A photographer in the field who isn't directing their subject on how to pose, where to sit, or which way to tilt their head, has to anticipate the person's next move and be ready to capture it in that 1/250 of a second. Therein lies the art of being a street photographer.
Some people learn by being told; some people learn by being showed; and some just have to go ahead and pee on the electric fence to learn the lesson. We will see soon if Senator McConnell is an electric fence peer or not.
In the weeks leading up to the election, we've seen a lot of press coverage -- both good and bad -- about each of the candidates. Obama's and Romney's campaigns can actually teach us some lessons about credit.
We should better appreciate that history teaches us that our collective dependence on surveys, focus groups and partisan market studies can lead to enormous blunders in charting a course for America's future.
Why do campaigns want your time? They didn't always. The current emphasis on volunteer involvement stands in stark contrast to the situation in the 1990s, where some campaigns allegedly turned away would-be volunteers, because they do not know what to do with them.
In April of this year, the 1940 census was released after the usual 72-year privacy-restriction period. On the cusp of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, I thought it might be interesting to take a peek into the past of the families of the candidates for highest office.
Do Americans realize that under a Ryan economic regime, tens of millions of our poor neighbors would be dropped categorically and coldly to the curb, with no support whatsoever from the very system that our forefathers and mothers set up to ensure that America would prosper?
I do not ordinarily write about the ratings until the end of the month, but Friday's massacre has been reflected in last week's ratings (Saturday and Sunday will be reflected in this week's) and they deserve some comment.
Instead of voting for the candidates, the parties, and the Super-PACs, a new generation of believers will be voting for their values, their friends, and their own voices -- voting for us. And that is hopeful to me.
While conflict is built into our system of government (the Constitution enshrines political conflict and protects differences of expression), so is the need for consensus. We seem, of late, to be having far more of the former than the latter.