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Partisan

Persons, People, and Public Policy

Ron Cebik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ron Cebik

The breakdown of government is not due to the failure of public policy or the conflicting policies of partisan factions in the body politic. It is due, to a great extent, to factors under the radar of both popular media and sophisticated or academic thinking.

Geography: The Latest Front in the Class War

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

At the heart of today's political gridlock is a sense of disconnect. Too many Americans feel disconnected from their government, their economy, and even their fellow citizens.

"Poor Alaskans": Court Blasts Alaska's Redistricting

John Aronno | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The last round of reapportionment in Alaska didn't meet any rational smell check. The heavily right-leaning redistricting board focused on pitting political rivals against each other and erected new obstacles for left-leaning candidates and incumbents in their home districts.

Jon Ward

IRS Commissioner Contradicts Earlier Testimony, Admits Tea Party Targeting Was Partisan

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday, in his second day of sworn testimony before congressional committees, admitted unde...

Why the Election Won't Be an Etch-A-Sketch Moment for America

David Ropeik | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

No single election can resolve the underlying drivers of partisanship. More and more, compelled by the deep imperative for our safety and survival, we are circling the wagons of our own unique groups and treating those with whom we disagree as the enemy.

Zach Carter

One Big Partisan Knife: The Real Story Of Mitt Romney's 'Bipartisan' Massachusetts Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past month, Mitt Romney touted similarities between the fiscal mess he inherited as Massachusetts governor and the current U.S....

Partisan Kabuki

Edward Flattau | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

The behavior of Congress on returning from its summer recess illustrates why that legislative body is held in such low regard.

Where's My Party?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Some Americans will vote for either Romney or Obama based on their views on abortion or gay marriage. Other voters may choose a candidate based on the health of the economy. This November, I will vote based on the latter. Which is why I am voting for Gov. Romney.

Embracing Bigotry

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This bigotry is not based on what color your skin is, what religion you happen to believe, or even what sports team you root for; it is instead based on the eternal American self-confidence that your political opinion is the right one.

Making Yourself Miserable Reading the News?

Sean Meshorer | Posted 08.13.2012 | Media
Sean Meshorer

Does watching cable news, reading the newspaper or browsing websites make you personally miserable? Chances are high that you're making one critical mistake and likely adding to our societal woes in the process.

Lawmakers Face Insider Trading Ban

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sagging approval ratings brought Democrats and Republicans together Thursday, as the Senate passed a bill to explicitly prevent mem...

The Top 3 Signs This War Will End

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Congress is fed up with the war in Afghanistan, and its members' turn against the war mirrors the quickly changing public opinion.

Friday Talking Points [163] -- The Ads Just Write Themselves

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Something the media largely missed in the midst of multiple budgetary battles this week was the fact that this is what bipartisanship looks like.

Two Reluctant Bargainers

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the possibility of a government shutdown looming, it's hard not to see how uncomfortable both Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama are at this sort of bare-knuckles game.

Friday Talking Points [138] -- "Candidate" Obama Returns

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America (as, likely, everywhere else) always has a seamy underside, crawling with metaphoric maggots, to anything that is mostly seen as good by the m...

San Francisco Values Clarified

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

We have become a nation of lazy thinkers. The unreality of "San Francisco Values" fits the same tone here in that people will choose to believe what a "celebrity" tells them.

More Biden, Please

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Biden's not president himself, he is much more free to put things in explicitly partisan terms than his boss. And he seems to be doing a rip-snorting good job of doing so.

Ryan Grim

Senators Engage In Bipartisan Civil Disobedience, Refuse To Halt Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jim Webb and Lindsey Graham had an unorthodox answer to a Republican parliamentary maneuver that blocked committees from meeting on Wednesday: Biparti...

Primary Victory Over Conventional Wisdom

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats had better relish their victory in PA 12 while they can, because this weekend a special election in Hawaii is likely to elect a Republican in a very Democratic district.

Let's Get Theological on Health Care and Warfare

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Anyone care to provide a theological foundation for the Republican policy preferences for the rich and for war? I would really like to see it.

Health Care and Bipartisanship in the Balance

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama, this is your moment for political courage, vision, leadership, and faith. We urge you to take heart and move meaningful health care reform forward.

My 'Daniel Fast'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I believe our nation is in deep trouble. Sometimes things get so bad that you really don't know what to say or do. When that happens, it's a good time to fast and pray.

I'll Give You Post-Partisan

Doris "Granny D" Haddock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doris

There's a bill to provide public funding of elections. There's even a bill to limit corporate speech in elections. All good. But we're facing what may be an historic opportunity to do much more.

Hopey Changey Stuff

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

I feel like the lone voice calling for the White House to wake up and go nuclear -- attach health care reform to the budget, which will only pass along party lines anyway, and get the job done.

The Elections You May Not Have Noticed

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I think as people continue to see so much of politics as usual in this town -- partisan bickering and big money buying votes -- they are increasingly likely to vote against whatever represents the old politics for them.