Check out moments where teammates haven’t trusted each other. Like in Washington, in sports a lack of trust can have serious consequences.
WHA ... WHA ... WHAT HAPPENED? We've got a new name. Problem-Solver's Daily is the next evolution of the Daily Dose. It's time for our movement to put our stake in the ground -- we want leaders who solve problems, not punt tough choices. We have citizens who take action, not sit silently by. And we need a government that works for all its people, not one that's mired in gridlock and political infighting.
IMAGINE IF THE SENATE WORKED LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME: Since March the Senate has passed legislation to overhaul the postal service, pay for a multi-year transportation program, renew the Violence Against Women Act, streamline drug approval rules at the Food and Drug Administration, extend the life of the Export-Import Bank, ease financing for business start-ups, confirm 19 judges and put the Federal Reserve Board at full strength for the first time in six years: Jonathan Weisman for The New York Times: With a Bipartisan Flurry, Becoming a Do-Something Senate
PLEDGES: How can you come to the table to find a deal with the other side when you've signed away your loyalty to a special interest group? That's what increasing numbers of Republican lawmakers are realizing as more and more are refusing to sign Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge: Rosalind S. Helderman for The Washington Post: GOP showing small shifts on taxes
REDISTRICTING: In the most recent census, Arizona tried to halt the gerrymandering of electoral districts by handing the reins over to an independent commission to draw fairer boundaries. It didn't work, and the results are anything but nonpartisan. Steven Malanga explains what's wrong with our skewed redistricting processes and how to fix things: Steven Malanga for City Journal: Redistricting Wars
STAT OF THE DAY: Due to an influx of 4.3 million new residents after the 2010 census, Texas now has four new congressional seats. How these new districts are drawn could determine which parties controls the U.S. House of Representatives in the coming years: Steven Malanga for City Journal: Redistricting Wars
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