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Bipartisanship

John Boehner and the Republican House Votes With Obama... Wait, What!?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Professional. Bipartisan. Serious. Mature. Those are four words that you would not ordinarily associate with Washington politics. But guess what? The Republican House and the Democratic president actually came together on an issue.

What Boomers Miss When They Bash Millennials

Sam Gilman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Media
Sam Gilman

We hear the same conversation, "Your generation is lazy, selfish and always on your phones." But our parents and Boomer punditry often miss two key parts of the conversation: the immense pressures facing many our generation and millennial efforts to fix our nation's problems.

Zach Carter

Newt Gingrich And Julian Castro Explain Why America Can't Have Nice Things

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's something disconcerting about watching Newt Gingrich take the stage to deliver a policy speech in 2014. To most Americans, ...

In a Do-Nothing Year, Here's One Thing Congress Can Actually Do

Jeremy Haile | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Jeremy Haile

In a town where Republicans and Democrats cannot agree on light bulbs or cafeteria utensils, legislation to address overcrowding in the federal prison system had the backing of both President Obama and Senator Ted Cruz.

Miles of Aisles of Dissent: There's an App for That!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 09.04.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Technology that promised to connect us has instead isolated us, driving us from diversity to safe, homogenized forums and Facebook fan pages.

Dold's Israel Partisanship is Unacceptable

Steve Sheffey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Chicago
Steve Sheffey

Ex-Congressman Robert Dold continues to cross a time-honored line by refusing to respect the hard-earned, bipartisan support for the U.S.-Israel relationship in Congress.

Tyler Kingkade

Republicans So Far Have Ignored Conservative Pundits On Campus Rape

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.31.2014 | College

A flurry of legislation filed this week aiming to address college sexual assault suggests Republican lawmakers have ignored conservative pundits' insi...

Less Divided than We Look

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Will Friedman, Ph.D

Are we becoming a more polarized people? Media coverage generally reinforces what is most conflicted about our politics. This adds up to a highly polarized and dysfunctional national politics.

Zach Carter

Chris Dodd Warns That It's Not Just Leftists Who Hate The Banks Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rise of anti-corporate conservatives is a significant threat to the American banking establishment, according to former Sen. Chris D...

Cory Booker, Rand Paul Shine Light on Shadow Side of U.S. Justice System

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

As prophets did in the days of abolition, the anti-lynching movement, and the Civil Rights movement, modern-day leaders, like Michelle Alexander, have traversed the country shining light on the myth of equal justice in our justice system. And on Tuesday, the unlikely duo of Sens. Cory Booker and Rand Paul joined together to address this myth by introducing the REDEEM Act.

A Rare Bipartisan Bill Passes Congress

Mark Edwards | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Mark Edwards

After years of delays and divisiveness, the passage on Wednesday of a reauthorized Workforce Investment Act by an incredible majority of 415-6 in the House of Representatives, and by an overwhelming margin last month in the Senate, 95-3, represents a rare example of genuine bipartisanship, one that must be savored and built upon.

The Case to Stop Campaigning and Start Governing

Mack McLarty | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Mack McLarty

With midterm elections four months away, there are signs that a bitterly polarized electorate will again deliver a government incapable of working together. This is our era's sad twist on the maxim "all politics is local." You can win local elections at the extremes. But you can't govern from there.

Sabrina Siddiqui

The Senate Is Fighting Over The Keystone XL Pipeline. Again.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is engaged in a fruitless battle over a pair of ill-fated energy bills. Again. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-...

Zach Carter

How Democrats Are Accidentally Helping The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has repeatedly wrestled with factions of his own party as he tries to...

Jon Ward

What's Wrong With Washington? We Ask Those Who Left It Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans view Congress more negatively now than at any point in our nation’s history. Which raises the oft-asked question: what...

Grover Norquist: Republicans and Democrats Agree We Need to Fix the Prison Problem

Grover Norquist | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Grover Norquist

Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, find some agreement that a problem exists when there are 4,000 federal laws that can land you in prison and more than two million Americans are in prison or jail.

Expanded Clemency Program Deserves Bipartisan Support

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Until Congress passes bills like Rob Portman's Second Chance Reauthorization Act, or the bipartisan Smarter Sentencing Act, we'll remain a long way off from a fair, effective criminal justice system.

Kate Sheppard

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Pretty much everyone loves the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill. "This is a fine piece of legislation," Senate Majority Lead...

Online Voter Registration in Minnesota: What a Difference a Day Makes

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

That's right -- online voter registration is so convenient and cost-effective that it took a whole day for Minnesota lawmakers and the governor to decide that voters shouldn't be deprived of it for even a second. And so it continued uninterrupted. What lessons can we learn from Minnesota's experience?

The Perpetual Frustration of the Political Vanquishment Fantasy

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

We all suffer because we imagine how wonderful the world will be when we vanquish the opposition and are finally able to achieve our political goals and enjoy the benefits of a society that lives by our values -- but this is a fantasy.

The Universal Politician Speech

Neal Wooten | Posted 06.17.2014 | Comedy
Neal Wooten

Let us strive to bring about the change that will make our lives better for our families, the way great leaders like (insert Ronald Reagan or John F. Kennedy) did in their day.

A Bipartisan Attempt to Restore Credibility to the U.S. Border Enforcement System

Donald Kerwin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

For too many years, Congress and the Executive branch have failed to provide meaningful oversight of the Border Patrol and OSO to set standards for effective, rights-respecting enforcement.

The Edmund Muskie Brand of Leadership

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Muskie, as a legislator and national figure, practiced a brand of political leadership that coupled a unique level of skill with a genuine commitment to a politics of democratic process.

Digital Democracy: Bipartisanship in the Obama Era

Joe Singh | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Joe Singh

There has been a paradigm shift. The expectation of representation has morphed from a law of averages to a demand for gratification.

Why I Still Go to Washington

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Are we that far off from our own American oligarchy, our own American nightmare, when our children, who have few voices in Washington, continue to be ignored? And what business do businessmen have telling teachers how to teach?