This morning, I opined on Twitter that if a political candidate endorsed full research to eliminate Alzheimer’s, I’d be all in regardless of what other positions s(he) held.
If there’s a more unjust illness, I’m not aware of it.
It also underscores the bedrock of American presidential campaigns: merciless trivia and boogeymen disguised as real issues.
Is it that hard to imagine a campaign in which actual non-polarizing issues could be part of the public debate?
No. It’s reality right now in Canada.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.