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.

  • Tax Day Tidbits
    Some food for thought as you scramble to finish your tax returns. ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-04-18
  • Wisconsin Bill Limiting Recounts is Detrimental to Election Integrity
    More than a decade after the 2000 presidential election debacle in Florida, the litigation following the 2016 presidential election demonstrated that our electoral system is still not equipped to confront challenges and uncertainties. Five states saw petitions for recounts, but only one state (Wisconsin) conducted a full recount. In between Election Day and Inauguration Day, what could have been a smooth series of recounts to verify our electoral system instead devolved into breathless headlines and many rounds of uncertain litigation. After the dust settled in Wisconsin, the sole state to conduct the requested recount, the fact that the recount was ... (Read More)
    Source: Fair VotePublished on 2017-04-18
  • Florida Becomes a Battleground in the Fight Against Big Money in Politics
    Actions in support of a 28th Amendment to get big money out of politics are escalating in Florida. On April 13, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) joined Jeff Clements of American Promise and Wanda Francis of Indivisible for a town hall in Fort Lauderdale focused on the damaging effects to American democracy due to the flood of unlimited, concentrated money into our American elections after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.  ... (Read More)
    Source: American PromisePublished on 2017-04-18
  • Florida Becomes a Battleground in the Fight Against Big Money in Politics
    Actions in support of a 28th Amendment to get big money out of politics are escalating in Florida. On April 13, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) joined Jeff Clements of American Promise and Wanda Francis of Indivisible for a town hall in Fort Lauderdale focused on the damaging effects to American democracy due to the flood of unlimited, concentrated money into our American elections after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.  ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-04-18
  • Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard: City Hall wants to make it easier for people to look at its data
    Source: Opengov FoundationPublished on 2017-04-17By admin
  • Why You Shouldn’t Contact Senators and Representatives Who Don’t Represent You
    Citizens—and the associations, nonprofits, and corporations they belong to—often wish to enhance their voices by contacting the Senators and Representatives they like best, the ones they're most angry at, the ones they see on TV, the ones who sit on the committees most relevant to them, or possibly all of them, for good measure. Unless the legislators also happen to represent them, however, the messages almost never get through. Why is this? ... (Read More)
    Source: CMFPublished on 2017-04-17
  • Why You Shouldn’t Contact Senators and Representatives Who Don’t Represent You
    Citizens—and the associations, nonprofits, and corporations they belong to—often wish to enhance their voices by contacting the Senators and Representatives they like best, the ones they're most angry at, the ones they see on TV, the ones who sit on the committees most relevant to them, or possibly all of them, for good measure. Unless the legislators also happen to represent them, however, the messages almost never get through. Why is this? ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-04-17
  • From Tragedy, to Passion, to Action
    This past weekend, I had the privilege (and I mean that literally) to participate in an amazing conference hosted by SLLF and the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA). Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Strategies that WORK!  featured some of the most informed and inspiring presentations and presenters I have heard in my twenty years with SLLF. Every person presenting at the conference did so because they have committed their lives, and in many cases their fortunes, to helping America address the epidemic of drug addiction that is claiming more than a thousand lives a week in ... (Read More)
    Source: SLLFPublished on 2017-04-17By SLLF
  • Trump the Rationalist
    By Xander SnyderPresident Trump has taken a lot of flak for his missile strike against the Syrian government’s Shayrat airbase. One of the criticisms that I’ve heard bounce around my social media echo chamber is how irrational it is for Trump to get involved in another Middle Eastern war. I, however, don't understand how Trump’s decision to launch a limited missile strike on Syria can be considered irrational.Think about how this move helps Trump. From a political standpoint, the missile strike is a win for him. Trump gets to beat his chest and say he's a strong president - and ... (Read More)
    Source: ReConsiderPublished on 2017-04-17By Erik Fogg
  • Transpartisan Review Blog #41
    Syria and the Importance of Trump’s Subjective Core: Dangerous Possibilities by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Critics left, right, and other, including us from time to time, find it easy to pillory and mock President Trump’s erratic, unpredictable, and apparently highly inconsistent style of leadership. They call him “child,” “clown,” and bumbling amateur. Then the President’s response to the horrendous pictures of gassed civilians leading to the American bombing of Syria reminds us that, as President, he wields enormous power that deserves, nay, requires, more than mockery. Seen as an effect at least as much as a ... (Read More)
    Source: Citizens.orgPublished on 2017-04-15By Citizens For Health
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