After awhile I came to realize that paying attention to political news actually takes effort, as it can become quite easy to ignore events if you allow distractions to dominate your time. Even though I was gone quite a bit, I still was able to learn of the Supreme Court's decisions on DOMA, Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act and the remand of the Affirmative Action case. I was also able to track (although superficially) the events in Egypt. But what if I did not make tracking such news a priority? How easy would it be to remain uninterested and as such, uninformed? Unfortunately, quite easy, quite easy indeed. Which makes my efforts that much more difficult to get the word out to the electorate that change will only come when all of US decide to act to make change.
As an aside, "How Our Government Really Works, Despite What They Say" has been recommended as a supplemental reader by some on the College Board Advanced Placement United States Government and American Politics Teachers Resources thread and it has been added to Politico's Bookshelf on American Politics. As interest continues to rise in the book, I am pleased to tell you that I am now working diligently on completing the Second Edition so that it can be published in time for the new 2013-2014 school year! Again, I apologize for the interruptions to my blog posting, but I am sure you will agree that completing the Second Edition of the book is a priority. I promise to be back to regular posting sometime along the way, so please stay tuned. Be well.