Month: January 2016

THE NEED FOR COMMON GROUND

During her post-Super Tuesday address to supporters in Florida, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “We know we’ve got work to do, but that work is not going to make America great again. American never stopped being great. We have to make America whole.” The hard truth for all presidential candidates, including GOP front-runner Donald Trump, is …

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MORE PARTISANS THAN STATESMEN

“Democracy is the worst form of government,” Winston Churchill said, “except for all the others.” This divisive, surprising and raucous campaign season frequently reminds us of the wisdom of the great man’s observation. The gridlock and polarization plaguing our democracy predate this campaign, of course. For years now, the loudest, angriest and most insistently uncompromising …

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BIPARTISAN HIGHWAY BILL OFFERS HOPE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

As America braces for another wave of holiday travel later this month, we have reason to be a little more optimistic about the future of our nation’s roads. Both houses of Congress recently passed the first multiyear surface transportation authorization bill in a decade, promising to give American business and American safety a green light for several years to …

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HOW ONE POLITICAL START-UP IS TRYING TO FIGHT GRIDLOCK

By some measures, America’s political parties are as deeply divided today as they have been in more than a century. Despite some internal fissures, each party has grown steadily more homogenous in recent decades. Most conservatives have left the Democratic Party, and the Republican Party, which once featured a sizeable nonconservative contingent in the Northeast, …

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NO LABELS: ‘PEOPLE WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO WORK AGAIN’

The co-chairmen of the bipartisan No Labels organization said Monday that Americans are hungry for government cooperation, praising the six White House hopefuls so far who have taken their problem-solver promise. “[We are] focused on Republicans, Democrats and independents of all stripes moving the dialogue away from animosity, anger and finger-pointing towards actually getting things …

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SIX PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TAKE ‘PROBLEM SOLVER PROMISE’

MANCHESTER — Six presidential candidates have taken the No Labels “Problem Solver Promise,” according to No Labels co-chairmen Jon Huntsman and Joe Lieberman, who were in Manchester on Monday to announce the six names to a gathering of 500 No Labels supporters at the Manchester Radisson. Huntsman, a former Utah governor, and Joe Lieberman, a …

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SIX PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS TAKE ‘PROBLEM SOLVER PROMISE’

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Six presidential hopefuls have found some common ground on the nation’s future, according to a bipartisan group created to bridge the divide between Republicans, Democrats and independents. No Labels, formed after the 2010 midterm elections, is asking candidates to embrace four broad goals related to job creation, the federal budget, energy …

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