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The 12th Amendment and the Demise of Americans Elect

Holly Munson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Holly Munson

Americans Elect's proclaimed goal of bringing bipartisanship to the White House is admirable. But a bipartisanship ticket is a naive and misguided approach.

The Startup Act 2.0 Offers Immigration Solutions That Will Create American Jobs

David Leopold | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
David Leopold

The proposal recognizes that the best way to attract foreign born entrepreneurs is to create a business investment/job creation friendly path to citizenship.

Trading Mays for Throneberry; or, the Disquiet of Losing Dick Lugar

Mark Axelrod | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

While I was working on a graduate degree in comparative literature at Indiana University, Dick Lugar was Mayor of Indianapolis and though he was Nixon's favorite Republican mayor, Dick Lugar was not Richard Nixon.

Hoosier Heresy or Wisdom, 2012 Style?

Christopher Arterton | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Christopher Arterton

The recent primary victory by Richard Mourdock over Dick Lugar should send greater shock waves through Washington than merely the one Senate seat now potentially up for grabs. Evidently, Tea Party-backed candidates will be continuing their war against the politics of compromise.

The "Aspen Curse" & the Sorry State of Bipartisanship

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

It's up to all Americans who are fed up with politics as usual to help break the Aspen Curse, to help defeat the larger political toxicity that infects our democratic process.

The Club for Growth and the Demise of Our Democracy: A Look Beyond Lugar's Loss

Michael Shank | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

Republican Sen. Richard Lugar joins the ranks this month of his ousted moderate colleagues and predecessors. Frankly, it is a little depressing. Wait, more than a little. A lot.

Emerging From the Mess We're in: What the Feds Can Learn From New York

James R. Knickman | Posted 07.08.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

Admittedly, New York State has not always been a beacon for functional politics, but when I look at what we have accomplished related to our health care spending, it is clear that New York has been a real leader.

Congress Needs Bipartisan Friendships Now More Than Ever

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Ambassador Tony Hall

Bipartisan friendships don't erase our political divisions, but they do fundamentally change how political opponents view one another and engage with one another in the public arena.

"If I Were the Devil"

Holly Munson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Holly Munson

Satire is an important form of political commentary. The problem is that when someone equates a particular policy position with The Destruction of America As We Know It, they disregard the fact that reasonable people can disagree.

Lessons From Chancellorsville

William McGrath | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics
William McGrath

As I watch America become more polarized, I worry that a balanced approach to the biggest problems of our generation will elude us as a country. I worry the lessons of Chancellorsville will be lost, and the battle lines will be drawn again.

The Disunited States: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The United States isn't a couple. We can't get a divorce. There's no simple way out of the conflict we're in other than to undertake the difficult task of stopping the bullying. After all, the bullies are a minority.

The 10 States Taxing The Poor Most

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: In an effort to help families work their way out of poverty, most of the United States do not tax the incomes of working-poor families....


Neil McCarthy | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

Reasonable is not working. If I hear one more politician rail about the need to find bi-partisan common ground where immediate deficit reduction and job growth live in some sort of economic harmony, I am going to get sick. It isn't going to happen.

What Bipartisanship Looks Like

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Given the Republican strategy of take-no-prisoners, the only bipartisanship is capitulation. It's hard to tack back and forth between leadership and appeasement without looking like a captain who's not sure where he's taking the ship. More leadership, please.

Zach Carter

Obama's New JOBS Act Friends Leave Longtime Democratic Ally Furious | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will sign the JOBS Act into law Thursday, clinching a rare and hard-fought bipartisan victory for his presidency....

In the Political Game Today, Divided We Fall

FSView | Posted 06.03.2012 | College

Somewhere amongst the blob of partisan political analysis, reality television contests and mass commercialization that makes up our popular culture, is a world of politics that attempts to fit in. The problem is, real political discussion cannot exist in such a setting.

Matt Sledge

Olympia Snowe Laments Death Of Bipartisanship, 'Retro' Contraception Debate | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe received an enthusiastic response at a gala on Monday meant to spur more women to run for elective office. The re...

I've Never Dated Anyone without Dating Their Politics, Too

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 05.26.2012 | Women
Tamara Shayne Kagel

I never thought I would date a Republican. Not because I really contemplated it, but because as long as I didn't drive to Orange County, my chances of actually running into one felt slim to none.

Bipartisan Visa Reform? Hold on

Ali Noorani | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business
Ali Noorani

Having proved they can join forces, Republicans and Democrats should do so in the name of fulfilling our economic need for skilled workers of all kinds. From the skilled engineer to the skilled farm worker, our economy depends on immigrants and immigration.

Which Lobby Wrote the "JOBS" ("Jivers' Opportunity to Bilk Suckers") Act? Solving a "Bipartisan" Mystery

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's hard to figure out who's behind the bill when many wealthy and powerful interests stand to benefit from it.

Tax Reform: The Perfect Purple Issue

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Let's face it -- Republicans believe in tax reform if it means reducing taxes on the wealthy. Democrats believe in tax reform if it means increasing taxes on the wealthy. And both parties believe in tax reform if it means cutting taxes on the middle class.

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.