Day: January 13, 2013

No Labels enters new era by shedding ‘centrist’ image

“Patronizing.” “The Kumbaya Caucus.” “The most boring political movement of all time.” And those were some of the kinder jabs lobbed at “No Labels,” an organization formed in 2010 by a handful of well-connected but disenchanted political activists to encourage problem solving over ideological gridlock. Such earnestness seemed laudable but a tad incongruous in an …

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Turning Congress’s partisans into problem solvers

Much ink has been spilled over what’s wrong with Washington. The rise of partisan media, too much money in politics and congressional gerrymandering that rewards ideologues with safe seats have all been offered as diagnoses for government dysfunction. These explanations are accurate — but almost totally irrelevant to the urgent challenges at hand. The American …

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Group From Congress Asks, Why Does America Hate Us? (Answer: See Congress)

About a dozen members of Congress gathered in a Midtown Manhattan hotel ballroom on Monday, an intentional remove from the marbled corridors of the United States Capitol, to chew over some uncomfortable questions: Why are we so ineffective? Why can’t we manage to be the least bit civil to one another? And why does America …

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