Transpartisan Review

Oct 06, 2017: Transpartisan Review

We thank you for following along with the evolution of the Transpartisan Review. We believe strongly in this project by CFH President and Board Chair James S. Turner and colleague A. Lawrence Chickering – an effort to free the issues of the day from the shackles of partisan politics as a means of finding common ground for a solution-oriented dialogue…

Jul 27, 2017: Transpartisan Note #56

Possibilities for Transpartisan Governance Transpartisan Note #56 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner In Note #54 we introduced the Centrist Project. This group promotes cooperation and collaboration among state legislators. It seeks out sitting legislators willing to declare independence from current parties and willing candidates to run as independents. They expect Independents to use their leverage to reduce…

Jul 17, 2017: Transpartisan Note #55

The Centrist Project Meets the Washington Press Transpartisan Note #55 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, an Independent and former Republican, and Byron Mallott, his Democratic rival, debated each other so many times that they got to be allies. “We discovered that we liked our state a whole lot more than we liked politics,”…

Jul 11, 2017: Transpartisan Note #54

Independents Day Transpartisan Note #54 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Today we present The Centrist Project’s announcement of its first Washington, DC press conference… Independent elected officials from across the country will join together for the first time in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, July 12, for an ‘Independents Day’ event organized by The Centrist Project. The group…

Jul 08, 2017: Transpartisan Review Note #53

Trump as “Disrupter” Transpartisan Note #53 by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner We have been musing along the following lines: Among all criticisms of President Trump, the most common is his apparently unbreakable habit of sending provocative tweets that often conflict with and disturb efforts to advance his developing policy agenda. Such criticisms are constantly repeated, and they…

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….