Contemplating the Nature of Potholes

Call it pre-partisanship: the idea that before you get to political discourse, the first step is identifying the things that are required of a government. After you’ve identified those things – and identified the things you disagree with others about – then you get to demagogue over how best to run the government.

But in the meanwhile, potholes still need to be filled; street lights need replacing; parks need to have trash removed from them. Politicians can be “tough on crime,” or talk about “accountability,” until they’re blue in the face, these things still need to be done.

I guess I’m just thinking that, after all the time and effort I’ve spent being partisan, focusing on these small, unsexy things that make our society run might be worth the effort.

But not here, not to worry. This site is all about the firebrand.