Category: Quad Cities

News and events for the Quad Cities metro area on the Iowa-Illinois border.

Idealism, pragmatism and making a choice

When Bill Clinton was first elected President, I was 18 and a freshman in college. I was idealistic then. At 18, you should be. I remember feeling like we had created a new world. That anything was possible. In the next presidential election, I will be 42. Solidly middle-aged. I’m not (too) idealistic anymore. Ironically…