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Compromise

Compromise Is Not a Dirty Word

Dave Spencer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Dave Spencer

When I was growing up, there was a term, "Rockefeller Republicanism" that defined a politician as being fiscally conservative, but socially liberal. I'm sad to say we're now an endangered species because even today's so-called moderate Republicans are far more conservative than they were back in the '70s and '80s, and much more extreme.

The Trump Surprise Is Not Surprising

Terry Newell | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment
Terry Newell

The Trump phenomenon seems of most concern to establishment Republicans who desperately want to regain the White House. But Democrats who eye his rise with disdain, amusement and confidence in their own 2016 prospects miss something important.

Proof That Statesmanship and the Art of Legislating Still Work on Capitol Hill

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

What Alexander and Murray did by simply agreeing to work together is what we used to call legislating -- an art form which seems to have all but disappeared from the halls of the capitol. It is also an example of statesmanship in action.

Compromising Positions

Mallory Stevens | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Mallory Stevens

There are four basic ways people can deal with conflict at different times - competition, avoidance, accommodation and collaborative problem-solving. These strategies depend on the level of concern people in dispute have for their own outcome vis-à-vis the other party's outcome. (It's called the Dual Concern Model.)

The Greek Crisis Digs Up the Art of Compromise

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 07.09.2015 | Good News
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Compromise is as old as humanity. It can be traced back to the moment when our far predecessors realized that it was better to hear the message than to eat the messenger.

New York's Marine Constituencies Make Nice

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 07.06.2015 | New York
Jon Forrest Dohlin

Instead of talking past each other, representatives of the commercial and recreational fishing industry, scientists, researchers, and conservationists looked for collaboration and trust.

10 Small Acts In A Relationship That Are Actually A Really Big Deal

James Michael Sama | Posted 05.28.2015 | Weddings
James Michael Sama

People who do pay attention to details are the ones who you can trust to stand by your side and weather the storm. So what are some examples of these smaller romantic acts that, in reality, speak volumes?

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part II

Mark Baer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Except for the years I was in Juvenile Dependency court, where mediation was available for each case set for trial (but not presently, because that court system does not now have the funds to do so), I can count on the fingers of one hand the times when opposing counsel suggested mediation.

Compromise as a Mutual Decision

Brita Long | Posted 06.26.2015 | Weddings
Brita Long

For the record, I'm not saying that a husband and wife both voluntarily choosing to take on traditional gender roles is wrong or abusive or even anti-feminist. I'm saying that forcing your spouse into that traditional role, regardless of his or her feelings, is wrong.

Detroit Discourse Takes a Turn for the Better

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.23.2015 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Since compromise is the underpinning of our country's governance system, it should come as no surprise that our government doesn't work when compromise doesn't exist.

5 Important Things Divorce Taught Me About Myself

Lisa Doust | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Doust

Even though it took me a long time to recover from my heartbreak, the experience has definitely given me inner reserves of strength and deepened my empathy. When the going gets tough, I know I'm capable of pushing through all obstacles.

Laughs and Lessons Learned Through Motherhood

Honey Good | Posted 06.14.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

My phone rang and I heard a young voice say, "Hello, my name is Lizzie Forman and I am calling to make an appointment for my mother. She needs help! I am out of school at 3:05 everyday. I want to bring my mom to see you!"

Celebrating Compromise in Teheran

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 06.09.2015 | Good News
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Faced with the reality and complexity of human society, even the strictest ideologies and religions have to compromise. The streets of Teheran have witnessed an evolution from the parades of one religious truth a few decades ago, to yesterday's celebration of compromise.

Another Failure of All-or-Nothingism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the last three months, we've all been watching the Kabuki drama play out, but the ultimate outcome was never really much in doubt. Like a badly-written detective drama where the audience spots the killer in the opening act, almost everyone knew the Tea Partiers were going to lose this battle.

Mitch McConnell, Really!

Gerry Myers | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Instead of embracing and building on Obama's policies, where the U.S. has experienced 58 months of continued economic growth, Mitch wants to revert back to the policies under George W. Bush. Has he forgotten that those policies collapsed our economy?

What to Expect From the 114th Congress

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Personally, I'm not holding my breath waiting for rousing choruses of "Kumbaya" to be echoing through the Capitol any time soon.

Making Marriage Work

Richard Greenberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Weddings
Richard Greenberg

In honor of the fact that JoAnn and I are celebrating our thirty-seventh wedding anniversary this week, I thought I'd reflect a little on what I think has allowed our relationship to survive.

A Primer on Compromise for Libertarians

Robin Koerner | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Like it or not, it is almost impossible to discuss political effectiveness without an understanding of the nature of compromise. Speaking as an insider of the liberty movement, I believe we have a particularly uncomfortable relationship with it, which we must examine if we are going to cease to be political outsiders.

Cromnibus Stop?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are plenty of metaphors to choose from, as we all breathlessly watch the Republican Party make their latest attempt at semi-rational governing.

'Compromise' -- And Other Fables

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Obama shouldn't "poison the well"? Really?

Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.

Education and Innovation: Time for a Change

Seamus Carey, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Seamus Carey, Ph.D.

What we once took for granted in higher education has been turned on its head. The scrutiny of the liberal arts comes at a time when the economic performance of the United States has been languishing for more than six years.

Hillary Clinton: The Idealistic Realist

Jarryd Willis | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Jarryd Willis

Hillary Clinton ended Hard Choices with a subtle hint of her intent to run for office in 2016, while sharing the inspiring story of her late mother, Dorothy Howell Rodham.

Why You Should Vote Republican

Gerry Myers | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

You should vote Republican if you think it is better for Congress to take a five-week vacation rather than tackle critical issues like immigration, the border crisis, jobs, crumbling bridges, and climate change.

Love You, Hate Your Food

Holly Leber | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Leber

I secretly (publicly) would love it if he would learn to love produce the way I do, the same way I know he wishes I would eat a steak. At this point, though, besides it having no appeal, I'm pretty sure my body would violently reject red meat, were I to eat it.