Month: January 2013

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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Talkin’ About Revolution: 6 Reasons Why the Two-Party System May Become Obsolete

“A revolution is brewing.” That was the first sentence spoken to me at a “No Labels” organizing session Sunday in New York City, and it struck a chord for two reasons. First, No Labels is known as a well-intentioned but ineffectual centrist group launched two years ago to a collective shrug from cynical politicos. A …

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