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One bright light has gone out: A tribute to PBS Newshour’s Mark Shields

Mark was more than a brilliant political commentator, he was a good friend. I think back fondly to our meetings over lunch in Washington, DC where we’d talk policy, debate, and enjoy swapping stories over our mutual love of American politics. Mark was one of those rare political whizzes who could disagree with you without being disagreeable. He was always ready to hear a counterpoint but was more than ready to counter you right back. READ MORE

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We must regain our moral compass

Have we as a nation lost our moral compass? At a time when our lives should be better, they are not. When we should be looking to our leaders for direction, we find nothing. I have lived in the best of times and have benefitted from hard work and the opportunities given to me. My work as a public servant has made me feel that I am part of trying to make things better. But I see today that the opportunities I had as a young man are less abundant than they once were, and that those whom we once looked to for direction are not the pillars of leadership they once were either.  READ MORE

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Why I Support Joe Biden

Perhaps most important, Joe Biden cares about people. You see it when he looks at you. You see it when he meets people. He is genuine. I’ve seen it in every campaign event or stop I’ve done with him in Manchester. It’s a quality that’s far too rare in politics, and one that we need in our elected officials. READ MORE