I’m sure anyone reading this blog knows that I lean left politically, but I am far more concerned with people behaving intelligently regardless of ideology. Unfortunately, blowhards like Rush Limbaugh and Donald Trump get all the attention – which, in itself, begs a question about how we can get $$$ out of driving the news cycle – but there are people worth seeking out on the conservative side of the spectrum.
Jim Geraghty, who writes for National Review Online, is just such a person. Do I agree with everything he writes or says in interviews? No, of course not, but Geraghty strikes me as someone who loves his country more than he loves the sound of his own voice, as someone who is willing to listen to what others have to say, and as someone with the ability to stand back from the babble and chatter and examine it with a sense of humor.
I am confident that there are other Jim Geraghtys in the world, and their equivalents on the other side of the spectrum. We would all be better off following these people.