DAWN IN CLEVELAND

The GOP Platform Committee was waiting at the doors of the convention center as the sun was rising in Cleveland. The hard work on the platform begins this morning. My husband, Len Munsil, is on the Subcommittee for Foreign Policy and Defense. The room is already...

CONFUSED ABOUT POLITICS? IDEAS MATTER

I have one guiding maxim in my understanding and evaluation of politics – ideas matter. Politics in its simplest form is ideas applied. In political science this is called “praxis” – defined as “the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is...

SHE’S REALLY CUTE TOO

I may be the only delegate to the GOP convention in Cleveland who has round-the-clock immediate access to a brilliant Ph.D. political science professor. In fact, she’s staying in my room. You can follow Dr. Tracy Munsil’s blog the next two weeks on my website as she...

In the room where it happens …

I’m spending the next two weeks in Cleveland, Ohio – literally, in the room where American presidential politics will be happening during the Republican National Convention. What a treat for a political junkie like me! But I’m also a political science...

WELCOME TO CLEVELAND!

I’ve been all over America during my life, but this is my first stay in Cleveland. Here’s what I learned on day one: Apparently Cleveland has a professional basketball team, and apparently this team recently won its first-ever NBA championship in a huge upset, and as...
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