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No Labels: Hollow As Ever, Whining About 'Cynics'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Yahoo! News' Meredith Shiner's recent piece on the goofy little group No Labels -- currently leading all comers in the race to be my Summer 2014 Spiri...

Jason Linkins

Sorry Guys, Congressional Polarization Can't Be Fixed By Lawmakers Hanging Out More

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Over at the Columbia Journalism Review, political science shaolin warrior Brendan Nyhan takes up a matter that various pundits tend to obsess over: Wo...

Bipartisan Group's Effectiveness Questioned

The Boston Globe | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

Ten days into the government shutdown in October, dozens of lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans, stood shoulder to shoulder and earnestly pledged to ...

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.

Stop Digging Those Debt Ditches

Andrew Tisch | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics
Andrew Tisch

How about passing a law called 'Jobs First' that would not allow any further changes in federal taxes and spending programs until the unemployment rate reaches 6.5 percent? That would mean about 1.1 million currently unemployed Americans would be back at work.

It's Time for the Political Parties to Stand Down and Re-Open the Government

Gary Shapiro | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

The Republicans have to accept that a compromise is better than a crippled nation with a dysfunctional government.

The Washington Blame Game Must Stop!

David L. Nevins | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
David L. Nevins

The shutdown of our government and the possible default on our nations debt in just two weeks does not speak well for Congress or for the president. Both sides are playing Russian roulette with the economy.

Cash and Congress: The Tie That Binds

Michael Winship | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Despite what you've heard, the spirit of bipartisanship in Washington is not dead. Simply look past the vitriol, bombast and gridlock, then listen for the ka-ching of the nearest cash register, made flesh by friendly lobbyists and special interests.

It Is Time for Congress to Put Country Before Party

David L. Nevins | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
David L. Nevins

We must define and implement a process of governance in our country built upon civil discourse and critical thinking.

Dear Congress: Where Is the Love?

Brent Roske | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Brent Roske

Way back when, some ambitious lawyers built this country, some smart people started talking about how bad it would be if political parties were afforded too much power. Yet here we are.

Beyond Labels and Limitations

Suza Scalora | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Suza Scalora

Chris Waddell's motto is "It's not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you," and he lives his words.

No Labels? A New Force in Congress?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

So what is No Labels foreshadowing? Perhaps in this era of the breakdown of effective party leadership and process a new 'thing' is emerging to take up the banner and slack in looking after the public interest.

Jason Linkins

No Labels Will Have An Occasional Radio Show, For Some Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

Good news for people who like radio-broadcasted vapidity! Former Utah governor and presidential aspirant Jon Huntsman (R) and current West Virginia Se...

Americans Want Congress to Do What's Right on Immigration, Taxes and Entitlements

Gary Shapiro | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

I am increasingly puzzled why Congress can't act to solve a real problem when the solution is obvious, easy and supported by Americans. Can tiny minorities with loud voices and deep pockets ruin our great nation?

Hemp and the Legacy of 'The Last Free Man in America'

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Jonathan_Miller

Today is a very special day for the memory of my friendly acquaintance and sometimes political rival, Gatewood Galbraith.

Why Our Economy Demands Immigration Reform

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Jonathan_Miller

Our current immigration system is rigid, outdated, and simply unable to keep up with demands of the new global marketplace. It is incumbent for us to build an immigration system that welcomes people.

Putting Country Before Party

David L. Nevins | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
David L. Nevins

Almost one year ago I published an article in The Huffington Post entitled, "Our System of Governance Is Not Working." At that time, I wrote of the dy...

Can Republicans Be Persuaded to Join the Fight Against Citizens United?

Matt Zencey | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Matt Zencey

Will there ever be enough Republican support to accomplish the daunting task of overturning the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which lets corporations and unions spend millions of dollars to drown out your voice in elections?

GOP Factions Continue Battle Over Future

RealClearPolitics | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

For Republican operatives who believe their party’s core has taken a self-destructive turn to the far right -- and that the GOP must recalibrate sig...

Whither Bipartisanship In Education Policy?

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

One upon a time, education was known as a bipartisan issue in Congress. The passage of No Child Left Behind, for example, was heralded by Democrats like Ted Kennedy and George Miller, as well as Republicans like John Boehner and former President George W. Bush.

Joy Resmovits

Huntsman, Manchin Get Together To Relaunch 'No Labels'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

On Sunday afternoon, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) made their way from Washington, D.C. to New York -- sitting nex...

Dem Rails Against 'Guilt By Conversation'

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — Fiscal cliffs and debt ceiling fights are out. Problem-solving is in. Members of Congress, governors and mayors from across the poli...

Jason Linkins

No Labels Punting On Gun Control, Despite Calls To Action From Prominent Members

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

If there's one thing that we know about the aftermath of a mass killing in America, it's the frustration that follows as lawmakers and public figures ...

Utopists Geithner and Clinton Honor Infrastructure Banks, Promote Partnerships

Michael Likosky | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Out of the ashes of the Second World War emerged a Utopia vision -- rather than solve problems through military means, we could maintain the peace by investing across borders and promoting human rights.

No Labels: How Citizen Action Can Promote Problem Solving

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Jonathan_Miller

It has become clear that fundamental change is needed to make Congress work more efficiently and effectively to address the fiscal cliff and more of America's most pressing problems.