A LEADERSHIP CRISIS: While most of the media coverage is on the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling and other issues, one thing that does not get covered much is the leadership crisis. "What we are witnessing is the very opposite of leadership, which is the ability to solve seemingly intractable problems by getting above them and redefining them," writes Steven Pearlstein. Our principles of leadership, which are tell the full truth, govern for the future, put the country first, be responsible, and work together, would create leaders in Washington: Steven Pearlstein for The Washington Post: It’s a leadership crisis, stupid
WANTING TO WORK TOGETHER:
Ira Shapiro says that the Senate is key in ending gridlock in Washington. "Across the political spectrum, from liberals like Barbara Mikulski, to conservatives like Jeff Sessions, there is a demand for "regular order" — legislation that results from committee consideration, vigorous debate and the opportunity to offer amendments and to reach principled compromises," he writes. Hopefully, the Senate and the rest of our elected officials remember that they were not elected to finger point but to problem solve: Ira Shapiro for CNN: Senate holds key to fixing Washington
PROBLEM SOLVERS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:
This week, Reps. David Cicilline
and Janice Hahn
urged their colleagues to join them in the problem solvers group. Click on their names to watch their videos.