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Governing requires choices

Governing requires choices and choices by definition invite dissent. That’s how it works. Obviously, when you choose one thing, you automatically don’t choose another thing. The problem comes when you choose your course of action without considering alternatives. The war with Iraq – as has been well documented – was on the Bush administration agenda from the beginning. In the Bush administration, decisions were often made after listening only to evidence the supported the administration’s preconceived views. Opposing opinions and facts were ignored or never presented. Frequently, there are good ideas on both sides of the political aisle. Getting at those ideas, however, requires that both sides negotiate in good faith, something that Republicans are clearly not doing now and haven’t done for years. Read the rest of this entry »


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