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Jason Linkins

A Rare Success For No Labels Actually Makes Washington Dysfunction Worse | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

No Labels, a loosely organized collection of platitude wielders, hasn't achieved much in its short time on this Earth. At least as far as its stated p...

It's Time to Focus on Shared Goals

Jon Huntsman | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Jon Huntsman

Imagine how refreshing it would be to hear a State of the Union Address that is a list of shared goals instead of the all-too-typical wish list developed in a White House vacuum. Imagine a State of the Union in the voice not of "I," but of "we" -- meaning we, your elected leaders.

Jason Linkins

Man Agrees To Do Thing | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

Joe Lieberman, a former senator from Connecticut, has agreed to serve as the co-chairman for No Labels, a loosely codified set of vaguely defined sent...

Sam Stein

Joe Manchin Steps Down As Co-Chair Of No Labels | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced on Friday that he is leaving his role as honorary co-chair of the non-partisan, centrist advocacy o...

Sam Stein

Centrist's Group's Support For Tea Party-Backed Candidate Raises Eyebrows | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The result of the closely fought Senate race in Colorado won’t be known until late on Tuesday evening. But already, the contest is cau...

3 Ways Labeling Our Child Saved Our Sanity

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

His diagnosis enabled us to let go of some of the self-blame and shame we were struggling with and reinvest our energy into learning about Aidan's condition and helping him to recover.

Jason Linkins

No Labels: Hollow As Ever, Whining About 'Cynics' | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Yahoo! News' Meredith Shiner's recent piece on the goofy little group No Labels -- currently leading all comers in the race to be my Summer 2014 Spiri...

Jason Linkins

Sorry Guys, Congressional Polarization Can't Be Fixed By Lawmakers Hanging Out More | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Over at the Columbia Journalism Review, political science shaolin warrior Brendan Nyhan takes up a matter that various pundits tend to obsess over: Wo...

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 ...

It's Not Too Late to Learn How to Compromise

Gary Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

The Virginia race exemplifies the state of politics around the country. Facing a tough economy and difficult political issues, our leaders consistently refuse to cooperate with one another. Ordinary citizens are turning on each other over petty disagreements. Meanwhile, our nation's biggest challenges go unresolved.

Stop Digging Those Debt Ditches

Andrew Tisch | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics
Andrew Tisch

How about passing a law called 'Jobs First' that would not allow any further changes in federal taxes and spending programs until the unemployment rate reaches 6.5 percent? That would mean about 1.1 million currently unemployed Americans would be back at work.

It's Time for the Political Parties to Stand Down and Re-Open the Government

Gary Shapiro | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

The Republicans have to accept that a compromise is better than a crippled nation with a dysfunctional government.

The Washington Blame Game Must Stop!

David L. Nevins | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
David L. Nevins

The shutdown of our government and the possible default on our nations debt in just two weeks does not speak well for Congress or for the president. Both sides are playing Russian roulette with the economy.

Cash and Congress: The Tie That Binds

Michael Winship | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Despite what you've heard, the spirit of bipartisanship in Washington is not dead. Simply look past the vitriol, bombast and gridlock, then listen for the ka-ching of the nearest cash register, made flesh by friendly lobbyists and special interests.

It Is Time for Congress to Put Country Before Party

David L. Nevins | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
David L. Nevins

We must define and implement a process of governance in our country built upon civil discourse and critical thinking.

Dear Congress: Where Is the Love?

Brent Roske | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Brent Roske

Way back when, some ambitious lawyers built this country, some smart people started talking about how bad it would be if political parties were afforded too much power. Yet here we are.

Beyond Labels and Limitations

Suza Scalora | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Suza Scalora

Chris Waddell's motto is "It's not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you," and he lives his words.

No Labels? A New Force in Congress?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

So what is No Labels foreshadowing? Perhaps in this era of the breakdown of effective party leadership and process a new 'thing' is emerging to take up the banner and slack in looking after the public interest.

Jason Linkins

No Labels Will Have An Occasional Radio Show, For Some Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

Good news for people who like radio-broadcasted vapidity! Former Utah governor and presidential aspirant Jon Huntsman (R) and current West Virginia Se...

Americans Want Congress to Do What's Right on Immigration, Taxes and Entitlements

Gary Shapiro | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

I am increasingly puzzled why Congress can't act to solve a real problem when the solution is obvious, easy and supported by Americans. Can tiny minorities with loud voices and deep pockets ruin our great nation?

Hemp and the Legacy of 'The Last Free Man in America'

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

Today is a very special day for the memory of my friendly acquaintance and sometimes political rival, Gatewood Galbraith.

Why Our Economy Demands Immigration Reform

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Our current immigration system is rigid, outdated, and simply unable to keep up with demands of the new global marketplace. It is incumbent for us to build an immigration system that welcomes people.

Putting Country Before Party

David L. Nevins | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
David L. Nevins

Almost one year ago I published an article in The Huffington Post entitled, "Our System of Governance Is Not Working." At that time, I wrote of the dy...

Can Republicans Be Persuaded to Join the Fight Against Citizens United?

Matt Zencey | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Matt Zencey

Will there ever be enough Republican support to accomplish the daunting task of overturning the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which lets corporations and unions spend millions of dollars to drown out your voice in elections?

GOP Factions Continue Battle Over Future

RealClearPolitics | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

For Republican operatives who believe their party’s core has taken a self-destructive turn to the far right -- and that the GOP must recalibrate sig...