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.

  • Big Tent Nation Progress Report
    The Big Tent team does regular status reports – and we think it makes sense to share them with you.  Below is our current version – it covers everything from what’s going well to what isn’t – the good, the bad and the ugly.  We’re in this together so we’ve left out the spin and sugar coating.  Plus the door is always open for your input – so if you have any ideas, comments or concerns we want to hear them!  ... (Read More)
    Source: Big Tent NationPublished on 2016-11-21
  • Do Kids Care?
    From time to time, we invite practitioners, researchers, and citizens from around the world to discuss their experiences of political engagement and democracy. This post is the third guest post from Bruce Acosta, a junior at Edina High School here in Minnesota. Bruce was born in Dubai and spent most of his childhood in Canada … Continue reading Do Kids Care? ... (Read More)
    Source: Jefferson CenterPublished on 2016-11-21By Camille Morse Nicholson
  • How Cookies Can Lead to Bipartisan Relations in Congress
    I want to close today's proceedings with a reference to cookies. Donkey cookies and elephant cookies were left at your tables and served as your place cards today. This was not an accidental seating chart, but an expression of hope. The hope that we have done more here today than simply tell you about budgets and websites and correspondence management systems. The hope that perhaps working relationships that began here today will continue to grow and blossom. ... (Read More)
    Source: CMFPublished on 2016-11-21
  • Guest post by Ambassador Allan Katz
    Ambassador Allan Katz is a lawyer by profession who has been active in local and national government and politics for many years. Prior to entering private legal practice, Ambassador Katz was Assistant Insurance Commissioner and General Counsel for the State of Florida Insurance Department. Ambassador Katz has experience with a broad range of public policy issues, including growing energy needs in Florida and around the world, as well as complex business negotiations. He has been a member of the Democratic National Committee where he helped draft the party’s platform for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. In Florida, Ambassador Katz was ... (Read More)
    Source: American Public SquarePublished on 2016-11-18By Alyssa Dinberg
  • Republicans Orrin Hatch & Lindsey Graham work with Democrats to preserve the Filibuster
    With Republicans now controlling all three branches of government, some have suggested that they should remove the filibuster in the Senate, which is the one lever that Democrats can currently use to make their voices heard.  However, more senior senators such as Orrin Hatch and Lindsey Graham have opposed such efforts, even as it would make their preferred legislation easier. From Upworthy: Sen. Orrin Hatch, the chamber’s longest-serving Republican, is standing up for … Senate Democrats. Hatch, who has served nearly 40 years in the Senate, knows a thing or two about the importance of minority powers as a form of ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2016-11-17By ravi
  • Republicans Orrin Hatch & Lindsey Graham work with Democrats to preserve the Filibuster
    With Republicans now controlling all three branches of government, some have suggested that they should remove the filibuster in the Senate, which is the one lever that Democrats can currently use to make their voices heard.  However, more senior senators such as Orrin Hatch and Lindsey Graham have opposed such efforts, even as it would make their preferred legislation easier. From Upworthy: Sen. Orrin Hatch, the chamber’s longest-serving Republican, is standing up for … Senate Democrats. Hatch, who has served nearly 40 years in the Senate, knows a thing or two about the importance of minority powers as a form of ... (Read More)
    Source: Civil PoliticsPublished on 2016-11-17By ravi
  • Make a difference
    Has this election been a wake-up call for you to stop thinking about getting involved and start doing something? We’ve been hearing from a lot of people who want to use their energy, skills, and time to make a difference. They want their effort to be meaningful, but don’t know where to start so that their work has some real impact. First, kudos on taking the first step into action. Next, decide what drives your passion. What issues are important enough to sustain your interest to see a project thrive and have an impact? Finally, don’t go it alone. One ... (Read More)
    Source: Center for Civic DesignPublished on 2016-11-17By Whitney Quesenbery
  • Make a difference
    Has this election been a wake-up call for you to stop thinking about getting involved and start doing something? We’ve been hearing from a lot of people who want to use their energy, skills, and time to make a difference. They want their effort to be meaningful, but don’t know where to start so that their work has some real impact. First, kudos on taking the first step into action. Next, decide what drives your passion. What issues are important enough to sustain your interest to see a project thrive and have an impact? Finally, don’t go it alone. One ... (Read More)
    Source: Center for Civic DesignPublished on 2016-11-17By Whitney Quesenbery
  • House Oversight Committee Takes Aim at Improper Payments
    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a report detailing ineffectiveness of current improper payment system. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2016-11-17
  • The Future of Our Democracy
    Regardless of your feelings about its outcome, this election has brought the divides in our country into sharp relief – divisions that threaten the health and vibrancy of our shared democracy. Together, our country faces serious challenges. These challenges take different forms in different communities. We know, though, that communities have the capacity to address … Continue reading The Future of Our Democracy ... (Read More)
    Source: Jefferson CenterPublished on 2016-11-17By Kyle Bozentko
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