Nov 132012

By Josh a.k.a Jodaph@Shift Think (Shift Think on Facebook) For many of us, last night’s election results may appear to be an unmitigated disaster. Forget all the house seats that may have been gained and forget any other local issues that may have been won, because in the end America voted to retain a man […]

Oct 232012
If Obama Wins, Will We Get The Same Speech?

My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. Forty-four Americans have now […]

Oct 232012

a·pol·o·gy [uh-pol-uh-jee] noun, plural a·pol·o·gies. 1. a written or spoken expression of one’s regret, remorse, or sorrow for having insulted, failed, injured, or wronged another: He demanded an apology from me for calling him a crook. 2. a defense, excuse, or justification in speech or writing, as for a cause or doctrine. 3. ( initial capital […]

Jan 142012

From Peter Wehner’s The Role of Sympathy and Trust in American Politics: This is admittedly a complicated area, as some of our greatest presidents pursued policies that caused deep divisions. President Lincoln is a particularly fascinating case study. He presided over a Civil War that led to the death of around 620,000 people in a […]

Oct 272011

We have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge. — President Obama at a fundraiser in San Francisco on Tuesday October 25, 2001. I’m sorry Mr. President, but I haven’t lost anything. And I have a problem with any politician who gets on a […]