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.

  • The General Assembly of Maryland Considers Resolution Calling for a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United and Guarantee Fair and Free Elections
    The General Assembly of Maryland Considers Resolution Calling for a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United and Guarantee Fair and Free Elections Jeff Clements, President of American Promise, to testify in support of the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Proposed by Senate Joint Resolution 4 and House Joint Resolution 6. Read full release. ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-03-08
  • Trust, Authority, and Institutions: A Way Forward (Part I)
    By: Josh FeigelsonIf there is a silver lining to the deep political divisions affecting our country and much of the world, it’s that many of us are doing more serious political reflection, and engagement, than we have in the past. And we can do it with the help of advances in our scientific knowledge. Recently, I came across two different articles that speak to our work at Ask Big Questions. We’ve known for some time that trust in institutions has declined over the last fifty years. Robert Putnam’s magnum opus, Bowling Alone, which is now nearly twenty years old, brought this ... (Read More)
    Source: Ask Big QuestionsPublished on 2017-03-08By Sara Mandell
  • Meet the Fellows: Joel Usher
    Fellows occupy a fascinating space in Congress: they are integrated into the staff, are typically subject matter experts, and are often new to politics. With tight operating budgets and a crushing and important workload, offices are all too happy for the extra help, but constraints like building trust and new competencies have to be dealt with early. Looking ahead to my own fellowship through this lens, I’m thrilled to be here, nervous about living up to the standard set by last year’s class of fellows, and excited to get to work serving my country.I have envisioned moving into politics for ... (Read More)
    Source: Tech CongressPublished on 2017-03-07By Joel Usher
  • Govt Watchdog Finds Flaws in Implementation of Contractor Whistleblower Law
    Whistleblower protections for federal contractors have been inconsistently implemented, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-03-07
  • Stand with Montanans
    MONTANA VOTERS WANT A 28TH AMENDMENT TO SET LIMITS ON CAMPAIGN SPENDING, CANDIDATES FOR THE SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR LEAD Former Montana Supreme Court Justice James Nelson, Former Montana Lt. Governor John Bohlinger (R), Bozeman City Commissioner Jeff Krauss, and others issue public letter urging candidates to support a 28th Amendment CLICK FOR FULL TEXT ... (Read More)
    Source: American PromisePublished on 2017-03-06
  • Stand with Montanans
    MONTANA VOTERS WANT A 28TH AMENDMENT TO SET LIMITS ON CAMPAIGN SPENDING, CANDIDATES FOR THE SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR LEAD Former Montana Supreme Court Justice James Nelson, Former Montana Lt. Governor John Bohlinger (R), Bozeman City Commissioner Jeff Krauss, and others issue public letter urging candidates to support a 28th Amendment CLICK FOR FULL TEXT ... (Read More)
    Source: Published on 2017-03-06
  • The Civic Uprising of 2017
    Highlights – Ralph Nader Interviews Hedrick Smith : “Certainly Trump didn’t intend to do this, nor did Steve Bannon, his Rasputin in the White House, but you know, accidentally and unintentionally, they have triggered and ignited a fire in the political prairies of this country.” “I don’t think we’ve seen this kind of electricity, this kind of ferment, this sense of people that they need to come off of the sidelines and get engaged if they want to see a fairer, more inclusive democracy and if they want to stop the dismantling of programs that they think are important.” January 21, 2017 – ... (Read More)
    Source: ReclaimPublished on 2017-03-06By owen
  • Your Welfare Dollars Feed State Budgets, Not Needy Families
    The Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program is the quintessential example of government failure and why Americans need to rethink how their tax dollars are spent. (Photo: Scott Santens) Instituted by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Act is one of the largest federal assistance programs in the United States. A cash benefit usually referred to as “welfare,” it provides temporary financial assistance with the goal of getting people off of that assistance, mainly through employment. Under the new act, TANF recipients are required to find a job within 24 months of receiving aid. ... (Read More)
    Source: Tax Revolution InstitutePublished on 2017-03-06By Chloe Anagnos
  • Your Welfare Dollars Feed State Budgets, Not Needy Families
    The Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program is the quintessential example of government failure and why Americans need to rethink how their tax dollars are spent.The Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program is the quintessential example of government failure and why Americans need to rethink how their tax dollars are spent. (Photo: Scott Santens) Instituted by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Act is one of the largest federal assistance programs in the United States. A cash benefit usually referred to as “welfare,” it provides temporary financial assistance with ... (Read More)
    Source: Tax Revolution InstitutePublished on 2017-03-06By Chloe Anagnos
  • Military Industrial Circus: What I’ve learned covering the military for 40 years
    In his inaugural column, Mark Thompson, national security analyst for the CDI Straus Military Reform Project, talks about covering the military. "Scant public interest yields ceaseless wars to nowhere." ... (Read More)
    Source: POGOPublished on 2017-03-06
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