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Physics and the Fiscal Cliff

Jason Haraldsen | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Jason Haraldsen

The fiscal cliff has the potential to stop the growing economy and possibly send the country back into a recession. In Washington, there is a war over how to handle this problem. How about looking through the eyes of a physicist?

'Mandate' or Madness?

Steve Malkenson | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Steve Malkenson

Any informed person understands we must both raise taxes and meaningfully reduce expenditures, including entitlements. It is the elephant in the room.

A Fiscal Cliff Compromise?

Daniel Simon | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The fiscal cliff is quickly approaching and unlike what Americans were hearing for the previous four years, it looks as though Congress and the presid...

Ensuring That the 'Grand Bargain' Is Genuinely a Bargain

David Coates | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
David Coates

This is no time for a newly-reelected Democratic President to compromise with Republican politicians of a ultra-conservative hue, many of whom (including Mitch McConnell, again) have a personal political interest in continued economic stagnation through the Obama second term.

The Real Winner: American Exceptionalism Defeats Extremism

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

One of the things that makes America exceptional is the genius, common sense and level-headedness of its people. They proved their mettle once again ...

Getting to Maybe: The Critical Need for Compromise in Congress

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are not delusional or naive enough to expect that getting to maybe will be an easy task. We recognize that over the past few years, compromise in Congress has become an oxymoron and bipartisanship a dirty word.

Can the Marijuana Legalization Debate Bring Republicans & Democrats Together?

Howard Meitiner | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Howard Meitiner

This back-and-forth controversy over marijuana is like a microcosm of the entire polarized political sphere. But we're losing sight of the common ground here: we all agree that addiction is a disease.

Effective Leadership Depends on Art of Compromise

Donna Randall | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Donna Randall

Both in the classroom and through real-world experiences, our students begin to master the skills that are essential for them to become successful leaders.

Calling All Bi Role Models: What Bi People Can Do To Help Heal U.S. Wounds

Gary North | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary North

I'm here to call on my fellow bi people to step up and set good examples of openness, compassion, and tolerance. Ask folks with whom you disagree to have coffee with you; have guided discussions; have face-to-face, low-key chats; get to know your enemy, frenemy, or others.

Your Start-Up Life: Artist Doesn't Believe in Failure

Rana Florida | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Short, sweet, straight-to-the-point, and sometimes a little Zen-like, here are American popular culture artist Kenny Scharf's takes on collaboration, failure, and compromise.

Teach Your Kids to Buy and Sell

Nathan Greenberg | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Nathan Greenberg

Start your child on the path to personal success early: Help them understand the value of their money and why it should be seen as a tool, not a goal.

The Key To A Perfect Relationship: Four Fights A Year

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.06.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

We both know is that in every long-term relationship, once in awhile you need to let off steam. We save up the small injustices along the way and four times a year unleash them. The stated reason for the quarrel has nothing to do with what's really going on.

10 Things I Learned Moving In With A Guy

Forbes Woman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women

On New Year's Eve I was single. I went to a big hotel party with a big group of people, and I only knew a couple of them. Not too long after midnight,...

In 2012, Moderates Are the New Liberals

Dave Helfert | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

The Legislative branch of our government is totally dysfunctional. Representatives and Senators used to point with pride to accomplishments. Today, they campaign on what they've stopped.

I'm Voting Against the Other Guy

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

If maturity and compromise are essential to a democracy as we were taught in school, then as the old Chinese Proverb has it, "If we don't change our direction we're likely to end up where we're headed."

Let Go Of Being Right

Sophie Keller | Posted 02.15.2012 | Women
Sophie Keller

When you're in a disagreement, ask yourself if it's more important to be "right" or to make your relationship work.

Forget Compromise, Do this Instead

Sophie Keller | Posted 02.12.2012 | Women
Sophie Keller

In the same way that the word compromise suggests taking away what I wish for, the word agreement suggests I am freely coming to a decision with my partner that works for both of us.

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.

You Can't Get There From Here

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Compromise was on the wane in our nation's Capitol before the elections of 2010. It has become virtually non-existent since.

Former DNC Chairman Ed Rendell on Intransigent Politicians, Compromise, and Occupy Wall Street

Matt Bieber | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Matt Bieber

ED RENDELL: The vast majority of the American people, 70 percent-plus, want the government to work together and compromise.

We Can Do Better Than This - A Third Alternative

Stephen R. Covey | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
Stephen R. Covey

In any conflict, the 1st Alternative is my way, and the 2nd Alternative is your way. The usual outcomes are either a war or a compromise. Compromise stops the fight -- but without breaking through to amazing new results. A 3rd Alternative is that kind of breakthrough.

"Compromise" a Four Letter Word?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Kathy Kemper

What will it take for people to realize that compromise doesn't necessarily mean caving in and that common ground is necessary to achieve anything worthwhile?

Memo to Members of the Budget Super Committee: You Have a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business
Michael J. O'Neil

This Super Committee has what may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to fix a corrupt and cumbersome system that distorts economic incentives and leaves almost everyone feeling cheated.

Democracy With No Center Is a Zero

Peter Samuelson | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Peter Samuelson

Democracy is a rare and precious flower and it has allowed more progress for more people than any other system ever invented. But it is fragile. You can't yell too much. You can't demonize those who disagree with you.

Lessons From the Debt Ceiling Crisis: Bipartisanship in the Tea Party Era

Bradford Kane | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Bradford Kane

The Tea Party displays the power of a sizable extremist faction to reject bipartisanship and impose its demands at any cost, in this case jeopardizing the nation's credit rating and overall economy, with ominous future implications.