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Post Partisanship

Now That the Future's Back in California, What's Up and Why with Jerry Brown, Democrats, and Republicans

William Bradley | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Is it because of Jerry Brown's leadership skills, his "insider's knowledge and outsider's mind?" Is it because California Democrats have their act together? Is it because California Republicans have run their party into the ground? Or some combination thereof?

Sam Stein

The Road Forward: Gridlock Mellows Obama's Promise Of Post-Partisanship

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama enters his second term, his aides have concluded he likely will fall short on one of his signature promises. ...

Congress Needs Bipartisan Friendships Now More Than Ever

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Ambassador Tony Hall

Bipartisan friendships don't erase our political divisions, but they do fundamentally change how political opponents view one another and engage with one another in the public arena.

Changing Tides, Hope on the Horizon

Kate Harold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kate Harold

What happened to the tidal wave of hope that washed over our country two years ago, promising a flood of relief from an eight-year drought? Well, des...

The Obama Presidency at One Year: Taking Stock of Bipartisanship and Post-Partisanship

Bradford Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradford Kane

Bipartisanship and post-partisanship remain central themes and objectives of President Obama's stewardship. But, there is no set rule-book for what these terms mean or how they should be applied.

Poisonous Atmosphere Keeping Obama From Appointing Judges

The New Yorker | Jeffrey Toobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Administration wanted to send a message with the President's first nomination to a federal court. "There was a real conscious decision to us...

Republicans Complain: Obama Never Woos Us Anymore

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP leaders have a new complaint about President Obama: He's not reaching out to them nearly as much as he did earlier this year, when he road-tested ...

The Radical Middle Wins in Iowa -- Gay Marriage and the Power of Progressive Centrism

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Shireman

The Iowa decision illustrates that progress is possible when principled people on the left and right set aside their cultural preferences, and examine their beliefs at a deeper level.

Memo to Obama: Think Bigger

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

There are three serious dangers in the debate about the stimulus package. The first is that President Obama will think too small. The second is that he will think too bipartisan. The third is that the public will be swayed by myths, such as the claim that infrastructure spending just takes too long to gear up, or that the deficit is the paramount problem. Post-partisanship will last only until it's clear that Republicans will try to wreck his presidency -- and they will try.