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Compromise

'Compromise' -- And Other Fables

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Obama shouldn't "poison the well"? Really?

Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.

Education and Innovation: Time for a Change

Seamus Carey, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Seamus Carey, Ph.D.

What we once took for granted in higher education has been turned on its head. The scrutiny of the liberal arts comes at a time when the economic performance of the United States has been languishing for more than six years.

Hillary Clinton: The Idealistic Realist

Jarryd Willis | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Jarryd Willis

Hillary Clinton ended Hard Choices with a subtle hint of her intent to run for office in 2016, while sharing the inspiring story of her late mother, Dorothy Howell Rodham.

Why You Should Vote Republican

Gerry Myers | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

You should vote Republican if you think it is better for Congress to take a five-week vacation rather than tackle critical issues like immigration, the border crisis, jobs, crumbling bridges, and climate change.

Love You, Hate Your Food

Holly Leber | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Leber

I secretly (publicly) would love it if he would learn to love produce the way I do, the same way I know he wishes I would eat a steak. At this point, though, besides it having no appeal, I'm pretty sure my body would violently reject red meat, were I to eat it.

Ingenious Compromise: Reason for Hope

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

Does a sharply divided America necessarily mean that no meaningful legislation can emerge from our political leaders on both sides of the aisle? I don't think so! What many people describe as the greatest political agreement in the history of the world came out of a deeply divided America -- the US Constitution.

I'm Sad: People Often Choose to Show Their Worst Side, Not Their Best

Gerry Myers | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

While I love our country, I'm sad my children and grandchildren won't have the same opportunities their ancestors had to succeed in America.

Love In A 32-Inch Suitcase

Lynne Martin | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

I heard my husband Tim say, "If you're going to live in a 500 square foot apartment in a country where you can't speak the language, you'd better really like the person you're with." The woman seated next to him at the dinner party giggled.

When to Kill the Bill: Dilemmas, Compromise, and Overdose Prevention Laws

Tessie Castillo | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

How much compromise is too much? It's a question that plagues policy advocates when their champion legislation is watered down or stuffed with pork in legislative committees.

What This Husband And Wife Love To Hate About Each Other

Amanda Magee | Posted 06.29.2014 | Weddings
Amanda Magee

When something really annoys me, I'll say that it makes my ribs itch. I'm lucky, because all things considered, Sean understands what annoys me. He'll get a wicked grin and say, "You itchin' yet?"

Why Comprise Is a Flawed Model

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Lisa Earle McLeod

This isn't just a political problem; it's a human problem.

Marriage and the Art of Compromise: It All Starts With the Wedding Planning

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.05.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Wedding planning together, with or without a wedding planner, is a challenge. I think of it as a little pre-marital joke God is making. As in, get over yourselves -- it's a ceremony and party and certainly nothing worth screaming and yelling at each other about.

Please, Mr. President, Lead Rather Than Divide

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

He assured voters that he would bring the county together and especially quell the gridlock in Washington. But, instead, the discord in Washington is greater than ever and has spread throughout our country. How did this happen?

Primaries Predict Partisanship, But Only For Democrats

Jarryd Willis | Posted 03.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Jarryd Willis

A majority of laws are passed after July in the second year of House terms. It has become conventional political wisdom that House Republicans will be open to compromising on immigration reform in the last few months before the 2014 midterms.

Joan Moran: 5 Ways to Nurture Love

Red Room | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

Here are 5 ways that people in loving relationships can nurture their love, provide emotional guidance and support, and build a strong foundation for lasting love.

Avoiding Symmetric Polarization: Autopsy of the GOP Autopsy vs. Occupy Third Way

Jarryd Willis | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

The asymmetric polarization we have in Congress today can only become symmetric in two ways: Republicans becoming more moderate or Democrats becoming more ideological.

Tips To Help You Avoid Overpromising

Ian Altman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

Here are common scenarios where you may need to recover after overpromising to a client. The most important thing to remember is that the sooner you can reset expectations, the better.

7 Ingredients of a Healthy Relationship

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

I've been alive for 34.5 years, and I have concluded that love is undefinable. Although I do know one thing I am absolutely sure of, and that is love is a choice.

It's Not Too Late to Learn How to Compromise

Gary Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

The Virginia race exemplifies the state of politics around the country. Facing a tough economy and difficult political issues, our leaders consistently refuse to cooperate with one another. Ordinary citizens are turning on each other over petty disagreements. Meanwhile, our nation's biggest challenges go unresolved.

Women and Compromise: A DW-NOMINATE Analysis of Congresswomen and Congressmen

Jarryd Willis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

The data supports the conventional wisdom that women are more likely to compromise than men. Of course, there are several caveats and limitations to these results.

Remedy for Government Shutdown Blues? Jazz

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.

Republicans Kill Compromise, Continue to Offer Nothing

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The problem for Democrats is that they continue to be Charlie Brown to the Republicans' Lucy. At some point you just can't work with someone who continues to yank the ball away after promising this time will be different.

Political Neuroscience and the Compromiser's Dilemma

Jarryd Willis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

Do you compromise for the good of the country now and risk being replaced by a more extreme right-winger during midterms, or become more extreme yourself by obstructing everything in order to prevent anything?

The God of No Compromise and the Government Shutdown

Morgan Guyton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

For many of us who grew up evangelical, the word "compromise" has always been a bad word. It means to allow non-Christian values and influences to corrupt your devotion to Biblical truth.