Bipartisanship Is Dying and Shouldn’t Be Mourned

By: Wednesday May 9, 2012 2:21 pm

Last night in Indiana long time Republican incumbent senator Richard Lugar lost a primary challenge to State Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Thanks to the state’s “sore loser law” there is no way Lugar can win the election. Lugar’s loss has basically guaranteed that the Republican senate caucus will be more unified, partisan and less compromising. At [...]

If You Want More Bipartisanship, Promote More Political Parties

By: Monday May 30, 2011 8:45 am

If you look at the current government in the UK, you will see an almost unprecedented level of bipartisanship in the recent history of the country. The Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats have been working together extremely closely. What is the cause of this outbreak of bipartisanship? The answer is simple, the UK has [...]

Mitt Romney and the Wages of Bipartisanship

By: Friday May 20, 2011 12:44 pm

Regardless of how you feel about the quality of Massachusetts health care reform, then-Gov. Mitt Romney’s role in its passage was a perfect example of the bipartisan compromise ideal that President Obama claims to love so strongly. Yet Obama is now actively trying to punish Romney for taking part in the bipartisanship Obama thinks is [...]

Political Cynicism on the Rise, Says Pew Poll

By: Friday January 14, 2011 5:08 pm

Welcome to a brand new age of political cynicism in America! According to a new poll from Pew, the American people have become dramatically more cynical about the chances of bipartisanship over the past two years. From Pew: The public continues to say they want Obama and Republican leaders to work together, but there is [...]

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