Max Sawicky has some very good Dutch-uncle advice for those of us who care primarily about the substance of government policy:
MaxSpeak, You Listen!: COMMON SENSE: Determine the major policy challenges to come, fasten on the best solutions, and hammer away in the confidence that time will validate your message.... Three examples:
- The U.S. has to get out of Iraq, ASAP.
- The U.S. must have national health insurance.
- The Federal Gov will need to increase taxes -- over the next 75 years -- by about ten percentage points of GDP.
I think the arguments supporting these are very solid. If nobody makes them, we'll never get there. I don't have to run for public office, so I can make them. Politics is beyond me...