Brandon Bechtel

A half empty glass is an opportunity to make the world a better place. I like ideas.


Maybe Our Government isn’t the Problem

Maybe it’s How We Choose Our Elected Leaders


Over the past month, Edward Snowden has simultaneously become the most…


Change the Debate, End the Shutdown

Benefit Programs, and our Massive Debt, are Band-aid Fixes to One Glaring Problem — Income Inequality


We have an income inequality problem in this country. We passed a big, complicated law to provide health insurance to 40 million Americans who can’t afford it on their own as a way of addressing this problem.


Not Another Zimmerman/Martin Post


Something has continued to bother me since the close of the George Zimmerman trial.

While Trayvon Martin’s death is undeniably tragic, it isn’t his death or Zimmerman’s acquittal. It isn’t the fact that a killer is going to walk free, or that justice was somehow served by the verdict. It isn’t that a troublemaker thug aggressively…


Maybe Our Government isn’t the Problem

Maybe it’s How We Choose Our Elected Leaders


Over the past month, Edward Snowden has simultaneously become the most…

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Innovative thoughts and ideas on how to fix America’s inequality problem. Searching for compromise, instead of politics as usual.


Passion Doesn’t Drive Success, Success Drives Passion


Follow your heart. Do what you love. To be successful, you have to be passionate about what you’re doing.