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.

  • How to Build a Revitalized Political Center
    Note: This Op-Ed responds to New York Times columnist David Brooks’ recent writing about the future of political centrism. The piece was originally published by The Hill, a Washington-based political newspaper. It’s reposted here with permission. In the wake of the 2016 election, analysts and pundits are now focusing on how Donald Trump’s ascent to power will recalibrate the ideological center of American politics. In a recent New York Times op-ed titled “The Future of the American Center,” David Brooks calls for a movement that will “deepen a positive national vision that is not merely a positioning between left and ... (Read More)
    Source: Institute for Cultural EvolutionPublished on 2016-12-07By Steve McIntosh
  • Misinformation and Education in a Post-Truth World
    For us educators, few things are more disconcerting than the viral spread of misinformation. ... (Read More)
    Source: Better AngelsPublished on 2016-12-07By josephine
  • Updates From the Movement
    Yesterday afternoon, lawyer and activist Mark Moody delivered his legal argument on the unconstitutionality of New York’s closed primary system. Moody also argued that New York’s change of party affiliation deadline -- the earliest in the country -- places an unfair burden on voters. Two lawyers -- one from the Board of Elections and another from Attorney General Schneiderman’s office -- stood in defense of an electoral system that prohibits 3.2 million voters from participating in the most impactful round of voting. The courtroom was overflowing with dozens of supporters of open primaries and independent voter rights; the security ... (Read More)
    Source: OpenPrimariesPublished on 2016-12-07
  • Washington Post’s $125 Billion Pentagon Waste Story is a Perfect Illustration of Longstanding Problems
    "This story is a perfect illustration of the biggest problems affecting the Defense Department: a contractor workforce that costs too much and a fear that exposing waste will lead to cuts in defense spending," said Danielle Brian, POGO Executive Director. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2016-12-06
  • Updates From the Movement
    Now more than ever, Americans lack confidence in politics. Don’t believe me? In 2016, 80% of Americans don’t trust the government to do the right thing. Instead, Americans are increasingly disillusioned with a government that is more interested in playing politics than in creating real reforms for the American people. Americans aren’t alone in their frustration with federal gridlock and hyper-partisanship. The Harvard Business School (HBS) recently released a study that identifies political dysfunction as the, “single most important challenge to U.S economic progress.” That’s right: the political climate is so bad that it’s even hurting U.S. business. This link ... (Read More)
    Source: OpenPrimariesPublished on 2016-12-06
  • Finding Strength in Children
    Lauren Cunningham is blogger and member of the Institute who is passionate about forming community and believes that our sense of community is vital in making meaningful strides toward the collective hopes and dreams we have for our children and their future. You can find more of her writing at Things I Teach My Children. How daunting it is to raise children in a society so fraught with conflict. When our differences are more pronounced than our similarities and the future seems all too uncertain, it’s difficult to know how to guide our children toward their roles as responsible citizens amidst a bitterly ... (Read More)
    Source: ICGPublished on 2016-12-06By Guest Blogger
  • Finding Strength in Children
    Lauren Cunningham is blogger and member of the Institute who is passionate about forming community and believes that our sense of community is vital in making meaningful strides toward the collective hopes and dreams we have for our children and their future. You can find more of her writing at Things I Teach My Children. How daunting it is to raise children in a society so fraught with conflict. When our differences are more pronounced than our similarities and the future seems all too uncertain, it’s difficult to know how to guide our children toward their roles as responsible citizens amidst a bitterly ... (Read More)
    Source: ICGPublished on 2016-12-06By Guest Blogger
  • Upcoming Event: Strategic Planning
    You made it through the election and you're gearing up for next year. Now what do you do? Developing a strategic plan can provide staff focus in their work, clarity on the Member’s goals, and help to achieve tangible accomplishments. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to use a strategic planning model specially designed for congressional offices.  ... (Read More)
    Source: CMFPublished on 2016-12-06
  • Event: Strategic Planning
    You made it through the election and you're gearing up for next year. Now what do you do? Developing a strategic plan can provide staff focus in their work, clarity on the Member’s goals, and help to achieve tangible accomplishments. This hands-on workshop on December 16  will teach you how to use a strategic planning model specially designed for congressional offices.  ... (Read More)
    Source: CMFPublished on 2016-12-06
  • The Road Forward: Engaging Stakeholders After the 2016 Election
    Many Americans were rocked by our unprecedented November election. At Future 500, we spent most of the year preparing for any scenario– we did not bet on the Republican victory, but we did anticipate the electoral possibility. We’re entering a period of profound uncertainty as our new leadership takes shape. We’ll likely ring in the year hanging on fundamental questions about our national identity. Our future is cloudy. Our Challenge has never been clearer: Collaborate. Commit our resources and influence to build bridges toward a healthy economy and a healthy environment. The two are interdependent; their health enables widespread ... (Read More)
    Source: Future500Published on 2016-12-05By Matt Stites
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