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British Bipartisanship: Four Top Tips for the U.S.

Richard V. Reeves | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Richard V. Reeves

The story now: Gridlock or bipartisanship? How can the political leaders of the two Americas cut a deal on the deficit and avoid the 'fiscal cliff?' The British experience of coalition government offers a few tips.

Reinventing the GOP: A Mission for Mitt

Jim Selman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Jim Selman

Thank you Mr. Romney. Your concession speech showed real class, dignity and said what needed to be said regarding bringing America together again.

United by Contradictions

Tayce Taylor | Posted 01.09.2013 | Teen
Tayce Taylor

Every amendment, every bill, every ballot and every choice divides us, Americans, into groups. It is no wonder why this 2012 election was so close -- whatever happened to united we stand?

Why the Election Won't Be an Etch-A-Sketch Moment for America

David Ropeik | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

No single election can resolve the underlying drivers of partisanship. More and more, compelled by the deep imperative for our safety and survival, we are circling the wagons of our own unique groups and treating those with whom we disagree as the enemy.

The Next President Needs to Lead

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

I am of the strong belief that the President of the United States, the most powerful and supposedly influential person in the world, needs, first off, to stay in Washington long enough to devise and implement a workable plan to bring political gridlock in Washington to a permanent death.

From Virulent Partisanship To Bold Cooperation

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 01.07.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

With the election over, efforts to regain our nobility also mean we need now to restore civility in dialogue. Virulent bipartisanship must to yield to bold cooperation. All Americans must work as one for the spiritual and material health of our country and beyond.

Post Election Victory Plan

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

As a country, we cannot and we must not shirk from the dialogue. The strength of our community emerges from our ability to value the disparate voices and struggle to find consensus.

We're All in This Together

Elissa Stein | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Elissa Stein

While I'm grateful in times of crisis we can put aside the divisiveness that permeates our country, especially during election time, I'm wondering how it got this rancorous and why it needs to be.

Looking for Bipartisanship? Head Outdoors

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

As a nation whose prosperity and well-being has always been tied to natural resources, Americans love the outdoors. A poll this past July found that 80 percent of us even believe that conservation is downright patriotic.

More Bang for Your Ballot? Voting for Women

Mary Hughes | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Mary Hughes

When the "most qualified" talk begins this weekend, make sure that the women who are running get full credit for what they offer. Practical, focused and effective, women can be a major force in launching an era of innovative public leadership.

What We'd Like to Hear in Obama and Romney's Closing Arguments

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Jonathan Miller, an Obama supporter, and Ted Buerger, a Romney supporter, are two of the co-founders of No Labels. Here, each of them suggest what they'd like to hear from their candidate of choice in the closing days of Election 2012.

Peter G. Peterson's Money Goes to Convincing You to Take a Social Security Hit

Jeff Palmer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Jeff Palmer

You may or may not have heard of Peter G. Peterson, but he has been trying very hard lately to make you believe your Social Security is in jeopardy.

The Issues Are What Matters

Jessica Chitkuer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Teen
Jessica Chitkuer

Looking past party biases and one-sidedness allows students to really take a look at the issues at hand.

Democrats Are From Mars and Republicans Are From Venus? I Don't Think So

Joseph Bubman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph Bubman

Mutual understanding doesn't translate into a vote or even guarantee a change in others' beliefs. But it certainly makes the opportunity for influence more likely.

Zach Carter

One Big Partisan Knife: The Real Story Of Mitt Romney's 'Bipartisan' Massachusetts Budget | Zach Carter | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past month, Mitt Romney touted similarities between the fiscal mess he inherited as Massachusetts governor and the current U.S....

Richard Tisei: The Right Kind of Republican for Massachusetts

Brian Jencunas | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Brian Jencunas

Pro-choice and openly gay, Tisei identifies as a "live and let live Republican," who wants government out of the bedroom as well as the boardroom.

Jamie Dimon in Sheep's Clothing, Again

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Unleashing a deregulated Wall Street again will only make the next crash and crisis inevitable. Unfortunately, it'll likely be much worse next time than it was this time, which cost or will cost more than $12.8 trillion.

Lynne Peeples

Clean Water Act: Political Environment Dangerously 'Different' 40 Years After Passage, Warn Advocates | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

Waterfront property didn't offer the same draw in the early 1970s as it does today. Smelly and unsightly waterways -- a flaming Cuyahoga River and a d...

Aging Candidates, Caring Voters

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Ai-jen Poo

While neither candidate will really need to worry about aging independently and with dignity, considering their means and stature, they should both be concerned with the fact that millions of Americans are not as lucky.

Deception: An Election Primer

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

The real issue in this election -- and it is both fundamental and urgently important -- concerns the proper uses of government.

Do Presidential Elections Really Matter?

David L. Nevins | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
David L. Nevins

Both Democrats and Republicans believe if their nominee gets elected, the serious problems our country faces will be tackled with a new vigor, and real change will actually occur. But is this really what history proves will generally be the case?

Humpty Dumpty & Friend

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Romney/Ryan have piously wrapped themselves in the rhetoric of "bipartisanship." As with much of the bombast coming from their campaign, it is manifest nonsense.

When Did Protecting the Environment Become a Partisan Issue?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Train protected the sanctity of the Everglades and spoke about climate change. So why are people half of Train's age so unwillingly to embrace the need of the environment to be defended?

Is the Press Actually Fueling Political Conflict in America?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.11.2012 | Media
Sanjay Sanghoee

The twin phenomena of sound bites and ideological commentary have become so common, and play so well, that the purpose of news itself seems to have morphed from keeping the public informed to shaping public opinion.

The Meaning of Tolerance

Noah Baron | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Noah Baron

Yes, conservatives, I'll defend your constitutional right to free speech. But I will not be a Nice Person when it comes to defending my rights or the rights of my friends; I will not tolerate intolerance. You do not get to claim to be "civil" so long as you deny me, or my friends, equality.