Posts about Introductions


SAM Welcomes Our New Field Director, Zach Colby!

To say that SAM’s mission, and what we intend to achieve, are a challenge would be putting it quite lightly....

The SAM Team • January 3, 2018
In the Arena

In the Arena

Twelve years ago, I made a life-changing decision to pursue the near impossible. At the time, I had served four years as a White House staffer for President Bush, who was fresh into his second term. I essentially had my pick of opportunities in the new administration.

James Waters • November 18, 2017

Let’s Have Facts, not Fiefdoms

Politicians have divided Americans into polar opposite fiefdoms to make their jobs and being reelected easier. As a result, not...

Corey Jones • March 28, 2017

Rise Up Together

My grandparents fled Cuba in 1961 when Castro’s dictatorship took hold of their beloved island. Even as 80 year-olds, they...

Suzanne Truchard • April 1, 2017

Thoughts From the Heartland

On May 4, 1970, a sixteen year old (intellectually sophisticated by Clyde, Ohio standards, but pathetically naïve) froze in horror...

Mary Mashburn • March 21, 2017

For Love of Country

I was born in Connecticut, to Lebanese parents who had left Beirut and were looking for a new place to...

Hagar Chemali • May 14, 2017

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