Exploring how broad ideas and social forces are shaping our political institutions.
Note #106 - Many people cannot get past President Trump's tone. Consider the impact of him celebrating positive initiatives run by those who hate...
Note #105 - Attempts to shoe horn contemporary politics into a left/right spectrum obscure the real nature of current politics.
Note #104 - National politicians seem to be playing a game that minimizes or disregards the concerns and interest of their local communities.
Note #103 - People working together for the common good build strong democracies. Strong democracies build strong communities and strong countries.
Writer A. Lawrence Chickering, a conservative Independent activist, began his professional career at National Review and counted William F. Buckley and Milton Friedman among his closest friends. (Learn More)
Attorney James S. Turner, an original Nader’s Raider and progressive Democrat, aligns with the positions of his political allies and friends Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and the late Howard Metzenblum. (Learn More)
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A carefully reasoned attempt to find common ground between liberals and conservatives, by A. Lawrence Chickering.
The dynamic conversation about how American public policy debates can move beyond the static left vs. right patterns of the post-World War II era.
A thoroughly documented study showing the food standards set by the Food & Drug Administration conceal important information.
Exploring the emerging political alignment of the Left and the Right against converging corporate-government tyranny.
The conservative columnist, William F. Buckley Jr., renews his call for a year of voluntary national service for young people.
Congress from the Inside takes freshman Congressman Brown through the halls of the Capitol as he learns his job.
We see “The Transpartisan Effect” all around us. It plays in our national politics, on the world stage, and in our local communities.
Deploying a civic force would effectively project ‘soft power’ to dramatically improve both the quality and the legitimacy of our governance.
Progressives need to give up promises of centralized, bureaucratic solutions; conservatives need to engage with people based on their common humanity.