News from the Community

The following news items are an aggregation of RSS feeds taken from over 60 websites across the web.  They represent member organizations from the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, the Bridge Alliance, and supporting organizations of the Transpartisan Review.  Although not all items reflect transpartisan news and opinion, the following feed offers an interesting snapshot of the work of organizations who pursue a mission of sharing meaningful ideas and lasting solutions to our most pressing problems.

  • House off to Strong Start on Whistleblower Protections in 2017
    A House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing highlighted that the Committee is seriously considering legislative improvements to whistleblower protections, and is ready and willing to conduct oversight of the administration’s handling of whistleblowers. As always, this oversight is incredibly important. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-02-02
  • Executive Order is Two Steps Backwards on Regulations
    President Trump’s “one-in, two-out” Executive Order on regulations could bring rulemaking to a grinding halt and shortsightedly ignores the benefits from regulations. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-02-02
  • Helping People Disown a President
    In years of Obama's presidency, and in the first 2 weeks of Trump's, people have asked me how to convince others to disown their favored president. With Trump already underwater in favorability ratings, and hitting a record in reaching a majority disapproving of his work as President, he's got a lot of Americans looking for ways to hobble him by reducing his popularity further. Such a popularity reduction would create an incentive for the GOP-led Congress to work against him.Reducing popularity means turning supporters against a president. But many people looking to gain those converts are taking altogether the wrong ... (Read More)
    Source: ReConsiderPublished on 2017-02-02By Erik Fogg
  • That belongs in a museum
    Have you ever thought about the election work you do being exhibited in a museum? Through February, the Center for Civic Design’s Field Guides To Ensuring Voter Intent are in a museum! The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s current exhibition “By the People: Designing a Better America” showcases 60 inclusive and collaborative designs from around the US. We at the Center for Civic Design  are honored to have been included. The “By the People” exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum featured the Center for Civic Design’s Field Guides through February 26, 2017 This exhibit is the third in ... (Read More)
    Source: Center for Civic DesignPublished on 2017-02-01By Maggie Ollove
  • That belongs in a museum
    Have you ever thought about the election work you do being exhibited in a museum? Through February, the Center for Civic Design’s Field Guides To Ensuring Voter Intent are in a museum! The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s current exhibition “By the People: Designing a Better America” showcases 60 inclusive and collaborative designs from around the US. We at the Center for Civic Design  are honored to have been included. The “By the People” exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum featured the Center for Civic Design’s Field Guides through February 26, 2017 This exhibit is the third in ... (Read More)
    Source: Center for Civic DesignPublished on 2017-02-01By Maggie Ollove
  • School of Public Policy Gets Ready for Healthy Democracy
    From the Pepperdine University Graphic: The Pepperdine School of Public Policy is continuing its work from last semester on a project to make the California Initiative process more transparent for its students. Headed by Dean Pete Peterson of the Davenport Institute, the School of Public Policy intends to bring Healthy Democracy, an organization based in Oregon, to campus for a three-day event that will run from March 5 to March 7. The School of Public Policy will participate in Healthy Democracy’s Citizens Initiative Review (CIR), which will consist of bringing in panels of policy students, and others interested in the ... (Read More)
    Source: Healthy DemocracyPublished on 2017-02-01By News Source
  • The Plight of Refugees Brings People Together
    Without wading into the wisdom of current immigration policy, I wanted to point out a relatively obvious pattern of group dynamics that we see everyday, yet somehow often fail to appreciate – our ability to band together in the face of adversity.  It’s one of the prime ways that humans have evolved to take over the planet in cooperating groups of millions.  When we see a need in our community, we work together with efficiency that no other species can match. If you read the news, you may feel like the world is falling apart.  Yet, for every story about ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-01-31By ravi
  • The Plight of Refugees Brings People Together
    Without wading into the wisdom of current immigration policy, I wanted to point out a relatively obvious pattern of group dynamics that we see everyday, yet somehow often fail to appreciate – our ability to band together in the face of adversity.  It’s one of the prime ways that humans have evolved to take over the planet in cooperating groups of millions.  When we see a need in our community, we work together with efficiency that no other species can match. If you read the news, you may feel like the world is falling apart.  Yet, for every story about ... (Read More)
    Source: Civil PoliticsPublished on 2017-01-31By ravi
  • Trump Fails to Expand Definition of Lobbyist in Ethics Order
    President Trump’s ethics executive order fails to drain the swamp and end a federal government controlled by influence peddlers. Although some of the restrictions are good, the order fails to redefine lobbying and therefore offers little hope that much will actually change in Washington. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-01-30
  • Recap: National Supporter Call with Matthew Dowd
    On Tuesday, January 24 we held a National Supporter Call. Matthew Dowd, Chief Political Analyst for ABC News and Centrist Project Advisor, was our guest speaker.  You can listen to the full audio here: Future monthly calls with guest speakers will be exclusive to Centrist Project members, so sign up today! ... (Read More)
    Source: Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-01-30
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