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Obama's Bipartisan Investment Strategy

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

Obama spoke yesterday about the costs of the displacement of manufacturing and textiles. Both were caused by the decades-long Reagan Revolution led divestment from America -- not the last several years.

Why Exactly Is President Obama Acting Like George McFly?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The president looks weaker than at any other time in his presidency. He's completely off the rails, following rules that no longer exist, and well beyond any notion of post-partisanship.

Gridlock Is Not Enough

Joe Minarik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Minarik

Is it politically realistic for the two parties in Congress to agree to such a deal? Most probably not. But by that standard, the only politically realistic outcome is an eventual budget and economic meltdown.

Simple Mortgage Mess Fix Ideal for New Political Realities

W. David Stephenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
W. David Stephenson

Two years ago I wrote in this space that a simple technological tool, automated, "structured" data feeds, could allow for "smart" regulation of banks...

High-Tech Offers a Genuine Opportunity for Bipartisanship

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dean Garfield

Regardless of party affiliation, Tuesday's election result offers a clear and incontrovertible message for Washington's power corridors: voters expect...

Revolt of the Radical Center, Act III

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

Political handicappers are so intent on trying to quantify Democratic losses in the midterm elections that they are missing the bigger picture: America's radical center is in a permanent state of revolt.

Proud to Support the Rule of Law and Immigration, Too

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Following the no compromise, "law and order" approach to immigration -- as we have done for the last two decades or more -- has yielded a lot less law and a lot less order.

Obama's Bipartisan Obsession (Finally) Ends

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's speech signaled that he's over his obsession with chasing the nonexistent pipe dream of bipartisanship from Republicans. He defined what his party stands for and why their values are superior to Republicans'.

A Mother and her Republican at the Olive Garden

Doug Lieblich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Lieblich

Waiter: Hi, welcome to Olive Garden. How many parties? Mother: Two. We're going to order together and engage in a cooperative dialogue. Waiter: Excellent. Right this way.

Grow, Baby, Grow

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephan B. Tanda

Who could forget Sarah Palin's famous line during the 2008 presidential campaign: "Drill, baby, drill!" With the current environmental and economic di...

A Bipartisan Strategy for Energy Leadership

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

The federal government invests $30 billion per year in health R&D and $80 billion per year in military R&D. Energy receives $3 to $5 billion -- less than our national expenditure on potato chips.

What the Christian Coalition and the National Wildlife Federation Have in Common

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Roberta Combs, CCA president and Larry Schweiger, NWF president, have written a joint column calling for a comprehensive clean energy policy.

ORION: Where was Mr. Coffman?

John Flerlage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Flerlage

Colorado's Senators Udall and Bennet, along with Representative Perlmutter and other important leaders, saved the ORION manned space vehicle. ORION is...

Does Tax Time Need To Be So Taxing?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

If there's one thing that unites politicians and the general public it's the belief that the U.S. tax system is too darn complicated. Yet somehow the process of paying taxes has resisted almost every attempt at simplification.

Republicans Embrace "Party of No" Label

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If Republicans continue their tantrum once the Senate passes the reconciliation bill, it's going to be a lot easier for Democrats to convince independents that they, the Democrats, are the adults in the room.

Health Reform Post-Mortem

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In order to get anything done this year, things are going to have to move a lot faster than health reform moved. The pace has to be stepped up from "glacial."

Primary Victory Over Conventional Wisdom

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats had better relish their victory in PA 12 while they can, because this weekend a special election in Hawaii is likely to elect a Republican in a very Democratic district.

Pray Immigration Reform Into Passage

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we, the people of faith, will. It's time to stop playing politics with people's lives.

Friday Talking Points [123] -- A Working Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate has actually been dealing with many financial issues that will directly effect American consumers, and they've been doing so in an orderly way. You'd think this would be news.

A Strategic Retreat From Leadership

Rep. Mike Coffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Coffman

Obama's proposed budget for space exploration describes an approach that is both reckless and naïve. It would completely abandon the manned space flight program known as Constellation.

Bridging the Partisan Divide Through 'Intentional' Conversation

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It may not be possible to wave a magic wand to dissolve all the substantive differences between the parties, but it is possible to restore some civil discourse to Congress -- and hopefully to the country.

Friday Talking Points [113] -- Republican Reconciliation Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the dust settles on the aftermath of the health reform summit, not much has changed. Not that anyone really expected anything to change, much, to be honest.

Health Care and Bipartisanship in the Balance

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama, this is your moment for political courage, vision, leadership, and faith. We urge you to take heart and move meaningful health care reform forward.

The Health Care Reform Summit: Two Areas for Common Ground

Bradford Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradford Kane

President Obama's health care summit with Republicans and Democrats this week provides a profound opportunity to identify areas of common ground for health care reform.

Anh 'Joseph' Cao, Lone GOP Health Care Supporter, Losing Financial Backing

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The lone Republican lawmaker to support Democratic health care legislation has seen his fundraising drop by nearly 40 percent since...