Jim Turner

21 Jan: The Bonvie Blog: Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG

Here’s the best New Year’s resolution you can make BY LINDA BONVIE If you made a New Year’s resolution, probably by now the enthusiasm in following this self-improvement ritual has slowly faded into the humdrum of daily life. But I’m here to help revitalize things. It’s not too late to make one of the best New Year’s resolutions of all….

04 Dec: 5G Media Advisory: Call to Substantiate Claims of “Safety”

UPDATE: Watch Senator Blumenthal’s press conference on the dangers of 5G: View it here. As the Senator notes, despite the FCC’s assurances that 5G is “safe,” “We need evidence.” And classified evidence is NOT enough. CFH and NISLAPP believe the available scientific evidence: The impact will be harmful. “We do not know it is safe” is very different than “It…

19 Nov: The Bonvie Blog: Lectin

Have a happy lectin-, gluten-, additive-free Thanksgiving! By LINDA BONVIE Let me start by saying that consuming unadulterated food has become increasingly challenging. And as we enter the “eating season” that begins with Thanksgiving, complications can heat up at a rapid pace. If you’re not careful, a “traditional” Thanksgiving meal can easily become a “chemical feast,” to borrow the title…

06 Oct: 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…

27 Jul: 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…

17 Jul: 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,”…

11 Jul: 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…

08 Jul: 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…

01 Jul: 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…