The devastation in Houston is heartbreaking. Everyone is trying to do what they can to help and it is bringing out the best in many Americans. But the recovery and healing will take years and years.
I have a simple suggestion for how the Republican Party can put their best foot forward in trying to assist with that healing - announce that the 2020 Republican National Convention will be held in Houston. Do it now! It would be an act that would have more real impact to the local economy than any individual gift or pledge.
The Democratic Party could do the same. That could be a great act of bipartisanship. Or they could beat the Republicans to the punch and take all the glory. My guess is it would be a tough sell for the Democrats though since they haven't had a National Convention in Texas since 1928.