Citizens For Health

Jul 01, 2017: Transpartisan Review Note #52

Matrix: Broadening the Left/Right Spectrum Transpartisan Note #52 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner New York Times columnist Ross Douthat usefully introduces a matrix into his analysis of American politics (“In Search of the American Center,” NYT 6/21/17). He reports on a study by the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group and a report by Lee Drutman assessing voter…

Jun 21, 2017: Transpartisan Review Note #51

Taco Trucks at Every Mosque Americans Embrace Diversity Locally Transpartisan Note #51 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner ‘Taco Trucks at Every Mosque’ is a celebration of breaking of the fast (iftar) during the month of Ramadan by Orange County, California, Muslim and Latino community members. It took place June 15th at the Islamic Society of Orange County…

Jun 17, 2017: Transpartisan Review Note #50

Transpartisan Europe: A Tale of Two Countries Transpartisan Note #50 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner “In office, but not in power,” headlined The Telegraph of London on Sunday, June 11. The headline described the situation of British Prime Minister Teresa May. May called the June 8 election to bolster the Conservative party’s Parliamentary majority. Instead the Conservatives…

Jun 10, 2017: Transpartisan Review Note #49

A Comment on Needleman’s American Soul Transpartisan Note #49 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Our country’s partisan divide impacts the way we do business, whether we work in commercial, nonprofit, academic, or government programs. The following short article, written with fellow public policy analyst A. Lawrence Chickering, explores one of the many facets of this impact when examined…

May 29, 2017: Transpartisan Review Note #48

Introducing Voice for Hope – Healers of Planet Earth Transpartisan Note #48 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Voice for HOPE (Healers of Planet Earth), founded in 2010 to support ‘Freedom to Choose Your Path to Wellness,’ works to bring the attention of Congress to the development of integrative medicine as a part of national health care policy….

May 22, 2017: Transpartisan Review Note #47

President Trump on the Abraham Path Transpartisan Note #47 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner The Abraham Path is a cultural route celebrating a journey made 4,000 years ago by Abraham, the common patriarch of the three Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. USA Today says, “President Trump has billed his [May 2017] visit to Saudi Arabia, Israel and…

May 16, 2017: Transpartisan Review Note #46

Search For Common Ground, Transpartisan In Action Transpartisan Note #46 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Daryl Davis, African-American R&B and blues musician, worked to improve race relations by personally engaging with leaders of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Known for his energetic style of Boogie-woogie piano, he bonded with Klansmen who loved his music. He engaged using…

May 11, 2017: Transpartisan Review Blog #45

Educate Girls Globally (EGG), founded by Lawry Chickering nearly twenty years ago, has enjoyed extraordinary success promoting positive social changes in the most “difficult” populations in rural India. The most important of these are cultural—from premodern, pre-individualist, role-driven values to more modern, individualist, conscious values.

May 04, 2017: Transpartisan Review Blog #44

September 11, 2001 (9/11) Canadian air traffic control diverted 38 wide-bodied, US-bound airliners to the Gander, Newfoundland, Northeast Canada airfield. The town of Gander, population 10,000, suddenly found itself host to 6,600 stranded passengers and several hundred crew. Come From Away, the Broadway musical story of their five days together in Gander, captures their shared experiences.

Apr 27, 2017: Transpartisan Review Blog #43

March 6, 1857, Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, wrote the 7-2 Dred Scott opinion finding that “a negro, whose ancestors were imported into [the U.S.], and sold as slaves,” whether enslaved or free, could not be an American citizen.

On March 6, 2017, the 160th anniversary of that infamous decision—the worst in court history, historians say—Justice Taney’s descendant, Charles Taney of Greenwich, Connecticut, apologized to Dred Scott’s great-great-granddaughter under the gaze of a Roger Taney statue installed on the Maryland State House grounds in 1872.