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All Republican Patriots Must Choose: Party or Principle

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece is running in newspapers in my conservative congressional district in Virginia (VA-06). ******* Winston Churchill said: "Some men change ...

Where Are The Leaders?

William E. White | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
William E. White

Look at the current political mess. Where are the leaders? "We the People" need inspiration, but there is a dearth of leadership. Across the political spectrum--local, state, and national politics--selfishness, denegation, dishonesty, and partisanship are the rule.

Partisanship, Polarization and the Future of American Politics

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 08.04.2016 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Review of Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America. By James E. Campbell. Princeton University Press. 313 pp. $29.95. The political parties ...

When Partisanship Trumps Patriotism

Dante Disparte | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Dante Disparte

Over the last decade, partisanship has mutated from bitter bickering and point scoring into the dangerous polarization of the U.S. This political rift is punishing red, blue, black, white and everyone in between.

As a CEO, Are You Damaging Yourself With Political Rants on Facebook?

Mike Harden | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Mike Harden

I have been watching in utter amazement as I see CEOs and senior level executives posting political comments on Facebook and tweeting out their support for particular candidates in this year's election. But what has truly amazed me is the level of partisanship that is being posted in the public domain.

Republicans Own Bigger Homes and Other True Cliches

Lorraine Woellert | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Lorraine Woellert

Liberals like cities. Conservatives like the country. Liberals want ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Conservatives want neighbors who share the same ...

Gingrich Revolution Still Revolving

Dave Helfert | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Dave Helfert

Among the leading contenders for Donald Trump's general election running mate is former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Ironically, an 'Outsider' Trump-Gingrich ticket would only be possible because of a political revolution led by Insider Gingrich.

Americans Aren't Always As Divided On Gun Control As It Seems

The Huffington Post | Samantha Neal | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando, Americans appear to be divided on the broad concept of gun control -- but not on specific gun contro...

Republicans And Democrats Hate Each Other More Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

Animosity between the two major parties in the U.S. is higher than it's been in more than two decades, a new report finds. Polarization in American po...

If "Washington Is Broken," We Should Look to General Washington to Fix it

Ian kahn | Posted 04.27.2016 | Entertainment
Ian kahn

It takes humility to act in concert. George Washington was always looking for consensus. He was always cognizant of his responsibilities as the first President. He knew his choices would set precedents for all future generations. What if our leaders held themselves to that standard?

Voters Who Say They'd Never Support A Candidate Don't Necessarily Mean It

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

Judging by recent polls, Americans don't really want anyone for president. Faced with a historically unpopular 2016 field, most voters can't see thems...

Is GOP Still The Party Of Big Business?

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- The Grand Old Party is no longer the party of business, Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday. “The Republican Party is becoming the party of ...

The 'Out-of-Control' Election

Jonathan Haber | Posted 04.10.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

Are those participating in these debates or analyzing them really thinking about the issues they raise critically, or even thinking about these issues at all, vs. using them to pursue an unspoken agenda?

The Constitution as a Code of Honor

Peter M. Shane | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

It would probably delight the late Justice Antonin Scalia to know that the fight over his successor was generating constitutional controversy. Indeed, like many controversies that Justice Scalia fueled, this one concerns not only the implications of particular clauses, but the very nature of constitutional law.

Goodbye for Now, Dear Nancy

Norman Lear | Posted 03.06.2016 | Politics
Norman Lear

I liked her from the first time I danced with her forty some years ago -- before that, when at meeting me, she smiled. I thought her charming, gracious, forever warm and interested, fully able to resonate to a partisan but empathic source with which she was not necessarily familiar.

Giving 'Our' President His Due -- Seeing Others Without Partisan Glint -- The Homily of Fr. Paul Scalia

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Justice Scalia's funeral mass was fittingly offered by the Justice's son, Father Paul Scalia.

Transpartisanship and the Conversion of Political Conflict

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

The current presidential campaign exposes extreme partisanship as our political normality. Reminiscent of the classic "boiling frog" metaphor, what on...

The Many Ways Journalists Are Complicit in Political Polarization

Jay Rosen | Posted 12.07.2015 | Media
Jay Rosen

I am not saying journalists are the ones we should blame for American's dysfunctional politics. But I do consider them active participants in the events that got us here.

The GOP on the Eve of Destruction

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

With just a few weeks until they adjourn for the holidays, Republicans in the US Congress will try to cram in as much pettiness and vituperation as they can before heading back to their states and districts, no doubt to lead the home front in the fight against "the war on Christmas" launched this time every year by Fox News and its shock troops on talk radio. Take a look at some of their plans, including the riders congressional Republicans are contemplating for inclusion in the omnibus spending bill that must be passed by December 11. The whole mess is a Bad Santa's list of loopholes benefiting High Finance, tax cuts for the rich, and budget cuts for everyone else, even as they drive the nation deeper into debt and disrepair.

Political Tone and the Faith Community: Can We Close the Divide?

Dan Glickman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Dan Glickman

We have so many things to be thankful for as Americans, and I think most folks will probably be thankful that they can turn away from the rhetoric and often mean tone of the campaign, at least for the family celebration of Thanksgiving.

Raise Voting Age to 25? How About a Maximum Voting Age of 25?

Alex Koroknay-Palicz | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Alex Koroknay-Palicz

To demonstrate how dumb an argument the otherwise reasonable Glenn Reynolds has made, let me explain why voting should be capped at 25. Let's stop adults from voting.

Ohio's Redistricting Victory

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Ohio ballot measure's victory is a big step in the right direction. It shows the citizens are in favor of fairness over partisanship. Hopefully, in a future election, a successful ballot measure will apply the same system to the U.S. House district lines as well (hopefully, this will happen before 2022).

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Candidate

Marty Kaplan | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

I can see Biden's point about solving the nation's problems: If you're working toward solutions, why call an advocate of a policy you oppose your "enemy," when "my good friend across the aisle" will do? My reservation is that speaking well of the other party can drain genuinely moral disputes of authentic moral authority.

Why Our Democracy is Broken and How to Fix It

Joschka (Yoshi) Tryba | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Joschka (Yoshi) Tryba

Imagine what Congress would look like if voters could realistically vote for not just Republicans and Democrats, but also the Tea Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, the Constitution Party, or the Socialist Party.

Who's Up For Some Post-Paranoid Politics?

Living Room Conversations | Posted 10.10.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

Some of us are sick of the vilification of political adversarie. We can disagree with our adversaries, even passionately, without attributing sinister motives or magical powers to them.