Thoughtful, bi-partisan conversations in Washington are a lot like uncooked steak—rare. That’s why yesterday’s conversation on poverty between President Obama, AEI President Arthur Brooks, and Harvard Professor Robert Putnam was so unusual, intriguing, and encouraging.
Eight years after penning "Dreams of My Father," and over six years into a presidency that by most accounts doesn't seem to be finishing with as much promise as it began, President Obama spoke from the heart yesterday, in offering remarks to My Brother's Keeper Alliance in the Bronx.
The unemployment rate is increasing, and news sites are celebrating the good news. Yes, you read that right—this is not insanity, and the reporters are not lying, but average Americans are still right to be confused.