Jim Turner

15 Apr: Transpartisan Review Blog #41

Critics left, right, and other, including us from time to time, find it easy to pillory and mock President Trump’s erratic, unpredictable, and apparently highly inconsistent style of leadership. They call him “child,” “clown,” and bumbling amateur. Then the President’s response to the horrendous pictures of gassed civilians leading to the American bombing of Syria reminds us that, as President, he wields enormous power that deserves, nay, requires, more than mockery.

09 Apr: Transpartisan Review Blog #40

Transpartisan Tax Time by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Now Tax Reform arrives on the Congressional agenda. Congress sees the problem as not enough money to pay for all the projects, programs and material that everyone wants. The…

30 Mar: Transpartisan Review Blog #39

Transpartisan Health Within Reach? by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner Through the smoldering ruins of the most recent healthcare financing reform effort we see the faint outlines of a transpartisan approach to health care. Former President Barack Obama…

23 Mar: Transpartisan Review Blog #38

Our friend and colleague Steven P. Cohen, scholar, spiritual leader, and transpartisan activist, passed away at the age of 71 at his home in Teaneck, NJ, on January 25, 2017. For three decades Steve was the “silent broker” of peace talks in the Middle East—”the lone guerilla warrior of peace,” one Israeli politician called him.

08 Mar: Transpartisan Review Blog #36

Oscar’s Transpartisan Moment by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner And the Academy Award [Beatty hesitates] for Best Picture ‘. . . La La Land . . .’  The marvelous Faye Dunaway delivered, likely, the most memorable words, ‘La…

01 Mar: Transpartisan Review Blog #35

Twelve days ago Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, former California governor, released a video attack on gerrymandering called ‘Why Congress Is Worse Than Herpes’. Since then the video, released on ATTN: (pronounced ‘attention’), has received 22,237,520 views. The people are interested.

16 Feb: Transpartisan Review Blog #33

Glimpses of a Transpartisan Foreign Policy by A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner U.S. policy experts widely believe that the world order requires strong American engagement. When American engagement becomes weak or uncertain, the order weakens, and aggression and…

05 Feb: Transpartisan Review Blog #31

“I have a running war with the media. They’re scum. They are horrible people. . . . [T]he media is the opposition party in many ways,” Trump says of the media. “You are a liar,” the media says of Trump. More eyeballs watched each. The attention boosted the ratings of both. We think they often speak different languages.