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Political Compromise

The C-Word: Why Compromise Shouldn't Be A Dirty Word In Agriculture

Sophie Mendelson | Posted 10.29.2016 | Green
Sophie Mendelson

It's not acceptable to fail to grow enough food to meet demand, but neither is it acceptable to cripple already stressed ecosystems and water sources with substances that are known to be harmful.

Howard Fineman

Bill Clinton: 'We Have Just One Bigotry Left' | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

OWENSBORO, Ky. -- Up in Washington, President Barack Obama was beginning his belated self-education in the art of personal politics by inviting 12 Rep...

The Lost Art Of Political Compromise: An Interview With Al Simpson

Max Perry Mueller | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Max Perry Mueller

Alan K. Simpson is one of America's favorite political pugilists. A lawyer, legislator, and devout Episcopalian, during his four decades in national politics, Simpson has learned to take a political punch as much as he's learned to throw one.

Pols Apart

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home
Glenn C. Altschuler

Strengthening the civic education of the next generation of Americans through exercises in which students have to agree on controversial issues might help. But that will take time. And we can't afford to wait.

Divided Politics and Bad Marriages

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Whether the Democrats and Republicans like it or not, they are in bed together and may as well be married. Since the Democrats and Republicans can't divorce, our only hope is that reconciliation is possible.

In Latest Compromise With GOP, Obama Agrees He Is a Muslim

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Differences over his religious orientation have been a sore point between the president and his Republican foes, but in agreeing he is a Muslim, Obama is sending a clear signal that he is trying to find consensus.

When Compromise Is a Fool's Paradise

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

All politicians and the president should stop talking about compromise as if it's something ideal in all cases. Going into any negotiation intending to meet halfway is foolish in a host of contexts.

President Obama Will Likely Dump the Public Option, and Here's Why

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama wants -- no desperately needs -- to win a big victory on health care, or at least the appearance of a victory, even if it means scrapping the only thing that really represents true health care reform.