Department of State

Supporting the Keystone XL Pipeline

For the last five years, the phrase Keystone XL has been in and out of the news. Sometime this year it will either be cemented as a part of the American energy story or it will fade away in the political battles of today. The Keystone pipeline is an oil pipeline that runs from Canada […]

Nick Troiano at the Harvard Forum

A New Day in Politics

In the last two weeks, three candidates have been appearing in my Facebook news feed more and more and I believe they signal a rising tide of passionate, informed, dedicated, and ready public servants. The trifecta of Nick Troiano, Carl DeMaio, and Domenic Gelsomino, are candidates for a 21st Century world. Let’s start with Domenic […]

Joe Scarborough

How Joe Scarborough Can Become President

This story originally appeared on Medium. In order to win a national election in this country, you have to have a few things going in your favor. First, you must have an electable persona. It sounds cliche but it is true in today‚Äôs media-driven world. Look at candidates like Mitt Romney and Al Gore; super-smart […]

Fearful and Ready

When this year began, I had no idea that I would write another book, or that I would now be sitting on the couch injured after a stupid mistake at the gym. A gym I might add I have been to at least once a week in 2013 as it was my New Year’s Resolution […]

A Week of Heroism

It didn’t strike me until late Friday afternoon how emotionally drained I was from last week. No matter how many times our country and our world goes through a terrible act — terrorism or natural disaster — it always takes time for the pain to set in. And at each of those events, the days […]

Change is Inevitable

Change is one of those things that will forever and always be a constant in life. It will always be there. Sometimes in the form of a blessing. Sometimes in a curse. But that change is inevitable means we can either embrace it, take it, or change the change. Parents are special in that they […]

Be Original

In the land of so much noise, we have to pick and choose what messages we actually pay attention to and let into our lives. I have actually become pretty strict with what I let into my life now, and it is a goal of mine here in 2013 to be super-focused. But it is […]