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It’s not about you, Mr. President.

“When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn’t for you. It’s for the Presidency.” Harry S. Truman said those words and seemed

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Little did that little girl know. . .

I saw Stevie Nicks in concert last night, and I was transported in time. Music can do that for us. Suddenly we are in the place when we first fell in love with the songs we are hearing again. Suddenly

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Words of Love for Hate Speakers


I met a man today in Ogden who said some pretty harsh things to me a decade ago. “That was me,” he said as I was leaving a speech at the Convention Center. I paused and noticed he was holding

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The Loyal Opposition

I remember wondering at the end of the 2000 election,¬†which¬†never seemed to end, whether Al Gore would be able to let the Supreme Court’s decision against him stand with grace, even though he clearly believed it was incorrect? Would he

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Room Full of Heroes

I spent the evening in a room full of heroes this week. It was the Department of Public Safety Awards banquet. I was surrounded by men and women who serve all of us, every day, in extraordinary ways. I listened

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