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Believe it or not, something good is happening in Washington

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL As the coronavirus spreads, colleges close and stock markets gyrate, it’s easy to overlook something good that’s happening in Washington: a steady advance of results-oriented bipartisanship. The main vehicle for this progress is the House Problem Solvers Caucus. Its 25 …

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Silly disputes are blocking progress in America — but No Labels tears down the walls

The images have not been good lately for those of us who want our elected officials to take a common-sense, results-oriented approach to governing. The bitter presidential impeachment battle ended with a career military officer being marched from his White House post by security guards. At the State of the Union address, President Donald Trump …

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My Houston friends know I’m a proud Republican. But I don’t see Democrats as the enemy.

The notion of “American exceptionalism” is under increasing scrutiny. Critics cite China’s rise, our prolonged entanglement in Middle East conflicts, Russia’s new assertiveness and other factors to dispute America’s clear-cut status as the globe’s most powerful, influential and admirable nation. I, for one, still believe in American exceptionalism. Despite its problems, the United States remains …

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