By Michael S. Johnson
Getting out of Washington, talking to people who are not consumed by politics, and reading local newspapers that either have a different slant on politics or no slant at all, well, is refreshing.
Today, I’m perusing the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in a sun-drenched room in Eden Prairie that offers a panoramic view of tall trees, mostly maple and oak, and autumn leaves turning colors about two weeks ahead of their brethren along the Potomac. The sun is so bright, it shines right through the leaves, giving them a translucent glow. But I digress.