#TBT: Politics is NOT for Entertainment

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Politics is NOT for Entertainment. I used to be something of a political news junkie. I followed elections closely, knew all the names of all the players for each party, had a good grasp of the “game” of politics, as a spectator at least. I told myself it helped me be informed as a citizen and be able to participate in democracy better. But that changed six or seven years …

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New President, New Agenda for the Kennedy Center

Deborah Rutter will be the Kennedy Center’s third president. This is really interesting because she’s coming from a very successful run as the head of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; she has an MBA; and according to the article in the Washington Post, she’s being hired as much for her management skills as her expertise in the arts. The Kennedy Center is an interesting organization to me because it’s separated in so many ways from all of the pressures that most …

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