It is impossible to comment on this election without retreating into clichés. Everything that could be said has been said. How should transpartisans be looking at what happened? What might reality look like with Trump as President?
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Every holiday season, I start to think about how to handle the social events on my holiday calendar. It gets me thinking about what strategies I use to manage my eating during these “potentially” treacherous times.
Registered Republicans and Democrats combined make up a minority (40%) of the U.S. voting-age population. Of the remaining 60% about 30% identify as Independents, and about 30% don’t bother registering at all…
The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) held its seventh biannual national conference on October 14-16 in Boston. Many major figures in the dialogue and transpartisan movements were there, led by Sandy Heierbacher, NCDD co-founder and long-time head.
Terrence M. Cunningham, President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Chief of the Wellesley, MA police force offered and apology for historic mistreatment of minorities by police. To a standing ovation of 16,000 assembled police officials he decried the fact that police had become the ‘face of oppression for far too many of our fellow citizens’.
The Presidential campaign has been offered little substantive discussion of issues. Media leaders affirm their responsibility for keeping the political debate honest and responsible. This mostly means correcting misstatements of fact. But we think the responsibility should be broader.
The Conservative Transpartisan Role by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner People often note that transpartisan meetings attract mostly people from the left but few conservatives. Even though a number of ‘conservative’ leaders are transpartisans (Grover Norquist, Hernando de Soto, Rich Tafel, Bill Shireman, Ralph Benko, Michael Ostrolenk, and others), they are minority participants in transpartisan gatherings. The issue…
President Obama underscored the role of subjectivity in maintaining peace and order in neighborhoods across the country when he declared last week National Community Policing Week.
While our spirits often yearn for changes that give us greater peace, freedom and connectedness, we must embrace the essential paradox that makes change possible.
Powerful factors influence Transpartisan realities. Among them the state of debate plays an important but often ignored role.