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OP-ED IN NY DAILY NEWS: The politics we deserve

OP-ED IN NY DAILY NEWS: The politics we deserve

Saturday, May 11, 2019
NY Daily News

We desperately need to reinvent the way we think and talk about problem-solving in America today

by Mike Gecan, IAF Co-Director

 

You don’t have to choose between Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren, or Jared Kushner and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or market capitalism and state socialism, or the far right and the far left, or Fox News and MSNBC.

 
While these are the dominant, incessant, compulsive polarities of modern public discourse, the demand and the tendency to choose are traps. You can take your hand off the nut (or nuts), loosen your grip, let them both drop. With a free hand, you can reach out and take hold of another way of doing things in the public arena: of thinking and acting and creating impact that rebuilds communities, saves and improves countless lives, and restores a sense of stability and forward motion in our country.