because of his/her experience, but simply because their message strikes a resonate chord with the most active faction of the party at that time.
When Ms. Adrienne Arsht arrived in Miami in 1996 to serve as chairman of the board at TotalBank, it's fair to say that even she did not know of the intense feelings she would quickly have for this dynamic city. Today, her name is synonymous with gracious generosity throughout the Miami community.
John Kerry is not the first losing Democratic presidential nominee to be nominated as Secretary of State. William Jennings Bryan, who was the Democratic Party's standard-bearer in three elections, became Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson.
When Missouri's electors convene on Dec. 17 to cast their electoral votes, it will mark the second presidential election in a row their state voted for the losing candidate. What are the state's proudest, most nostalgic citizens to do?
Most people today see the Scopes Trial as a simple confrontation between superstitious hillbillies who rallied around a great buffoon, William Jennings Bryan, and a great and open-minded science teacher. Bryan was certainly wrong about evolution. But he was not a buffoon.
These are disastrous times for millions of people, and our zero-sum money system can only enrich the few by bringing pain to the many. Can we build an economic policy out of our shared crisis and find a common purpose in its solution?
I have not seen much evidence of Obama being in touch with small-town Kentucky, but after reading David Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win, I have become convinced that he knows what it takes to run a business.