I am learning a lot in my Masters Degree Program up here in DC.
One thing I am learning to do is listen to those in positions of influence and read what is being pushed out by those much, much smarter than I.
Here is an example. Did you know that the President of the United States puts out a weekly radio address? I didn't either, but found it can be heard or read on the internet. He also publishes the texts of these addresses and other events he attends on the same site.
Even if you don't agree with what he is doing, you should at least listen to what the President has to say.