Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, No Labels Co-Founders John Avlon, Robert S. Kaplan and Lisa Borders along with President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Maya MacGuineas participate in a conversation with America.
PORTLAND - No Labels, the national organization determined to bring more constructive dialogue to government, recently came to town. The group held a meeting at the University of New England's Portland campus that featured Angus King, the independent former governor now running for Senate, and Eliot Cutler, the independent who nearly won the 2008 gubernatorial race.
Instead of brinksmanship all the way to a government shutdown and default, why not call a truce that would freeze spending and tax changes and remove the debt ceiling until unemployment drops below 6.5 percent?
WASHINGTON — Here we slow again. Washington's leaders are back to form, playing a petty, peevish and dangerous brand of politics. All that's at stake is the fate of the economy. Everyone in this town knows how it goes in a time of a standoff: Posture until the deadline, try to win over the public...
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