Benjamin Hart

Untying Our Knots

With Thanksgiving upon us, I have been thinking back to my earliest memories of family gatherings. Around my grandparent’s dining room table, as what was left of dinner was slowly replaced with coffee cups, the conversation always turned to the politics of the day. The conversations would get intense and the rhetoric sometimes heated, but

Saving the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court

With the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, questions of Barrett’s qualifications have been dramatically overshadowed by the impact this nomination will have on both the court and the health of our institutions. It is clear — barring an incredible event — that this nomination will be successful, but the

The Choice is Yours

As millennials become the largest generation and begin to fill more leadership roles, we find ourselves in a unique, disquieting situation. Although we have become an ever more connected society, with the knowledge of ages at our fingertips, we have lost the ability to agree on even basic facts of the disasters of epic proportions

Politics is for Power

Politics is for Power book on earthtones braided rug

Politics is for Power lays out an underlying sickness with how many of us engage in politics, while also sharing examples of how to move forward in a meaningful way. If you feel frustrated or angry about our current political situation, we recommend this quick read. It provides numerous strategies, ideas, and organizing principles for

Honor the game

Brewers baseball hat with blue M

Growing up the hill from the Milwaukee Brewer’s ball park, County Stadium, I have always had a special spot in my heart for the Crew. From standing in lines for autographs as a child, to cheering on their playoff runs later in life, my loyalty does not waver. Cracking that first beer, standing around a