What I’ve been thinking about this first month of 2024 is how much who I am determines what I write each week in this column.
So, for better or worse, here are a dozen elements that have helped make me the person I am.
1. I’m a supporter of the American democratic experiment. I worked as counsel to a U.S. Senate committee. The Constitution was ratified in 1789 to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” This country has come a long way from its beginnings…