Does Anything In The SOTU Affect Us Personally

When a Democrat is at the lectern, there are abstract calls for more economic fairness: a higher minimum wage; higher taxes on the 1%. When Republicans respond, there are abstract accusations of class warfare and being unfair to job creators. It’s easy to get into the rhythm, to assume nothing will change: everyone will bluster for a while and then settle down and we’ll go on as we were, as untouched in our everyday lives by politics as we are by the music of the spheres.

Being Kind

The Times Magazine blog posted the convocation speech author George Saunders gave to Syracuse University graduates, which touches upon, as they put it “…the need for kindness and all the things working against our actually achieving it, the risk in focusing too much on “success…”

A Lovely Story About The American Dream