Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Minnesota’s fifth district, was the first Muslim-American elected to the U.S. Congress. He told us about his decision to use Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an during his swearing-in ceremony in 2007.
We love a guy like Nelson Mandela because however clever, possibly even ruthless he may have been as political tactician, he seemed, at least by the time he had matured, much, much better at living those precepts than most of us.
Gary Gensler, outgoing chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has been called the “best” chairman of the Federal financial regulation institution. But you could also add another title to his many accolades: highly-skilled ballroom dancer.