If you’re not doing politics, you’re not doing enough. Review: Slow Democracy

Fairfield City Council

"We live in an anti-political moment," wrote David Brooks last week in the New York Times, "when many people — young people especially — think politics is a low, nasty, corrupt and usually fruitless business. It’s much nobler to do community service or just avoid all that putrid noise." Brooks rightly suggests that seeing Steven Spielberg's new film Lincoln will show that politics, if done … [Read more...]

Take back our government

49 star flag. (No offense Hawaii, we just thought the image was cool). Photo: Chuck "Caveman" Coker via Flickr.

To some people, maybe even a lot of people right now, the idea of "taking back our government" really resonates. But take it back from what? From whom? From where? Generally "taking back our government" denotes wresting it— the government — from vague powers out there somewhere that have somehow absconded with what is rightfully ours.  But to Debbie Cook, current board president of the Post … [Read more...]