The ball is with the Democrats to end the government shutdown. They can do it by offering specific legislation instead of vague positioning
Carter’s presidency was one of attempting to peacefully manage the short and long term strategic interests of the US. Carter’s post-presidency has been one of a lust for detente. The results are mixed and methods curious.
Activists, by definition, do not consider other issues. Marginalizing activists leads to progress.
Communication – even persuasion – is a two-way street. If you don’t want feedback or suggestions from others, you have demonstrated why others won’t pay attention to you.