Leaders are leaders by acting as extensions of our better selves. In the wake of Friday’s massacre at a mosque in New Zealand, we feel an immediate powerlessness to express our grief.
Leaders console us by consoling others.
Here’s 56 seconds of what that looks like as a reminder that there is still a role for humanity in politics.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.