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Bipartisanship on Broadway

Rob Taub | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Rob Taub

This was a time when politicians were smart, oozed tons of charm and weren't shy about drinking bourbon & branch water. The words politics and entertainment are seldom found in the same sentence, but The Best Man is loaded with both.

Artur Davis on Life in a Fiercely Partisan House, and Why It Might Not Get Better Any Time Soon

Matt Bieber | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics
Matt Bieber

"By the time I left Congress, there was no significant bipartisan legislative activity -- none. We went from a time that produced a number of bipartisan bills to a time in which there were virtually none."

As the House Transportation Bill Languishes, There's Still Time to 'Fix It First'

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

Americans are ready for an economically sound, people-friendly, and bipartisan transportation bill. It's a good thing our elected officials have extra time to meet those expectations.

Coffman: Obama "Probably Won't Admit" to Reading U.S. Constitution

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I've been thinking that journalists should add a "civility" beat to their shrinking offerings. At least they should give a little extra air or ink (literal and digital) to challenge politicians when they hit below the belt.

Putting Fish Over Politics

Lee Crockett | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

There will always be competing needs and viewpoints on how to best manage our nation's fisheries. But the bottom line is that the system is now working.

Santorum Stands Apart on Coming Together

Eileen McMenamin | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Eileen McMenamin

While there may be an element of truth to Santorum's argument that compromise, in the long post-World War II era, usually resulted in more government, it's too simplistic as history and too pessimistic as a compass for future action.

Two Cheers for Bipartisanship

Eliot Daley | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Eliot Daley

Obama has seemingly reaffirmed the end of wishful working for bipartisan cooperation in Washington. Coupled with his recent speech at the site of Teddy Roosevelt's "Square Deal," perhaps we are finally seeing the end of his fruitless courtship of Republican partners.

Why Can't They Be Friends?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

At this time of year, Congress, who once again didn't get their chores done, might take a cue from children who aren't messing up because they know it's better to be good and nice than to risk getting on Santa's naughty list.

Mr. President and Senator Reid: Time for Silent Night

Jim Neal | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Jim Neal

Speaker Boehner's attempt to concoct a narrative about some compromise of a compromise depends on who's listening. And that's where the president and Senator Reid have an opportunity to play the spoilers.

Ron Wyden: Forging Common Ground on Medicare Reform

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

The Ryan-Wyden Medicare reform plan may well be less than perfect. But we know that all or nothing will in the end get us nothing. Ron Wyden and Paul Ryan deserve praise, not scorn, for at least trying to chart a path out of the quagmire.

'What We Deserve Is A Lump Of Coal'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

During a recent Senate "Secret Santa" exchange, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) received a gift typically reserved for those with bad behavior: a lump of ...

Why We Need a "Middle Child" in American Politics

Tina Marie Labruzzo | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Tina Marie Labruzzo

The fact that the Republicans and Democrats in our Congress can't and won't work together to tackle extreme challenges that threaten the welfare of our country is proof we need a third political party.

On the "Death" of the Super Committee

Dan Glickman | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Maybe the only real solution to all of this is for the public to take the 2012 elections very, very seriously, and send a more definable mandate to the politicians on the decisions they are entrusted to make.

Why I Cannot Support Barack Obama

Al Checchi | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

I wrote the following four years ago in October, 2008 just prior to the national elections. I will not vote to reelect the president.

The Way it Was

James Zogby | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

As I have listened to the increasingly harsh political rhetoric coming from Republicans, I have thought back to a special night in early 2009 and the spirit of cooperation ushered in by our newly elected president, and wondered where it all went.

Super Committee Members Agree to Freeze Time Before November 23 Deadline

Spencer Green | Posted 01.14.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

With less than two weeks to go before its November 23 deadline for $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts, the twelve members of the bipartisan "Super Committee" have agreed to freeze time on November 22, so November 23 never happens.

In Congress We Do Not Trust: More Bipartisan Insanity

Annabel Park | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Annabel Park

I had promised myself that my next blog post would be about my experience of the Citizens Intervention rally at the US Capitol. But, I came across thi...

Beyond Blaming

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

In the more than three decades I've been involved in nation-building, civil-military coordination, and just trying to help make peace in broken places...

My Republican Mother Gives The Thumbs-Up To Occupy Wall Street

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

The more we collectively examine our great American experiment, the better we can collectively agree how profoundly out of balance it has become and how money-power threatens our democracy.

The Fourth Way

Al Checchi | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

We need to develop a "Fourth Way," the American Way -- neither left, right, or bipartisan, but a non partisan common sense program for American civic renewal.

GOP Blinded by Anti-Tax Madness this Halloween

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

This week, in an act of faux-compromise, Speaker John Boehner decided to press a vote on President Obama's jobs legislation. Not the entire bill mind you, just one piece that was included to engender support from Republicans.

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 10/28/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This week we discuss the end of the Iraq War, the vanity of liberal perfectionism, compromising with the Republicans, political reality, Pat Buchanan and his new book, and other topics.

Obama Seeing Bipartisanship on Trade Deals... Finally

Edward J. Black | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Edward J. Black

Democrats and Republicans in Congress are expected to work together next week to pass the long awaited trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.

Chutzpah! Obama's Black Caucus Speech

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 11.26.2011 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

If the President wants anyone to follow him, he had better start leading -- something he has consistently failed to do since his inauguration.

Robert J. Myers: Honoring a Voice That Is Missed

Nancy Altman | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Bob Myers was a giant -- to those of us lucky enough to have known him and have worked with him, and to all Americans whose lives are made more secure by Social Security.