The Violence Against Women Act: Gun Rights, Idle No More, and Why Most House Republicans Say Rape Is OK
There is a fundamental difference between leadership and politics. Yet most folks tend to conflate the terms and pretend that they’re inextricably linked or even synonymous. They’re not the same. “Leadership” is when a person steps out on a limb, rightly or wrongly, to take a stance to help someone or something. Conversely, “politics” is essentially finding all the wrong reasons not to do the right thing. An example of conflating politics with leadership is the NRA’s insistence that it’s displaying leadership by its unwavering insistence that everything else but guns kill people and that guns are the one thing that definitely does not kill people.