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Guest Column: In Politics, You Need To Establish Priorities


Last updated 3/20/2019 at 3:53pm

It’s been many decades now, but I still remember a piece of advice I got not long after entering Congress. It came in passing from a prominent journalist as we were talking about the bewildering array of issues Congress faced. Every day, he told me, I should ask myself a simple question: “What’s the most important thing to be doing today?”

He was raising what may be the toughest problem in politics, though it’s one you don’t really confront until you take office: What do you focus on at any given moment?

Sometimes this is easy to answer. The 9/11 attacks occur, and the whole c...

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