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Partisanship as Usual

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

Clearly, if democracy means anything it must mean that every voter has the right to meaningful participation in the voting process.

Remembering When A Less Partisan Congress Actually Worked

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

The hyper-partisanship that’s earned Congress abysmal approval ratings could be fixed by restoring committee powers, says veteran legislator David P...

President Obama, Here Are Five Ways to Help 6 Million Young People

Mark Edwards | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Mark Edwards

We have to get this generation back on track.

Promise Zones, Economic Freedom Zones and a Kid from Harlem

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.14.2014 | Education
Dorian de Wind

There was a period of time in my life where I was goofing off. I was raised by a single mom. I didn't know my dad. The only difference between me and ...

NAFTA Shows the Damage Fast Track Could Bring

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Congress will kick off 2014 by likely considering legislation that would allow bum trade deals to speed through Capitol Hill with little debate and no amendments. The Teamsters and others have been vocal on what a bad idea that would be. And it isn't hard to prove why.

Michael McAuliff

Here's A Bipartisan Duo Liberals Fear: Ron Wyden And Paul Ryan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and soon-to-be Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have worked toget...

Christina Wilkie

Archconservative Has Major Change Of Heart | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the most partisan Republicans in the Senate, Oklahoma's Jim Inhofe, said Sunday that his "attitude" toward Senate Democrats has c...

What Went Wrong With the Promises of the Barack Obama Presidency

Mario Almonte | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Mario Almonte

For a moment in time, Barack Obama was truly the world's president, as much beloved as Nelson Mandela, speaking boldly of global brotherhood, but carrying the big stick that was the awesome economic and military might of the world's most powerful nation. Then he showed up for work.

Lies, Big Lies and Speaker Boehner: Why the Budget Deal Fails America

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Exposing once again Congress's inability to function as one of the three pillars of government, the budget deal struck by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) solves no pressing national problems.

Two Reasons Why Millennials Are Uniquely Positioned to Spur Positive Social Change Worldwide

Monica Gray | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Monica Gray

Millennials are a highly collaborative, innovative generation. This, in turn, makes them uniquely well-positioned to work across party lines to reach outside-the-box bipartisan solutions.

Bipartisan Group's Effectiveness Questioned

The Boston Globe | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

Ten days into the government shutdown in October, dozens of lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans, stood shoulder to shoulder and earnestly pledged to ...

Congressional and Presidential Leadership Needed for a Fair and Equitable Farm Bill

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

Will Congress and the president demonstrate the leadership necessary to enact a strong, but fair Farm Bill that protects our agricultural economy and rural communities? Will it provide a "safety net" for our most vulnerable citizens?

Political Odd Couples Should Pair Up for the Bipartisan Immigration Reform Party

Brent A. Wilkes | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Brent A. Wilkes

This duo of new leaders are proof that bipartisan immigration reform with an earned path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants can happen, if only their parties' leadership teams let it come to the House floor for a vote.

Hacking Partisanship

Timothy Karr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

However important the SOPA victory was in 2012, its lasting significance depends on how well the diverse coalition holds together in these and other fights -- and against business as usual in Washington.

At the End of the End of the Day...

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

At the end of the day and with of 20/20 hindsight, any Monday morning quarterback can see that the recent government shutdown/debt ceiling debacle rai...

Q&A With Timothy Egan: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"The leading early environmentalists were all Republicans -- Teddy Roosevelt, foremost among them. The way to make it bipartisan is to convince people that the consequence of doing nothing hurts all of us."

America the Half Beautiful

Eric Idle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eric Idle

Currently you appear to be almost in a state of civil war. If one party can shut down the government, then the social compact to rule is broken. In most other democracies this simply could not happen.

Bipartisan Debt Ceiling Plan: Get China Wasted, Pretend It Owes Us Money

Spencer Green | Posted 12.11.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It was between this plan and all Americans simultaneously sticking their fingers in their ears and saying 'La la la la la,' for the next six months," says Senator Mike Oliosophee (R).

Putting the 'GOP' in ENDA

Christian Berle | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christian Berle

The buzz in Washington is all about gridlock and the government shutdown, but flying just below the radar is a Senate bill that marks a rarity in Washington: proposed legislation has considerable support in both political parties: the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

The First Controversy of Chris Christie's 2016 Presidential Campaign: Tortured Food

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

It seems that Governor Christie overturned the will of the people of New Jersey to protect the interests of a group of people in another state one thousand miles away: Iowa.

The Partisan Paradox

Selina Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Selina Wang

Although it is easy, we cannot just blame politicians for our broken political system. Like the elected officials we castigate, voters often blindly follow their party even when they disagree with the party line on policy.

Schmooze or Lose: How the Lost Art of Negotiation Led to a Shutdown

Jack Welch | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business
Jack Welch

The blame game goes on and on and the government stays shuttered. And meanwhile, the people watching the story play out -- and, I would say, especially leaders in business -- might be missing the most important lesson of it all.

Bipartisanship Achieved!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ted Cruz wanted to be on television. That's pretty much it, in terms of any effective result that he achieved. In fact, it was so obvious that the worst invective against Cruz continues to come from his own party.

It's Time for Obama's Bipartisan Moment

Richard J. Riordan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Riordan

National polls show nearly across-the-board declines in public confidence in Democratic leadership. In the usual partisan calculus of win-and-loss this would seem the moment of the chief executive's maximum weakness and, therefore, of Republican advantage. Consider this, though.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Takes Up Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

The Senate is debating a bipartisan energy bill this week that if passed would become the first substantial energy legislation in six years. The En...