About The American Leader
The American Leader was created to give the casual news consumer and time-pressed but concerned citizen easy access to concise summaries of the common problems facing the country and the solutions being pursued by the government, business, and not-for-profit sectors to address them. As political parties, special interests, and the news of the day vie for our attention in a never-ending cycle of headlines and top stories, The American Leader’s executive-style intelligence briefs on the problems, solutions, and leaders make it a go-to reference for a quick and steady look at what’s at stake, what progress is being made, and who are some of the catalysts. Presented for the citizen CEO who is no longer willing to accept that issues are “too complex” to understand and who is ready to take a more active role in solving our problems, The American Leader is also a marketplace of ideas that provides convenient links for maximizing the impact of individual political and economic power.
By cutting through the ever-expanding stream of data, opinion, and lies that challenge us to identify and remain focused on common purpose and the issues that matter most, The American Leader aims to empower its users to act more confidently and decisively in the voting booth, the executive suite, and at home in our communities. In this respect, we can all be American leaders.
We launch The American Leader at a time when people are accused of having bias, as if bias were a bad thing. Thus, we find it necessary to identify some of our biases. So, these are among the biases you will find here on the site:
- All people are biased. Some of us may do a better job than others at recognizing our biases in order to accommodate other points of view.
- Bias is not a reason to end debate nor to disregard a person’s point of view; it is a useful starting point for finding common ground. We are concerned that some people who accuse others of being biased often do so to close their minds to the views of people who disagree with them and to avoid engaging in common purpose with them.
- Common purpose, not divisive speech or distortion and denial of facts, is what makes America great. Our broad national purpose is to remain indivisible in the pursuit of life, liberty, happiness, and justice for all. Coming together to solve the problems of American society – and then agreeing to the right balance of solutions – is a work in progress.
- Problems don’t go away just because we choose not to believe they are real or because they are inconvenient to our business or our politics. As citizen CEOs, we need to work really hard to clarify our different priorities and build common ground around the most effective solutions, not just the ones that are easy for our partners to accept.
- Democrats and Republicans are partners in American democracy, just as government and business are partners in sustaining the American economy. When the partners don’t work together, when party is placed before country, the greater good suffers.