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61 Senators Agree Climate Change Is Real -- Now We Can Talk Solutions

Keith Gaby | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

Of course, we shouldn't over-state the good news. Only half the Senate was willing to say human activities were a "significant" cause of climate change, and actual plans to limit carbon pollution are sure to be under assault in the days ahead.

Author Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' Journey Offers Metaphor for Congress

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Can we, the members of the 114th Congress, struggle with that heavy pack and navigate areas where the trail is sometimes a bit obscure? Can we put our trust in strangers who help us along this difficult journey? Can we be resolute in putting one foot in front of the other on behalf of the American public?

President Obama, Veto That

Robert Weissman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Weissman

For every piece of legislation crossing his desk that would make America weaker, less safe, less just, less fair, dirtier, unhealthier and less secure -- well, the president should veto that.

4 Truths About Water and Sanitation

Lisa Schechtman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Lisa Schechtman

Right now, one-third of the world's population lives without a decent toilet. One in ten people doesn't have access to safe drinking water. Without these, even basic handwashing can be beyond reach.

Super Pollutants to Face Bipartisan Battle in Congress

Michael Shank | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

We already have many of the technologies needed to fight super pollutants. Given how harmful these super pollutants are on our environment, it only makes sense to use these existing technologies to reduce our emissions and slow climate change before it is too late.

A Bipartisan Proposal for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

Just when you thought bipartisanship was a thing of the past, here comes a proposal so sensible, so much in everyone's interest, and mirabile dictu, it comes from key Republican and Democratic leaders.

Bipartisan Political Agenda

Harry L. Langer | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Harry L. Langer

With control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate it is now incumbent upon the Republican party in conjunction with the President and the Democratic Minority Leaders of Congress to formulate, propose and enact a bipartisan policy agenda.

A Brief History of Bipartisanship, Updated

Shan Wells | Posted 01.19.2015 | Denver
Shan Wells

A Brief History of Bipartisanship, Updated

Given How Much Americans Dislike Congress, It's Shocking Anyone Got Elected At All

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Only 9 percent of Americans approved of Congress in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, which may explain why the election drew the lowest ...

You Did Your Part, Now Congress Must Do Theirs

Russell Krumnow | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Russell Krumnow

Those elected Tuesday have a fresh start to achieve significant progress on the most pressing issues facing the United States today: strengthening the economy, expanding upward mobility and restoring the American Dream to the rising generation. But they will have to work together to accomplish these urgent goals.

Is Bipartisanship Possible?

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Voters in many communities continue to be subjected to wave after wave of negative political ads. The obvious solution is to take big money out of politics, but another tactic would be to promote bipartisanship, to somehow dispel the rancor between Democrats and Republicans. Is bipartisanship possible? Or is the U.S. too polarized?

Ryan Grim

Bipartisan Organizations Meet To Figure Out What To Do Now That Bipartisanship Is Dead

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fix The Debt has a problem. The bipartisan lobby group has set out to work on big, compromise legislation -- but what's it supposed to d...

The Importance of a Nonpartisan Surgeon General

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

We should act to strengthen the Office of the Surgeon General by protecting it from political manipulation. In our hyper-partisan political world characterized by gridlock and great political poetic license in the interpretation of science to support preconceived political biases, who will have the responsibility to speak scientific truth to power?

The Tangible Case for Infrastructure Investment

Scott Paul | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Scott Paul

A who's who of international economy watchers are imploring Washington to do what it hasn't done in nearly a decade: Pass a long-term, large-scale infrastructure plan. And while I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment, I think it could be presented in a less abstract fashion.

The Purple Agenda: A National Strategy to Bridge Left and Right

Mack McLarty | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Mack McLarty

Our leaders need to embrace an attitude where working with the other party to solve problems is seen as a virtue and not a weakness. An attitude where the focus is on finding common ground instead of fomenting conflict.

John Boehner and the Republican House Votes With Obama... Wait, What!?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Professional. Bipartisan. Serious. Mature. Those are four words that you would not ordinarily associate with Washington politics. But guess what? The Republican House and the Democratic president actually came together on an issue.

What Boomers Miss When They Bash Millennials

Sam Gilman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Media
Sam Gilman

We hear the same conversation, "Your generation is lazy, selfish and always on your phones." But our parents and Boomer punditry often miss two key parts of the conversation: the immense pressures facing many our generation and millennial efforts to fix our nation's problems.

Zach Carter

Newt Gingrich And Julian Castro Explain Why America Can't Have Nice Things

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's something disconcerting about watching Newt Gingrich take the stage to deliver a policy speech in 2014. To most Americans, ...

In a Do-Nothing Year, Here's One Thing Congress Can Actually Do

Jeremy Haile | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Jeremy Haile

In a town where Republicans and Democrats cannot agree on light bulbs or cafeteria utensils, legislation to address overcrowding in the federal prison system had the backing of both President Obama and Senator Ted Cruz.

Miles of Aisles of Dissent: There's an App for That!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.04.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Technology that promised to connect us has instead isolated us, driving us from diversity to safe, homogenized forums and Facebook fan pages.

Dold's Israel Partisanship is Unacceptable

Steve Sheffey | Posted 10.05.2014 | Chicago
Steve Sheffey

Ex-Congressman Robert Dold continues to cross a time-honored line by refusing to respect the hard-earned, bipartisan support for the U.S.-Israel relationship in Congress.

Tyler Kingkade

Republicans So Far Have Ignored Conservative Pundits On Campus Rape

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.31.2014 | College

A flurry of legislation filed this week aiming to address college sexual assault suggests Republican lawmakers have ignored conservative pundits' insi...

Less Divided than We Look

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Will Friedman, Ph.D

Are we becoming a more polarized people? Media coverage generally reinforces what is most conflicted about our politics. This adds up to a highly polarized and dysfunctional national politics.

Zach Carter

Chris Dodd Warns That It's Not Just Leftists Who Hate The Banks Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rise of anti-corporate conservatives is a significant threat to the American banking establishment, according to former Sen. Chris D...

Cory Booker, Rand Paul Shine Light on Shadow Side of U.S. Justice System

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

As prophets did in the days of abolition, the anti-lynching movement, and the Civil Rights movement, modern-day leaders, like Michelle Alexander, have traversed the country shining light on the myth of equal justice in our justice system. And on Tuesday, the unlikely duo of Sens. Cory Booker and Rand Paul joined together to address this myth by introducing the REDEEM Act.