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.

  • ICE Essay “Appreciating the Upside of Nationalism” featured on NPR
    On Wednesday, April 19, NPR Phoenix reporter Steve Goldstein interviewed ICE president Steve McIntosh about his recent essay: Appreciating the Upside of Nationalism. The interview can still be heard online at the radio station’s website: theshow.kjzz.org (to listen press the ‘play’ button on The Show’s April 19th broadcast blue heading bar, then scroll forward to the beginning of the interview at: 10:33). At the end of the interview Goldstein insightfully asks about the role of pride in maintaining positive forms of nationalism. McIntosh responds by pointing out that while progressives have done well to help us atone for America’s past ... (Read More)
    Source: Institute for Cultural EvolutionPublished on 2017-04-19By Steve McIntosh
  • ICE Essay “Appreciating the Upside of Nationalism” featured on NPR
    On Wednesday, April 19, NPR Phoenix reporter Steve Goldstein interviewed ICE president Steve McIntosh about his recent essay: Appreciating the Upside of Nationalism. The interview can still be heard online at the radio station’s website: theshow.kjzz.org (to listen press the ‘play’ button on The Show’s April 19th broadcast blue heading bar, then scroll forward to the beginning of the interview at: 10:33). At the end of the interview Goldstein insightfully asks about the role of pride in maintaining positive forms of nationalism. McIntosh responds by pointing out that while progressives have done well to help us atone for America’s past ... (Read More)
    Source: Institute for Cultural EvolutionPublished on 2017-04-19By Steve McIntosh
  • Should a Politician’s Job be at Risk for Reaching Across the Aisle?
    Politicians who reach across America’s political divide often risk their jobs. Are they “sell outs” or do they deserve our support? ... (Read More)
    Source: Big Tent NationPublished on 2017-04-19
  • Updates From the Movement
    Since we essentially only have a 2 (viable) party system, I feel my independent vote is worthless since I have to declare one or the other party in order to vote in the primaries. At least Ohio lets one change from primary to primary. I remember a college professor stating his belief that it was stupid not to vote 100% for a party. But the party lines keep changing until the label becomes meaningless. I'd rather look at all the information I can find about those who are running, and pick from what they purport to believe in or ... (Read More)
    Source: OpenPrimariesPublished on 2017-04-19
  • Future 500 Convenes Global Leaders for 2017 Earth Day 50 Challenge Convening
    This April 19-21, a diverse group of approximately 100 corporate, environmental, academic, and philanthropic leaders are gathering in Dallas, Texas, to take the next steps on a positive path toward a sustainable future. Their stated mission: Halt, and begin repairing, decades of damage to the world’s oceans, forests, and climate, and show measurable progress by April 2020 – the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. “The Earth Day 50 Challenge is a commitment to civil discourse and mutual respect, which in today’s charged political climate is more necessary than ever,” said Future 500 CEO Bill Shireman, who began the annual Dallas ... (Read More)
    Source: Future500Published on 2017-04-19By Matt Stites
  • Opinion: 28th Amendment Will Restore a Vibrant Democracy
    John Pudner of Take Back our Republic, the leading conservative effort in campaign finance reform, has written this op-ed illustrating exactly why the fight for a 28th Amendment is not about a partisan battle of progressive vs. conservative, but about finding the "cleanest way to address a specific clarification to one of the greatest documents ever created by man – the US Constitution."   ... (Read More)
    Source: American PromisePublished on 2017-04-19
  • Opinion: 28th Amendment Will Restore a Vibrant Democracy
    John Pudner of Take Back our Republic, the leading conservative effort in campaign finance reform, has written this op-ed illustrating exactly why the fight for a 28th Amendment is not about a partisan battle of progressive vs. conservative, but about finding the "cleanest way to address a specific clarification to one of the greatest documents ever created by man – the US Constitution."   ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-04-19
  • What happens when students lead PB?
    Impacts, outcomes, and winning projects shine in Phoenix “Let’s rock and roll!” shouted Christopher Oglesby, Assistant Principal at Carl Hayden Community High School, to a team huddle of 30 spirited students. The group dispersed in all directions, and prepared to welcome over 1,500 student voters to the gym. This team of student leaders—along with school district staff, nonprofit partners, and volunteers—met just before the Phoenix sunrise to set up thousands of ballots and stickers, 40 voting booths, dozens of blue and gold posters, eight voter check-in stations, three display boards, and two official Maricopa County vote machines. Watch ... (Read More)
    Source: Participatory Budgeting ProjectPublished on 2017-04-19By Ashley Brennan
  • #CLDE17 FRIDAY PLENARY | Dialogue and Deliberation Forum- Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?
    Announcing the CLDE17 FRIDAY PLENARY | Dialogue and Deliberation Forum- Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence? The 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting, organized by the American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, will bring together faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus… The post #CLDE17 FRIDAY PLENARY | Dialogue and Deliberation Forum- Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence? appeared first on The Democracy Commitment. ... (Read More)
    Source: The Democracy CommitmentPublished on 2017-04-19By Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director
  • An Important New Book on Election Reform
    “Are American elections working well?” “All of this said, things could work much better.”   The first of these two sentences appears in Chapter 1 of Changing How America Votes, edited by Todd Donovan (published, 2017). The second caps off the end of Chapter 15. In the ellipses are 13 innovative ideas about how to assess our democracy and make elections in the United States better. FairVote’s reform vision is well-represented in the collection. FairVote executive director Rob Richie and I contributed a chapter arguing for the proposed Fair Representation Act for Congress. In that chapter - most of ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2017-04-19
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