acting locally

Here’s a nice arti­cle about local vs. nation­al news — and how the voice of the com­mon vot­er is bet­ter rep­re­sent­ed in our local news­pa­pers, rather than by nation­al news (which tends to reduce the pop­u­lus to mind­less stereo­types). Any­way, a nice reminder of the impor­tance of stay­ing in tune with one’s com­mu­ni­ty (which I, unfor­tu­nate­ly, am still strug­gling to do)…and it ties in beau­ti­ful­ly with a book I’ve just read — 50 Ways to Love Your Coun­try — which recounts some inspir­ing sto­ries of peo­ple who have tak­en polit­i­cal action at the local lev­el (which, in the end, often made a dif­fer­ence at the national).

At any rate, a refresh­ing news sto­ry dur­ing a time in which the behav­ior of many of many of our politi­cians leaves me a bit jaded. 

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