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Battling Polarization in Politics: Why Van Jones, Newt Gingrich, Ralph Nader and the Tea Party Are Working Together

Bill Shireman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

From Van Jones, Ralph Nader, and Joan Blades on the left, to Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist, and George Shultz on the right, advocates from both sides of the political divide are gathering in the Bay Area, exploring ways to combine forces.

Faith in Citizens

Joan Blades | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Joan Blades

I've come to believe that even if there was agreement in the U.S. that climate is a key concern, we would do a poor job of addressing the problem. Adversarial solutions will not suffice -- we must learn to hold the tensions of our differences and use this tension to inspire solutions that are better than we have yet imagined.

The Government Whisperer

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

After watching Cesar Millan in action for a month or so, it hit me. What America needs is a "government whisperer." As I look at our toxically dysfunctional system of governance, I see a wild, out-of-control, confused beast who acts as if it is the master.

Personal for Mike Bloomberg

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

This letter, available as a document online, was written before the No Labels "show," which flopped big time as you now realize. I won't belabor th...

In The Public Interest : The Sounds of Silence

Nicole Tichon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicole Tichon

The press coverage of the Fiscal Commission's Co-Chairs' proposal has focused on the great gulf between the right and left. By all accounts, Americans...

Our Choice: Changing the Game

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Some people say Gandhi was about nonviolence. And he was. But he is significant for something else that I believe is far more important: He changed the game.

Restoring the Fourth Amendment: How We the People Can Win Over Washington

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

With 2010 finding our government institutions tone deaf and disengaged on addressing our mounting constitutional crises, there have been few riper times for a transpartisan political offensive.

'Soul Of A Citizen' Excerpt: How The Christian Coalition And MoveOn Helped Save The Internet Together

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

But when we create unexpected alliances that cross political lines, they can yield powerful results. Consider how MoveOn and the Christian Coalition helped save the Internet as we know it.

The Shift to Social Synergy

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen H. Dinan

Social synergy is a way of designing our society such that we work more effectively and creatively together, from the grassroots to the highest echelons of power.

A Time for Transpartisanship

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen H. Dinan

Some jubilation is justified but we need to be careful not to neglect a still deeper need for our country -- to heal our fractious political process and move beyond partisan bickering